Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Malaysia?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Malaysia are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Malaysia?

For up to date information around safety and security in Malaysia read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Malaysia.

Best time to visit Malaysia?

The best time to visit the beaches on the east coast is from March to September since it is typically drier than the rest of Malaysia during this time. For the west coast, visit from November to August as the heaviest showers are from September to October.

Do I need a visa to enter Malaysia?

British nationals don't need a visa to visit Malaysia. You will normally be given permission to stay for 3 months on arrival. Visas for longer stays or for non-tourist purposes must be obtained from the nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission before you travel.

What currency do i need in Malaysia?

The official currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit.

While visiting Malaysia

What wild animals live in Malaysia?

Malayan tiger, Asian elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros, Malayan tapir, Lesser mousedeer, Malayan pangolin, Malayan flying lemur, Gaur.

What is the traditional food in Malaysia?

Nasi lemak is a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the national dish.

What Languages are spoken in Malaysia?

The Malay language belongs to the Austronesian family and it is the most widely spoken language in the country with ten dialects, and the official standardized dialect being the Bahasa.

How much do you tip in Malaysia?

The currency in Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit. Tipping is not common practice in Malaysia and most people won't expect it. In some tourist hot spots you may notice 10% service charge added to your restaurant bill. Otherwise tipping will be discretionary.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Malaysia?

Local Malaysia travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Malaysia Numbers?

  • Police: 999
  • Ambulance: 999
  • Fire: 994
  • Embassy: +60 3-2170 2200

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Malaysia?

    The time difference is 8 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Malaysia?

    Malaysia Guidebook

    Best Malaysia guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Malaysia with this Malaysia Guidebook .