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Getting from Penang to Langkawi: A traveler review

Looking to get from Penang to Langkawi, Malaysia? We’ve got a first-hand route review, including what to expect on this fast ferry.

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The ultimate guide to Penang`s best street art

With hundreds of unique street art designs, how do you choose which to see? Click here for the ultimate guide to Penang’s best street art.

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The best free things to do in Kuala Lumpur

There are plenty of things to do in Malaysia, especially Kuala Lumpur, but a lot of them cost money. Complete this list to keep you from breaking the bank!

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Malaysia at a glance

International dialing code
60
Good to know
Malaysia's country shape is just as interesting as the landmarks and people inside of it. The land splits into two. In order to get from cities like Kuala Lumpur to Bau, you may find yourself needing a ferry or even a flight. Head to Gunung Mulu National Park to see spiky karsts sticking out of forestry. The nature in Malaysia is just as striking as the booming cities.
Time zone
GMT+8
Spoken language
Malay
Cost to avg. transport ticket
USD34

Your questions, our answers

The standard voltage in Malaysia is 240V. There is one plug type in Malaysia: Type G.

It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting Malaysia: Measles, Polio, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, Chickenpox, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should get are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Japenese Encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever. We recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information.

MasterCard and Visa are the most widely accepted credit cards in Malaysia. ATM withdrawals can be made here with your PIN or you can make cash withdrawals at Maybank, Malaysia's biggest bank.

These are the holidays celebrated in Malaysia:

  • Prophet's Ascension
  • Installation of New King in Malaysia
  • Islamic New Year
  • Yang di-Pertuan Agong's birthday