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A country in Southeast Asia bordered by Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei by land and by Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines by sea.

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Options for traveling from Miri (Malaysia) to Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) in Aug 2022

After a long period of self-imposed COVID isolation, Brunei is reopening to all travel tomorrow, August 1, 2022. I'm interested in traveling one way from Miri, Malaysia to Brunei's capital Bandar Seri ...
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Unsuccessful Transaction for Malaysian eVisa

I've been trying to apply for Malaysian tourist visa through evisa link. Upon filling out all the fields and providing documents, I proceeded to payment using my SBI Platinum debit card (VISA card). ...
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Entering a country with visa from a country where it was not issued

I'm an Indian passport holder. My brother and I are planning a 2-week trip through South East Asia namely Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia (in that order). This week I'll be applying for visas ...
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How do small local Malay restaurants in non-touristy areas in Malaysia work?

I've been in Johor Bahru over two weeks now and I've been to Malaysia quite a few times, and I've been around Southeast Asia a fair bit. But I can't figure this out and haven't run into it elsewhere. ...
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What is and is not appropriate for eating fried/grilled chicken and fish at Malay eateries in Malaysia?

This question is just about Malay culture and food. I know Indian and Chinese Malaysian food culture and etiquette probably varies, and I have more experience with those, so trying to keep this ...
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Is the ferry between Changi, Singapore and Tanjung Belungkor, Malaysia currently running?

I'm planning to start my upcoming world trip in Singapore and for something different instead of just taking a bus over the border to the west of Malaysia I found that there is a ferry on the east ...
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Can I work in Singapore without cancelling the Malaysia EP [closed]

I have got an offer from Singapore and the EP approval, but the agency in Malaysia is asking me to pay an extra two months except for the notice period. So Can I leave Malaysia employment without ...
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Is a negative covid test result required for transit at Malaysia?

I'm travelling from NZ to Dubai via Malaysia, 6h stopover at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. I'm fully vaccinated and boosted (3 Pfizer doses). Does anyone know if it is necessary to take a PCR ...
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Where is the cityscape in this recent photo, probably in Malaysia?

My friend has recently visited Malaysia and sent me this photo. They do not know where exactly it is, but has given the following details: photo was recently taken (within past year) it is near a ...
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As a US citizen how long can I stay in Malaysia and what do I need to do to extend the time? [closed]

I know I'll need my passport and a visitors visa. And I think that's about 90 days. Is there any way I can get a longer stay?
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Getting from Bangladesh to Malaysia with current restrictions

I'm a UK citizen, two-shot vaccinated against COVID-19, now in Chattogram, Bangladesh. I really want to leave Bangladesh and return to my family in Malaysia. I just can't figure my way through the ...
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I am stuck in transit in Malaysia from Australia

I was travelling from Australia to the Philippines with a stopover in Malaysia, to meet my wife and daughter. They almost refused to let me board the plane in Melbourne because I didn’t have a face ...
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Are the Asian girls in this music video Chinese or Malaysian, and are they singing in Chinese? [closed]

This video: https://youtu.be/BuAULI7PbRw?t=7 They are obviously Asian, and I seem to recognize some of the letters as being Chinese. Also, the song itself seems to be a famous/classic Chinese song ...
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What to do when in Malaysia and visa expires during lockdown?

I am currently in Malaysia on a 30 day visitor visa. My flight is April 6th, but all flights have been cancelled until further notice. There is no avenue for me to leave the country. My visa expires ...
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Will my Indian passport be stamped at Kuala Lampur airport while I'm transiting?

Please assume the following: I am travelling from Singapore to Bangalore transiting through Kuala Lampur. I am an Indian national. I will be travelling on one ticket. I won't be leaving the airport. ...
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Do I need transit visa for Malaysia

I’m Sri Lankan passport holder. I’m planning to travel from Japan to Sri Lanka via Malaysia by March 2020. Still I have valid Japan student visa until July 2020. Do I need transit visa for Malaysia ...
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Do I need a transit visa if my layover is in Saudi Arabia

Hi I have a Tunisian passport and I'm travelling to Malaysia through Jeddah, do I need a transit visa if my layover is 5-6 hours and I don't plan to leave the airport? I also have to return the same ...
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Booking ETS Platinum class trains more than 24 hours in advance

I'm looking to book tickets on an ETS Platinum train service from Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral) to Ipoh. The official timetable shows a number of Platinum services (EPxxxx) running daiy; however, while ...
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Travel options from Tg Belungkor to Desaru and back for 5 people

I'm planning to take the ferry from Changi Point, Singapore to Tanjung Belungkor, Malaysia. What are my options from continuing from Tg Belungkor to the resort area in Desaru, and then back? I'm ...
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Are there any international flights arriving in Malaysia where there is no disinsection,spraying of pesticide to kill mosquitoes?

Malaysia is not listed on the US Department of Transportation page regarding aircraft disinsection requirements https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/spray However anecdotal evidence shows that ...
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Malaysian visa spelling error

In my malaysian visa printed on my passport its showing 'P Emanuval Deepak ' instead of 'Panikulam Emanuval Deepak' it will cause any issue during the immigration?
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Getting a visa for Malaysia in Bangkok (Swedish passport)

Getting a visa for Malaysia in Bangkok. Hello, I have a Swedish passport. Normally I would not need a visa to visit Malaysia for up to three months. But I would like to get a visa anyway before ...
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Malaysian enTRI visa approved but changes of hotel

I will be travelling to Kuala Lumpur for three days, my entri visa got approved and I wanted to change the hotel from the one I provided as an accommodation in visa. Will there be any conflict if I ...
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Why is the Australian ETA application fee cheaper on a 3rd party website?

I'm a Malaysian passport holder and I require an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) to travel to Australia. Upon googling "Australia ETA for Malaysian passport", the first link is for the Australian ...
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Getting from Kuching to Semenggoh

Many guidebooks (including Lonely Planet Borneo Aug 2019 edition) and websites still claim that you can take Bus No. 6 (4 ringgit) from Kuching to Semenggoh. However, my hostel staff tell me that ...
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Does driving a car in Malaysia require an International Drivers Permit/IDP?

Short and sweet: Does driving and/or renting a car in Malaysia require an International Drivers Permit (IDP)? (Assuming you don't have a Malaysian driver's license, that is.) Information on the ...
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Should US dollars be kept and used instead of local currencies in Thailand/Malaysia

Is this a better idea to exchange or spend USD during a trip in Thailand/Malaysia rather then using the local currency? This also applies because sometimes the vendors ask if you want to be charged ...
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Visa to Georgia on Pakistani Passport from Embassy of Georgia in Malaysia

I am a Pakistani passport holder residing in KL, Malaysia. Is this possible for me to get a visa to Georgia from the Georgian embassy in Malaysia?
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Malaysia 90 day stamp but with return date written under it [closed]

I have a short question, when I entered Malaysia I was given a 90-day stamp but my return ticket was for 1 month, the officer didn't really say anything regarding that but he did write down the return ...
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Malaysian Visa as a visitor in Singapore

My friend is currently in Singapore as a tourist. What options does he have for applying for a Malaysian visa? The long term visa is available for Singapore Residents only. Special permission is ...
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Dried rose petals -- permissible for airplane

I want to bring some dried rose petals with me to my upcoming trip to Malaysia just for my own personal use with my hotel bathtub. I'm not sure how much red tape stands in the way between me and this ...
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Langkawi - can I snorkel wherever I want?

I have my own snorkeling gear, but does that mean I have free-rein when it comes to where I can snorkel? Like, can I choose anywhere or are there certain places that are off-limits? My line of ...
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Birdwatching in Langkawi Island, Malaysia

I plan to go to Langkawi Island in early July, and I would like to try some new things. I have never been snorkeling or bird watching before. There is lots of resources about snorkeling, so I'm all ...
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Do Indian citizens need a transit visa for Malaysia? [duplicate]

I am an Indian Citizen who has lived in Vietnam on a business visa for the last 3 months and a tourist visa for a few months before that. I am going back to India and my flight is from Ho Chi Minh ...
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Malaysian Transit Visa for Indian working in Japan [duplicate]

I am holding an Indian passport. Currently working in Japan. During my vacation to India, I wanted to visit Kuala Lumpur. So I booked Tokyo to Kuala Lumpur with AirAsiaX airlines and 3 days later, I ...
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Do I need to pay a fee or a tax at the airport when I leave Malaysia to go to Australia? [duplicate]

Do I need to pay a fee or tax at the airport when leaving Malaysia to Australia?
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Malaysia "visa free" multiple exit and return

I am considering using Kuala Lumpur as a "home base" using the "3-month visa free" for EU citizens. I plan to fly into Kuala Lumpur with an exit ticket to my native country in ...
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Entry to Malaysia

My tourist visa issue date was the 18th of March 2019. I am planning to enter Malaysia on the 15th of June 2019 and exit on the 19th of June 2019. Is this ok? Or I will face any problems?
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Do I need a transit visa in the Kuala Lumpur airport to visit the city? I’m travelling to Thailand from India through Air Asia Airlines?

I am travelling to Thailand from India for vacation and have 10 hours of layover at Kuala Lumpur airport by Air Asia. To visit near by places outside airport do I need the Transit Visa? If yes then ...
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Indonesia or Malaysia tourist visa for Colombian citizen in India

How can a Colombian citizen apply for tourist visa for Indonesia in India. We would like to plan a 2 week vacation there. Is e-visa a possibility? Same question for Malaysian tourist visa.
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Credit cards used everywhere in Singapore or Malaysia?

About to go to Malaysia and Singapore. I have a credit card for foreign transactions and a debit card for taking out money from foreign ATMs (this setup is just the best way to avoid foreign ...
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Alcohol when flying to Singapore from EU through Malaysia

We plan to fly from an EU country to Singapore with transit in Kuala Lumpur. This is one ticket, yet it's two different airlines, so we will change airplanes in Kuala Lumpur. I have read that certain ...
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Will I be able to enter Malaysia (or any other south-east Asian countries) after being deported from Japan?

I'm about to get deported from Japan back to Canada. Sad part is, Japan was only the first stop in a large trip around Asia. I'm being deported for a tiny amount of drugs that should never have been ...
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What's the official site for Malaysia's e-visa?

I'm and Indian citizen, and am planning to go to Malaysia as a Tourist. What's the official site for applying for the e-visa? A google search leads me to several sites, none of which seem to be the ...
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Can a child ride in a Grab or Taxi without a child seat in Malaysia and Singapore?

I'm going to be travelling in Singapore and Malaysia (KL and Penang) with two young kids. I'm trying to figure out the best modes of transportation to get around. Just wondering, what is the policy ...
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British citizen flying from UK to Malaysia, then to Thailand. Will I need a visa?

I am a British citizen flying from the UK (Manchester) to Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur). I will stay in KL for 4 days, then on to Thailand for 14 days, then back to Malaysia the day before I fly home to the ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Malaysia?

I am an Indian passport holder travelling from China to India via Kuala Lumpur, on Air Asia tickets bought separately. The layover is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Do I need a transit visa?
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Malaysia Transit Visa for Australian PR with Bangladeshi Passport

We are traveling from Melbourne, Australia to Cambodia on AirAsia, and have a 15 hour layover in KLI2. We are Australian Permanent residents and Bangladeshi Passport holders. We got our Tourist ...
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Is it safe to drink tap water in Penang?

I am just wondered whether is it safe to drink tap water in Penang?
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Where can I find a list of food items restricted to bring to Malaysia (for personal consumption)?

I'll be travelling to Kuala Lumpur soon from India (via Air if that's important) and I was planning on bring some dried mango pulp for personal consumption and also to gift my friends (in a really ...
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