Beaches, Petronas, AirAsia

Malaysia

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers. See Malaysia with help from Wyld Family Travel’s detailed Malaysia travel guides.

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Transport

 Malaysia’s road network is extensive, covering 250,023 kilometers, including 1,956 km of expressways. Driving in Malaysia is on the left hand side of the road. There is an extensive public transport network mostly using buses nationwide. There are 2 main trainlines that run from the Singapore border to the Thai border.

Money

The official currency of Malaysia is the ringgit. Bank notes come in the following amounts RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50, RM100. We suggest using a Wise card to cut down on high international withdrawal fees.

Food

Malaysian food has also been influenced by Chinese, Indian, Thai and many other cultures throughout history, producing a distinct cuisine of their own. A meal at a mid-priced restaurant should cost around $7.25(USD), while coffee will set you back $2.54 and a loaf of bread $0.80

Accommodation

There are 38 big cities and 229 small towns in Malaysia. Each of the big city can offer more than 700 hotel rooms to choose from. Average hotel price in Malaysia varies from $11 to $176 per night.

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