Travel Tips

Climate Equatorial/Tropical.
Average Temperatures Lowlands – 32º Centigrade.
Highlands – 21º Centigrade.
Currency Malaysian Ringgit (RM). Travellers cheques and foreign currencies can be changed for Malaysian Ringgit at banks and hotels. Most major hotels charge a nominal fee for currency conversion.
Major Credit and Charge Cards VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club.
Banking Hours Mondays to Fridays – 9.30am until 3.30pm.
Local Time Standard Malaysian Time is 8 hours ahead of GMT.
Electricity 240 volts AC/50-Cycle system.
Language Bahasa Malaysia is the national language. However, English is widely spoken.
Entry Requirements 1. A valid passport (and visa wherever applicable) is required.
2. A Social or Tourist Visit Pass does not permit the holder to take up employment, business or professional work in Malaysia.
3. The Business Visit Pass allows foreign visitors to enter the country for business negotiations or inspection of business premises. These passes however, cannot be used for employment purposes or for supervising the installation of new machinery or the construction of a factory.
4.No fee is charged for a Business Visit Pass issued for a period of up to three months. A fee of RM5 is imposed for each month thereafter.