Costs and Useful Info – Malaysia

Malaysia literally has it all, from the bustling cities to quaint old towns, rolling country side and golden beaches. We spent 45 nights in this amazing, diverse country and we are already talking about going back.

Our daily costs worked out at £66 between both of us, that includes local flights and buses as well as accommodation.

Getting Around: Malaysia is the most organised place we’ve been so far, getting around is very easy and very cheap. See out “Getting Around Malaysia” by clicking HERE.

Accommodation: We were in the Malaysia for 45 nights and spent an average of £25.70/night staying in a mixture of basic B&B’s, hotels and apartments. I booked everything on AirBnB.com and Hotels.com.

Visa: UK Passport holders do not currently need a visa to enter Malaysia providing that your visit is less than 90 days. Your airline may ask if you have onward travel booked, we didn’t but explained that we were traveling to Singapore by bus afterwards and they let us straight through.

Vaccinations: At the time of writing (October 2017) there are no vaccinations required. Anti-malaria medication will be needed for certain areas. See fitfortravel.nhs for a malaria high risk area map.

Dress Code: There isn’t really one unless you are visiting a religious site, then shoulders and knees are expected to be covered by both men and women.

Money: The currency in the Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit. ATM’s we’re very easy to find, even in smaller towns and villages. Exchange rates in September 2017 below:

£1 (GBP) = RM5.66

$1 (USD) = RM4.99

€1 (EUR) = RM4.22

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