BEST TIME TO VISIT

APRIL TO OCTOBER | 15° C - 25° C | SUMMER

The best time to visit Malaysia is really all-year-round. Given the salubrious climate Malaysia witnesses, it especially makes for a good summer destination (Apr-Oct). The winter months of Jan-Mar are also ideal for its festivals (Chinese New Year and Thaipusam) and a slight dip in temperature. Though rain is expected throughout the year, there are not torrential downpours seen. From September to October, regions of Penang and Langkawi witness more rains than usual.

HERE’S WHAT IT WILL COST

Flights from major cities to Kuala Lumpur 
Flight from Delhi: Starting at Rs. 16,000 
Flight from Mumbai: Starting at Rs. 19,000 
 
Hotels in Kuala Lumpur (1&2 stars, 3&4 stars, 5 star) 
1&2 stars: Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000 
3&4 stars: Rs. 3000 to Rs. 8000 
5 star: Rs. 9000 onwards 
 
Food: per person per day in Kuala Lumpur (excluding alcohol) 
Budget: MYR 30-40 
Mid -Range: MYR 50-60 
Splurge: Variable based on choice of restaurant 

VISA

Applicants willing to travel to Malaysia need to apply for visa within 1 month from the date of travel. Passport validity should be more than six months from the date of arrival in Malaysia and passport must have three blank pages (two blank pages in passports for applicants applying in Ahmedabad and Pune). Passports with validity of more than 10 years from the date of issue may also be submitted. ... READ MORE

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GETTING IN

BY AIR

If you’re planning to stay in Kuala Lumpur or a nearby city, fly into the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, located approximately 50 kilometres south of Kuala Lumpur. Providing modern and sought-after passenger services, the airport is well connected to the rest of the world and all major carriers ply frequently from here.
If you’re heading to Langkawi directly, fly into Langkawi International Airport, which is located in Padang Matsirat, Langkawi.

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BY RAIL

Provided by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), the railway service in KL operate at KL Sentral Railway Station and Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station. Regular trains from Singapore (taking 6-9 hours) and other destinations around ply frequently to KL.

 
BY SEA

There are regular ferry services to travel to Langkawi— from Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis and Penang to Langkawi (Kuah Jetty) and back. Check it out here. 

 

 

PACKING

Here are a few things you must ensure you have before you travel to Malaysia:
  • Valid passport with a minimum six months validity
  • A visa valid up to your stay in Malaysia
  • Bank cards, cash, forex, or travel cards
  • Copies of your passport, visa, credit and debit cards
  • List of emergency contacts
  • Laptop and mobile phone along with chargers
  • Basic medication
  • Woollens, or light cottons, beach wear as per the season/place you’re visiting
  • Umbrella/raincoat
 

DOs & DON’Ts

LOCAL ETIQUETTE
  • Shoes must always be removed when entering a Malaysian home, temple or any sacred place.
  • The right hand is always used when eating, or giving and receiving objects.
  • The right forefinger is not used to point at places, objects or persons. Instead, the thumb of the right hand with four fingers folded under is the preferred usage.
  • Toasting a drink is not encouraged a lot in Malaysia, as the largest population here is of Muslims who don’t drink alcohol.
 
SAFETY
  • Be alert and aware of pick pocketing and bag-snatching, as petty crime is rampant in Malaysia.
  • Avoid secluded places at night.
  • Do not carry big amounts of cash with you at public places.