Useful Information

Useful Information

Entry Requirements

Visitors must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond the intended visiting period. Citizens of most countries do not require visas for social or business visits. For further information, please visit or call the nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission or Tourism Malaysia office.


The unit of currency is the Malaysian Ringgit, which is denoted as RM. Foreign currencies can be converted at banks and money changers.


Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken. Malaysians also speak various languages and dialects.


Malaysia is linked nationally and internationally by telephone, facsimile and via the Internet. Most hotels provide International Direct Dial (IDD) telephone services and Wi-fi Internet connection.


The voltage used throughout Malaysia is 220 - 240 volts AC, at 50 cycles per second. Standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets are used.


The standard Malaysian time is 8 hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of the U.S. Pacific Standard Time.


Malaysia has a wide range of accommodation with competitive rates. International star-rated hotels, boutique hotels, beach resorts, chalets, youth hostels and timeshare apartments are among the types of accommodation available.

Useful Contact Numbers

Kuala Lumpur Tourist Police: 03 2149 6590/ 03 2149 6593
Ambulance/Police: 999
Fire and Rescue Department: 999
Malaysia Tourism Centre: 03 9235 4848 / 03 9235 4800
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Information Centre: 03 8776 2000
KLIA 2 Information Counter: 03 8778 5540/ 5541 / 5542

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