Insider Tips To Travelling In Malaysia

Tourists who are planning on visiting Malaysia will need to learn some insider tips for travelling in Malaysia. These tips will help them move efficiently throughout the region seeing the best of what the country has to offer. Holidaymakers will need to consider issues like transportation, currency exchange and food when they are holidaying in this region.

The iconic KLCC Twin Towers at night, located in the heard of Malaysia's capital - Kuala Lumpur

The iconic KLCC Twin Towers at night, located in the heard of Malaysia’s capital – Kuala Lumpur

Getting Around in Malaysia
Holidaymakers have a few different options when it comes to getting from one location to another. Taking a taxi is not ideal as the roads are often congested. Taxis will take a long time arriving to their destination and more often than not cost more in comparison to other forms of transport. Many people opt to hire a car and driver for their vacation in Malaysia and this is commonplace as the rates there for a driver and car is relatively cheap. This is suitable for those who are only spending a short time in Malaysia. Tourists should not forget that Malaysia has one of the best public transport systems in the world. Using the train system or bus routes are the cheapest and easiest way to get to the local attractions and malls.

Taxis are common in Kuala Lumpur and around Malaysia but beware of drivers who overcharge and do not follow the taxi meter

Taxis are common in Kuala Lumpur and around Malaysia but beware of drivers who overcharge and do not follow the taxi meter

Understanding Malaysia’s Currency (Ringgit/MYR)
A lot of tourists are unaware that Malaysia’s currency is worth more than currencies in neighbouring countries. As a result, they often think things are cheaper than they are. Holidaymakers need to ensure that they know the exact value of their currency before they start shopping. This will keep them from going over their budget.

At the time of writing, the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) is at a rate of 1:3 against the US Dollar (USD)

At the time of writing, the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) is at a rate of 1:3 against the US Dollar (USD)

Tips for Malaysian Food
Malaysia has many restaurants, fast food stores and street vendors. Tourists should not be afraid to try street food, otherwise known as mamak locally. The hygiene standards in this country are higher than in countries like India. People rarely get ill from eating Malaysian street food. It is also worth noting that fast food outlets have some dishes that holidaymakers will not be able to find back home.

The typical "mamak" store in Malaysia serving local food

The typical “mamak” store in Malaysia serving local food

Visiting Malaysian Tourist Attractions
A lot of people believe that there is not much to do in Malaysia. This could not be further from the truth. The country has enough attractions to keep tourists occupied for months. Some examples of these attractions are the local beaches at Port Dickson, museums, aquariums, zoos, farms and shopping hotspots. The best way to find these attractions is to search for them on popular travel websites such as Asia Travel Blog!

Port Dickson Beach - Malaysia

Admiral Marina - Port Dickson

Overall, Malaysia is an excellent tourist destination. As the majority of the population speak English, it is easy for travellers to get around and get what they need. Those who plan their trip well will be rewarded by being able to see a lot of the country within a few days.

An example of a beautifully preserved heritage building - the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

An example of a beautifully preserved heritage building – the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

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