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The languages that are typically spoken are Malaysian
Malaysia uses the Malaysian ringgit (symbol: RM), code MYR.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 ringgits. Ringgit is subdivided into 100 sens. Coins come in denominations of 50, 20, 10 and 5 sens.
Automatic teller machines are common in Malaysia. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Malaysia is on average 5.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Malaysia is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.
You can buy a SIM card for about 59.26 MYR, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Celcom, DiGi, Maxis or U Mobile. Malaysia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Malaysia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Malaysia, dial +, then 60 (the country code for Malaysia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Malaysia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 3 .
In Malaysia you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 50-70 km/h (31-43 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-90 km/h (49-55 mph) on undivided highways.
Import and export information
Rattan from the Peninsula of Malaysia.
Live animals, with the exception of domestic animals.
Meat from bovine species.
Plants, including orchids.
Vegetables in excess of 3kg.
Palm kernels and seeds.
Arms, ammunition, and military clothing.
Antiquities as defined by Malaysian law.
Sugar and rice.
Live prawns, shrimp, and fish.
Collections of zoological, botanical, mineralogical, anatomical, historical, archaeological, or numismatic interest.
Travellers may export Malaysian Ringgits up to an amount equivalent to US$10,000.
There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency that may be exported from Malaysia.
Funds exceeding US$10,000 or an equivalent amount must be declared.
Tobacco:200 cigarettes; or
Tobacco:225 grams of tobacco.
Alcohol:Travellers may import Malaysian Ringgits up to an amount equivalent to US$10,000.
Alcohol:There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency that may be imported into Malaysia.
Alcohol:Funds exceeding US$10,000 or an equivalent amount must be declared.
Currency:Travellers may import Malaysian Ringgits up to an amount equivalent to US$10,000.
Currency:There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency that may be imported into Malaysia.
Currency:Funds exceeding US$10,000 or an equivalent amount must be declared.
Other items:Up to 3 pieces of new clothing and 1 new pair of footwear.
Other items:1 personal electronic per traveller.
Other items:Food products up to RM75 in value.
Other items:Other goods, including gifts and souvenirs up to a value of RM400. Goods from Langkawi, Pulau, Tioman or Labuan may be up to a value of RM500.
Illicit drugs including morphine, heroin, and marijuana. The penalty for drug smuggling is death by hanging.
Indecent printings, paintings, photographs, and other media.
Any device intended to be prejudicial to the interests of peace of Malaysia.
Cocoa pods, rambutans, pulasans, longans, and nam nam fruit from the Philippines and Indonesia.
Intoxicating liquors containing more than 3.46 milligrams per litre of any lead or copper compound.
Daggers and flick knives.
Broadcast receivers capable of receiving radio communication within the ranges (68-87) MHz and (108-174) MHz.
Cloth bearing the imprint or duplicate of any verses of the Quran.
Articles resembling syringes.
Lightning arresters containing radioactive material.
There are certain restrictions on the import of pets into Malaysia. For further information, please visitProcedure to Import Dogs and Cats into Malaysia.
Live animals and their derivative products, including meat, hides, and horns.
Animal oils and fats.
Coral, whether alive or dead.
Plants and their derivative products.
Explosives and fireworks.
Imitation arms and hand grenades.
Arms and ammunition other than personal arms and ammunition imported by a bona fide traveller.
Bullet proof vests, steel helmets, and other articles of clothing intended for defensive purposes.
Safety helmets, with the exception of motorcycle helmets.
Soil and live pests, including rats, snails, insects, and pests injurious to plants.
Rice and padi including rice products.
Equipment able to be connected to a public telecommunication network.
Radio communication being used to telecommunication in the frequency lower the 3000 GHz.
Saccharin and its salt.
Parabola antenna for outdoor use.
Household and agricultural pesticides.
Electric domestic equipment that uses 50 volt or 120 volt Dc or more.
Toxic and hazardous wastes.
Equipment for brewing beer at home.
Zika virus is a risk in Malaysia. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their doctor. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDC Zika Risk in Countries with Endemic Zika
Dengue cases have been reported in Malaysia. For further information, please visit the CDCDengue Advice.
Chikungunya cases have been reported in Malaysia. For further information, please visit the CDCChikungunya Advice.
H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in Malaysia. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease cases have been reported in Malaysia. For further information, please visit the CDC Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Advice.