Travel Information


The Malaysian currency is Ringgit Malaysia (RM) which comes in notes and coins. Major currencies can be exchanged at most hotels, banks and licenced money changers. One Ringgit Malaysia is approximately USD 0.23

Time Zone

Kuala Lumpur operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 8 hours.


Malaysia’s year-round tropical weather has sunny days with occasional rainfall and the average temperature ranges from 22°C to 32°C.


Business attire is most appropriate for attending conference and business functions. For sightseeing or shopping, light cotton clothing is advised. Most malls and restaurants are air-conditioned.


220–240V AC at 50 cycles per second. Standard UK-type three pin plugs are used.


Bottled mineral water is easily available in shops, restaurants and supermarkets.

Access by Air

Getting to Malaysia is easy with over 40 airlines, including Malaysia national carrier - Malaysia Airlines. Malaysia primary gateway is the state-of-the-art Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Visitors can take flights from KLIA to all major cities and towns in the Peninsula as well as Sabah and Sarawak. The national budget airline is AirAsia – which flies the domestic routes as well as some international and Asian routes.

Airlines that operate flights to Kuala Lumpur include:

Air Asia
Air France
American airlines
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
China airlines
China Southern Airlines
Emirates Airline
Etihad airways
Garuda Indonesia
Japan airlines
Malaysia Airline
Qatar Airways
Royal Brunei
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Singapore air
Thai airways
Turkish Airlines
Virgin Australia
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