TRAVEL TO MALAYSIA
Many international flights land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Sepang, which is about 50km away from Kuala Lumpur.. Some low cost airlines like Malindo Air and Air Asia land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 which is about 5 km by road from the main airport. Other airports used for regional and domestic flights are Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Penang, Langkawi, Johor Bahru, Kuching and the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport in Subang, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s national carrier is Malaysia Airlines.
At the airport, there are unlicensed taxis waiting for customers. They are not legitimate and charge hefty prices for the trip into the city. Always look for the authorised taxi operators’ counters at the airport where the traveller purchase a coupon before boarding the taxi. There are also counters where bus tickets can be bought for the journey into Kuala Lumpur. The KLIA Express offers the fastest transport into the city, taking only 28 minutes of non stop journey.
Malaysia is also accessible by train and road from Thailand and Singapore.
- Always bring your sunglasses, sunblock lotion and an umbrella , they are needed because of the hot and rainy weather. A raincoat may come in handy and always drink lots of water.
- The tourist is advised to carry an insect / mosquito repellant due to the hot humid climate
- Clothing : Light cool clothes for casual wear. Light jacket if you are travelling up the hills. Collar shirts with sleeves and long pants if the tourist is going to visit places of worship /places with code of dressing. Dress modestly. Sleeveless clothing & short pants are not permitted in these places.
- Do take off your shoes when entering religious places of worship or when entering someone’s house, this is the local custom.
- Nudity is prohibited in Malaysia.
Electricity: 220 AC, 50 HZ
Currency : The local currency is the Ringgit. Credit cards are widely accepted in major towns & cities. There are many authorised money changers in the urban areas.