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  • Background info
  • Festivals Malaysia
    As the Islamic calendar is based on moon position, the annual festivals are on a different day every year according to our calendar. In 2014, the Festival of Sacrifice falls on 4 October and lasts ...
  • Culture Malaysia
    There are huge differences between European and Malaysian culture. Here are a few points to help you during your stay. - Visits to sacred sites, even if they are ruins, must be made with bare feet. ...
  • Food and drinks Malaysia
    Malaysia (and also Singapore) are reputed for their sublime cuisine. As these countries have always been a melting pot of different cultures, there is an extensive range of delicious food. You can eat a Malay ...
  • Landscape Malaysia
    Malaysia is at the heart of South-East Asia, by the equator. It has two parts separated by the South China Sea. West Malaysia is a peninsula that borders Thailand to the north and Singapore in ...
  • Population Malaysia
    Malaysia has a population of just under 25 million, of which 85% live in West Malaysia. The remaining 15% live in Sabah and Sarawak. Due to its central location between the Indian Ocean and the ...
  • Religion Malaysia
    The variety of religions found in Malaysia is directly proportional to the variety of different cultures throughout the country. Islam is the state religion, but every citizen is free to practise whatever religion they wish. ...
  • Tipping Malaysia
    In expensive restaurants and bars, a service charge and luxury tax is included on the bill, although tips are still expected. Be careful when ordering, as tax and service charges are usually not included in ...
  • Weather and climate Malaysia
    Climate: Malaysia and Singapore have a tropical climate, with lots of sun throughout the year. The temperature is consistent, at around 30 degrees during the day and a couple of degrees cooler at night. In ...
  • Practical info
  • Arrival information Malaysia
    Take it easy for the first day. Take the time to recover from the flight and get used to the different climate, culture and country. Let it slowly work its magic on you. The more ...
  • Electricity Malaysia
    Malaysia (and Singapore) have reliable power systems and 220-240 volt, 50-hertz alternating current. Standard three-pin plugs are used, so Brits have no need to bring adapters. ...
  • Health Malaysia
    Assuming you follow a routine of good hygiene and skin care, you should have no problems in Asia. The following points are intended to help ensure a healthy journey. Food and Drink: Apart from in Singapore, ...
  • Information for people at home Malaysia
    Make sure that those at home know which country you are in and how long you are planning to stay away. You may fix a date when you will contact them again. Provide those picking ...
  • Luggage and clothing Malaysia
    Do not bring too much luggage with you. Clothes can be bought on this holiday for very cheap prices should you bring too little. Furthermore, almost every hotel has a laundry service. Malaysia has a ...
  • Money Malaysia
    The amount of spending money suggested is the minimum required to pay for your meals, drinks, optional excursions, entrance fees, airport taxes and tips. The amount you actually need of course depends on your own ...
  • Photographs Malaysia
    Good quality film is generally widely available, especially in the larger cities. Film for slides is harder to find, so bring them from home if you want them. Film can be developed quickly and cheaply ...
  • Safety Malaysia
    Malaysia and Singapore are relatively safe countries to visit, and the people are friendly and honest. However, you should still keep an eye on your possessions. Always keep your passport, money and other important documents ...
  • Time differences Malaysia
    Malaysian and Singaporean time runs 8 hours later than Greenwich Mean Time. There is no daylight saving time, so in the summer (European Summer Time) the time difference is an hour less. ...