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Entry to West & East Malaysia Information

[ Kuala Lumpur - West Malaysia] -  [Kuching - East Malaysia ]  [ Useful Malay Phrases]
 
West Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Airport Information

Name of airport: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Distance to Kuala Lumpur city: 75 km
Airport transport:
  • By bus located one floor below the arrival exit. The journey takes between 60-90 minutes.
  • By return budget taxi service. Ticket costs RM98 (US$24.5)
  • By return luxury taxi service. Ticket costs RM140
  • By one-way limousine taxi. Cost RM55.
  • By one-way metered taxi. Cost RM46.
Airport tax: International M$ 20; local destinations M$5
Visa  
Visitors must be in possession of national passports or other internationally recognized travel documents, endorsed for travelling in Malaysia and with validity period of at least six months beyond the time of stay allowed in Malaysia.   
Visitors on social and business visit purposes are to be guided by the following visa requirements:    
  
  • One Month Visa Free Visit  

  • Applicable to citizens of ASEAN countries. Thus Filipinos & other ASEAN countries may visit Malaysia without a visa provided their visit is less than One (1) month.   
  
  • Visa Exemption  

  • No visas are required for citizens of Commonwealth countries (except Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), British Protected Persons or citizens of the Republic of Ireland and citizens of Switzerland, Netherlands, San Marino and Liechtenstein. 2 Months Visa Free Visit for Hong Kong.  
  
  • Three Months Visa Free Visit  

  • Citizens of Albania, Austria, Algeria ,Argentina, Bahrain , Belgium , Czech Republic, Republic of Slovakia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Lebanon, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Spain, South Korea, Republic of Bosnia, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Yemen are eligible for three months visa free visit.   
  
  • 14- Days Visa Free Visit  

  • Citizens of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Syria are eligible for 14- Days visa free visit.   
  
  • 7- Days Visa Free Visit  
Applicable to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Bulgaria,   Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Air travellers on transit (not exceeding 72 hours) are eligible for a visa free visit. As regulations may change from time to time, it is advisable to check with the nearest Malaysian Embassy before your departure. 

Customs allowance

Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 200g of cigars or tobacco
Liquor: 1 malt liquor or wine spirit

Currency

Ringgit (M$)
Approximately M$1=US$0.3938
Click here for restrictions

Tax

Airport Tax
- International: M$40
- Domestic: M$5

Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Philippines: + 0

Transportation

Air
Bus
Car-rental
Taxi
Train
Tricycle
Muhibah (ship)
Domestic flights

Tourist Attraction

Jeriam Waterfalls
Camenon Highlands
Genting Highlands
Golden Ududiak Mosque and Ipch
Istana Negara
Karyaneka
Memorial Tun Abdul Razak
National Museum
National Planetarium
The Merdeka Square
KL Tower
Thean Hou Temple
Sri Mahamariamman Temple
Central Market
Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial

Shopping Guide

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Jalan Masjid India
Jalan Petaling
Jalan Bandar
Jalan Bukit Bintang
The Golden Mile
Central Market
Pasar Malam
Pasar Tani
City Square
KLCC
Star Hill Plaza

Tipping

Tipping is not a way of life in Malaysia. It is unnecessary in hotels and restaurants where there is already a 10% service charge, unless the services rendered is exceptionally good. 

Weather

Malaysia has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidlity all year round. Rainfall is spread throughout the year. The heaviest rain occurs from March through May and September through November.

Language

Official Languages: Bahasa Malaysia
Language of Business and Administration: Bahasa Malaysia, English, Madarin, Cantonese and Tamil

Electricity

220 volts

Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

Police 999
Torist Police (03)2415522 or (03)2435522
Fire & Ambulance (06)222222
Kuala Lumpur Tourist Information Centre (03)2936664

Public Holidays

1999 Public Holiday
 
Date Day Name
Jan 01 Fri New Year's Day
Jan 19 - 20 Tue - Wed Hari Raya Puasa
Feb 01 Mon Kuala Lumpur City Day
Mar 28 Sun Hari Rasa Qurban
Apr 17 Sat Awal Muharram
May 01 Fri Labour Day
May 29 Sat Wesak Day
Jun 05 Sat King's Birthday
Jun 26 Sat P.Muhammad's Birthday JIMMIE
Aug 31 Tue Merdeka Day
Nov 07 Sun Deepavali
Dec 25 Fri Christmas Day
 

Tourism Organisation

Malaysia Tourism Board
Fascinating Malaysia 
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East  Malaysia
KUCHING

Airport Information

Name of airport: Kuching International
Distance to town: 10 km
Airport tax: M$40
Visa  
Visitors must be in possession of national passports or other internationally recognized travel documents, endorsed for travelling in Malaysia and with validity period of at least six months beyond the time of stay allowed in Malaysia.   
Visitors on social and business visit purposes are to be guided by the following visa requirements:    
  
  • One Month Visa Free Visit  

  • Applicable to citizens of ASEAN countries. Thus Filipinos & other ASEAN countries may visit Malaysia without a visa provided their visit is less than One (1) month.   
      
  • Visa Exemption  

  • No visas are required for citizens of Commonwealth countries (except Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), British Protected Persons or citizens of the Republic of Ireland and citizens of Switzerland, Netherlands, San Marino and Liechtenstein. 2 Months Visa Free Visit for Hong Kong.  
      
  • Three Months Visa Free Visit  

  • Citizens of Albania, Austria, Algeria ,Argentina, Bahrain , Belgium , Czech Republic, Republic of Slovakia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Lebanon, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Spain, South Korea, Republic of Bosnia, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Yemen are eligible for three months visa free visit.   
      
  • 14- Days Visa Free Visit  

  • Citizens of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Syria are eligible for 14- Days visa free visit.   
      
  • 7- Days Visa Free Visit  
  • Applicable to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Bulgaria,   Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Air travellers on transit (not exceeding 72 hours) are eligible for a visa free visit. As regulations may change from time to time, it is advisable to check with the nearest Malaysian Embassy before your departure. 

    Customs allowance

    Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 200g of cigars or tobacco
    Liquor: 1 malt liquor or wine spirit

    Currency

    Ringgit (M$)
    Approximately M$1=US$0.3938
    Click here for restrictions

    Tax

    Airport Tax
    - International: M$40
    - Domestic: M$5

    Time Zone

    GMT: + 8
    Difference from Philippines: + 0

    Transportation

    Bus
    Car-rental
    Taxi
    Train
    Tricycle
    Domestic flights

    Tourist Attraction

    Bako National Park
    Batu Caves
    Daman Beach Resort
    Iban Long House
    Sarawak Museum
    Semmenggok
    Sunday Market
    Margherita Castle
    Mulu Caves
    Talang Talang Besar, Kecil, Satang for diving

    Shopping Guide

    Main Bazaar

    Tipping

    Tipping is not a way of life in Malaysia. It is unnecessary in hotels and restaurants where there is already a 10% service charge, unless the services rendered is exceptionally good. 

    Weather

    Warm and humid weather is fairly stable throughout the year, with a 22C to 32C daily temperature range. There is a distinct dry season form April through July and a wet monsoon from December through Feberaury.

    Language

    Official Languages: Bahasa Malaysia
    Language of Business and Administration: Bahasa Malaysia and English, Chinese, several Indian dialects and many tribal language.

    Electricity

    220 volts/ 50 cycles

    Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

    Police 999
    TDC (Tourist Development Corporation) (04)6200661 or (04)619067

    Public Holidays

    1999 Public Holiday
     
    Date Day Name
    Jan 01 Fri New Year's Day
    Jan 19 - 20 Tue - Wed Hari Raya Puasa
    Feb 01 Mon Kuala Lumpur City Day
    Mar 28 Sun Hari Rasa Qurban
    Apr 17 Sat Awal Muharram
    May 01 Fri Labour Day
    May 29 Sat Wesak Day
    Jun 05 Sat King's Birthday
    Jun 26 Sat P.Muhammad's Birthday JIMMIE
    Aug 31 Tue Merdeka Day
    Nov 07 Sun Deepavali
    Dec 25 Fri Christmas Day
     

    Tourism Board

    Malaysia Tourism Board
    Fascinating Malaysia
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    Remarks:  These are general information but may be subject to changes.  For further details, contact the Malaysia Tourism Board.
     
    Useful Malay Phrases
     
    English Malay
    Good Morning 
    Good Afternoon 
    Good Evening 
    Good Night 
    Goodbye 
    Welcome 
    How do you do? 
    My name is ..... 
    Mr 
    Mrs 
    Miss 
    I/You 
    He/him/she/her 
    They/their 
    We/Our
    Selamat Pagi 
    Selamat Tengahari 
    Selamat Petang 
    Selamat Malam 
    Selamat Tinggal 
    Selamat Datang 
    Apa khabar? 
    Nama saya ... 
    Encik 
    Puan 
    Cik/Saudari 
    Saya 
    Dia 
    Mereka 
    Kami
    I come from 
    I 'm on holiday 
    See you soon 
    Could you help me? 
    I would like to drink 
    Breakfast 
    Lunch 
    Dinner
    Saya datang dari 
    Saya sedang bercuti 
    Sehingga berjumpa lagi 
    Bolehkah awak tolong saya 
    Saya ingin minum 
    Sarapan Pagi 
    Makan Tengahari 
    Makan Malam
    May I enter? 
    May I smoke? 
    Thank you
    Boleh saya masuk? 
    Boleh saya merokok? 
    Terima Kasih
    Numbers 
    One 
    Two 
    Three 
    Four 
    Five 
    Six 
    Seven 
    Eight 
    Nine 
    Ten
    Nombor 
    Satu 
    Dua 
    Tiga 
    Empat 
    Lima 
    Enam 
    Tujuh 
    Lapan 
    Sembilan 
    Sepuluh
    Days 
    Monday 
    Tuesday 
    Wednesday 
    Thursday 
    Friday 
    Saturday 
    Sunday 

    Time 
    Now 
    Later 
    Soon 
    Today 
    Tomorrow 
    Yesterday 
    Week 
    Month 
    Year 

    Size 
    Small 
    Big 
    Fat 
    Thin 
    Tall 
    Short 

     

    Hari 
    Isnin 
    Selasa 
    Rabu 
    Khamis 
    Jumaat 
    Sabtu 
    Ahad 

    Waktu 
    Sekarang 
    Nanti 
    Tidak lama lagi 
    Hari ini 
    Esok 
    Semalam 
    Minggu 
    Bulan 
    Tahun 

    Saiz 
    Kecil 
    Besar 
    Gemuk 
    Kurus 
    Tinggi 
    Rendah/pendek

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