A country in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei. Maritime border exists with Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Is it feasible to visit Malaysia on an 18 hour overnight layover in Singapore?

I will be arriving in Singapore around 2:30 PM. I'd like to know if it's feasible to visit Malaysia during this time. I won't fly out until 9:30 the next morning. If so, are there any ...
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Visa required for Indians for Malaysia during transit flight time

Planning for a trip from India to Thailand through Kuala Lumpur, the connecting flight from Kuala Lumpur is after 20 hours. Do we need a Malaysian visa for this time frame, if we need to get out of ...
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Is there (or when will there be) a ferry between Sabah (Malaysia) and Palawan (Philippines)?

Update This Nov 17 2015 news article says construction of the RM8.84m Kudat ferry ramp "has commenced and was expected to be operational six months later". This other news article says, similarly, ...
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I want bring my desktop pc to the US, will the customs pass it? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to the US from Malaysia and I will be bringing my computer desktop and monitor. Will I face any issues with US customs?
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Do I need to buy a return ticket for my son coming here to Malaysia?

Do I need to buy a return ticket for my son from Phillipines when visiting Malaysia? By "return ticket" I mean Malaysia to Philippines route. I have a spouse visa and I plan for my son to stay for a ...
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Bus transportation from Renaissance Hotel in Johor Bahru

I'll be visiting Singapore/Malaysia at the end of the year and I'm looking to stay at the Johor Bahru Renaissance in Malaysia; just across the border from Singapore. I'm sure there are great value ...
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Change of itinerary and applying for UK visa after getting Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen residing in Malaysia on an employment visa. I received a multiple entry Schengen visa, valid for two months, to attend a conference in Vienna from the Austrian Embassy. My ...
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Differences between Si Amil Island and Mabul Island?

I'm looking at going to dive in the Celebes Sea in (northern) Borneo. And obviously I want to dive at Sipadan Island (yes I do have the required Advanced Open Water PADI). I want some quality time on ...
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What are the visa requirements of Malaysia for Spanish citizens in 2015?

As a Spanish national, do I need a visa to visit Malaysia? I yes, can I get a Visa on arrival (at the airport if arriving by plane, or at the border if arriving by bus/train) ?
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What are the visa requirements of Malaysia for French citizens in 2015?

Must I have a Visa at all? I yes, can I get a Visa on arrival (at the airport if arriving by plane, or at the border if arriving by bus/train) ?
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Malaysia to Thailand and again Malaysia Visit

I am from Nepal, i planing to visit Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. My plan first i visit Malaysia stay 3 days and go Thailand by land stay 1 days and again return malaysia by land and go Singapore ...
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Over the counter pain killers in SE Asia?

We're headed to Malaysia & Singapore in a month or so. I've got arthritic knees and I know we're going to be doing a lot of walking. My knees will put up with a fair amount of this, but it can ...
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List of street art in George Town (Penang)

I am going to travel to Penang soon and on my list of things to do is seeing the murals there. I always see a lot of pictures of street art (such as the one below), and want to make sure I can see as ...
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Malaysia Visa Run [closed]

I have been a student for 2 years in Malaysia and my student visa is set to expire on July 17th. I am planning to do a visa run on July 17th to Singapore and stay there for 3-4 days then come back to ...
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Traveling to Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore on Canadian Passport without tourist visa [closed]

I am going on an Asia Tour. I have a Canadian passport. Do I need any visa for going there? Do I need a return ticket as well to enter there? can I use a one way ticket to Malaysia and also buy a ...
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Where can I try Chitty cuisine in Malacca?

I've just learned of a local people here in Malacca (Melaka), Malaysia called the Chitties (Chetty in Malay). They're also referred to as "Indian Peranakans". They are descendants of Tamil men and ...
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How predictable is the weather in Kuala Lumpur in the rainy season?

When I hitchhiked through KL last year it didn't rain at all so I didn't need to take precautions. I think it was July/August. Now at the end of November there's a big downpour every day and rain is ...
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City in Peninsular Malaysia to immerse in Malay language?

I like to self-study the local language in the places I travel to. I don't do courses or attend classes. I just arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It's a very multicultural city and though most signs ...
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Do you need driving license when renting scooter in Malaysia/Thailand?

I'm aware of IDP, but I've read that I don't need one as some companies rent the scooters just on the passport. If it's so, what risk do I have renting a scooter when having non-IDP EU driving ...
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Absolute cheapest transport from Malaysia to Singapore with e-ticket that can be bought online from overseas?

I need an international e-ticket out of Malaysia to show to the airline when I board next week with a one-way ticket. Last year I bought a second class train ticket from KL to Woodlands for about ...
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How to get from Langkawi to Phuket?

How to get from Langkawi (Malaysia) to Phuket (Thailand) either by ferry, land (train or bus) or by air? What's the most convenient way? It seems there are no direct flights and no obvious land ...
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Visa requirements for Malaysian citizen - train to Thailand, plane to Malaysia

I'm Malaysian and travelling to Thailand via train and coming back via airplane. Please advise on travelling documents needed while entering / exiting Thailand.
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Do you have to pay immigration to leave Malaysia?

I have a friend who says she needs to pay immigration and also pay to exit the country. Is this true?
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How fast is mobile internet in Malaysia?

So on my trip to Malaysia, I'm thinking about getting a prepaid sim when I get there. I don't really need the ability to phone but I would like it to have data. I want to use it to use Google Maps to ...
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How hectic is traffic on days near Hari Raya Puasa in Malaysia?

I'm going to Malaysia in October this year - on the 7th I want to rent a car and drive from KL stopping by Cameron Highlands / Ipoh for 2 days and getting to Penang by the 9th. I've just realized ...
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5 days alone in Malaysia - what should I do? [closed]

So I'm landing in KL, going to spend 3-4 days drinking and partying etc. with some friends. Then I got about 5 days alone to do whatever I want before flying from Penang. Kind of an awkward number of ...
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Are there any package tours that run from Singapore via Malaysia to Siem Riep/Angkor Wat?

My wife and I love Singapore and I'd like to introduce her to some more of SE Asia. The easiest way to do that is to start in Singapore and play the history card to go through places like Malacca and ...
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Would a ticket from Bangkok to a European destination be sufficient proof of onward travel arrangements to be admitted into Malaysia?

I'm arriving in to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore in a few days and have yet to sort out a travel itinerary for my time in Malaysia. I'm reluctant to book a flight from the capital to Thailand (my rough ...
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Booking tickets separately

I plan to visit the Philippines this August. The direct flights from Colombo to Manila are quite expensive. AirAsia has flights from Colombo but they are a point-to-point carrier. They do not have ...
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Lost passport visa and citizen card in Malaysia

My Nepalese friend has lost his passport, visa, and his citizen card in Malaysia. His flight is in a week, and if he goes to police, they want his permit card, and he doesn't have it. What should he ...
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If I had 1 hour to explore Kuala Lumpur, what should I not miss? [closed]

Considering I get only 1 hour free time to experience the city of Kuala Lumpur, what is that one thing I should not miss? UPDATE I apologize if my question raised questions like '1 hour from where` ...
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Can I enter Malaysia, as a Libyan without a visa?

I have roundtrip way ticket arrive at 15 March 2014 and depart at 28 March 2014, I will attend the TAEEAC 2014 conference, I have registered. As I am Libyan citizen, can I get a visa at the Airport? ...
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Do Chinese citizens require a visa to go to Hong Kong for less than 7 days?

I and my girlfriend (a mainland Chinese citizen from Heilongjiang) are planning to visit Hong Kong from Malaysia (where we both have MSC working visas), and will also be returning to Malaysia. I have ...
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Driving from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore for someone who is not a Malaysian or Singaporean citizen

I am considering, at some point in the future, driving from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore. Assume I am not a citizen of Malaysia or Singapore and will receive a 14 day tourist visa upon land ...
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Is December & January a good time to visit East Malaysia (sabah region, Borneo) for its wildlife? [closed]

Area: the sabah region in Borneo (Malaysia) Time: end of December or begining of January Activity: wildlife (Orangutan Center, Monkey Sanctuary, Turtle Island) related Backpacking to East Malaysia, ...
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Transiting at Kota Kinabalu Airport

Arriving into Kota Kinabalu on way to to Kuala Lumpur, do I have to clear customs and immigration and check in again or can I just transit and clear immigration in Kuala Lumpur?
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Time to get to KUL from center of Kuala Lumpur

I will have a weekday meeting in Kuala Lumpur near the central train station that ends at 12PM. I will fly out of KUL with Malaysia Airlines at 4PM. Assuming I leave on time and check in at the KLIA ...
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Open Water Diver certification in Malaysia in the end of January

As the last leg of my 6-month journey, I will be stopping over in Kuala Lumpur from the 24th to 30th of January. I would like to fly out or take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to go to a place where I can do ...
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Are the hoses in toilets in Asia something I should know about?

I have noticed random bits of hose without proper fittings before I think for example in India and just assumed they are for use by the cleaners or for filling the water jug in squat toilets. But Now ...
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Books in Malaysian language in Kuala Lumpur

I like to buy books in every language I can when I travel so I'd like to pick up some literature in Malaysian. Yesterday I found an enormous Kinokuniya bookshop but was puzzled to find it sold books ...
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How conservatively should a man dress in Kuala Lumpur?

Muslim countries and developing countries often have a more conservative dress sense than big cities in Australia where I live. Often this means it's disrespectful for a man to wear shorts or ...
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Is it really much cheaper for an Australian to get a Chinese visa in Malaysia than in Australia?

I'm flying to Malaysia in about a week and a half and would like to obtain a multiple-entry Chinese visa at some point so I can use The Middle Kingdom as a hub to visit several neighbouring countries. ...
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Will a train ticket to Singapore be accepted as proof of onward travel to fly one-way into Malaysia?

So I've booked my ticket to start my next big overland trip and I've elected to start in Kuala Lumpur because it's the cheapest place to fly to from Sydney. I've previously expressed some concerns ...
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Fly into Singapore or Kuala Lumpur on one-way ticket to begin overlanding trip?

I want to begin my next big overlanding trip by flying from Sydney (home) to either Singapore or Malaysia on a one-way ticket. I will fly home from an as-yet unknown location when my money runs down ...
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Where in Southeast Asia is free camping permitted?

I've been inspired by the success of my old question "Where in the Balkans is free camping permitted?" and soon to embark on a similar kind of trip in a very different part of the world. Do any of ...
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What can security officials do when they suspect my checked baggage?

Chris S answer in this question recommends against packing items such as desktop computer because they can look suspicious to the security officials. Assuming I lock my luggage, what can they do if ...
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Motorcycle ride to Malaysia from Singapore avoiding expressways

I am planning to get a cruiser bike in Singapore and I have a valid Singapore license. I want to go visit the Malaysian towns and villages on my motorcycle. I want to do it alone. But I heard some ...
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Backpacking to East Malaysia, where to start? where to end? [closed]

When travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak), what is the recommended starting town? and which town should be the final landing point? I will be flying from KL and going back to KL afterward. ...
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Are there good dive spots easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur, without flying?

Somewhat annoyingly, Malaysia Airlines Enrich miles expire after 3 years from being earnt, and are not extended by subsequent flights with them. Because of this, I have a reasonable amount of miles ...
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Using U.S. ATM cards in Malaysia

I heard somewhere that many ATM machines in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur specifically) do not accept ATM cards issued by U.S. banks (supposedly due to frequent fraud). Is this correct? If this is the ...