Questions tagged [malaysia]

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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Can I fly from Malaysia to Singapore airport without a visa, assuming I don't pass immigration and fly straight back?

I am from Yemen and I am studying in Malaysia. well the iPhone 7 is coming out soon and I am planing to buy it from Singapore, they do have istudio in the airport so I though if i book a round ...
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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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In Malaysia, how should I deal with taxi drivers wanting to go off-meter?

I've been to Malaysia three times: once to Penang and twice to Kuala Lumpur. I mostly used taxis to get around, and I found that drivers always wanted to negotiate a fare up-front (which was much ...
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What happens if you arrive in Malaysia with a one-way ticket but are asked for proof of onward travel?

As we know, most countries require that visitors have a return or onward ticket as a condition of entry. But often, depending on where you're from and which country you're visiting, you won't be ...
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Are non-Muslims allowed to enter mosques in Malaysia?

When I was in Morocco, I was disappointed to find out non-Muslims, in general, aren't permitted in mosques in the country, but I heard this isn't the case in some other countries. I'm headed to ...
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Is there a program for Malaysia-Singapore commuters to avoid passport stamps (so the passport doesn't get full)?

Next year I'll be in Singapore for a month with school, visiting a university as a guest, but will have my hotel in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and commute by bus CW2 or SJE to central Singapore. I know ...
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Is fear of having drugs planted in my bag enroute to Malaysia justified?

I am afraid to travel to Malaysia because I read that people possessing drugs are being killed there. Not being a drug user, I presume that drugs could be put into my baggage without my knowledge. Is ...
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Do Europe laws apply in foreign (Asia) countries?

For example if two citizens from same country travel to Asian countries like Malaysia and Thailand, and one of them robs the other citizen while in Asia, is it worth reporting it back in Europe? Or ...
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Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Sumatra (Indonesia) by roro ferry

Planning a trip by car from Malaysia to Indonesia. Is there a roro ferry to go across into Sumatra from KL ?
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Is the carrying of knives in the street regulated in Malaysia?

Some countries do not allow the carrying of a knife in the street. Is there such a regulation in Malaysia?
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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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Is sleeping in tents / hammocks allowed in Malaysian beaches?

Whenever I have visited beaches in Malaysia, I have stayed in beach-side chalets or shacks. I know that most island beaches there are designated as 'marine reserves', so is it allowed to set up a tent ...
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Is there a way to go from Malaysia to Indonesia by Ferry?

We are planing to travel From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by train, Kuala Lumpur to Indonesia by bus and ferry I figured out the first part and still blur about the second part. Does anyone know how ...
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Is MSG prevelent in Malaysian food?

I've got a trip up-coming to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Yay! But I have a severe allergy to monosodium glutamate (MSG). Boo! It triggers severe migraines so I normally avoid it at all costs, but that's ...
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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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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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Can two persons with same flight ticket apply for visa from different countries?

My friend and I are going to visit Malaysia. I live in Germany and my friend lives in India. We have booked a common flight ticket from Delhi, India to Malaysia. QUESTION: Is it possible that I ...
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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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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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Malaysia to Papua New Guinea by motorcycle?

Is it possible to ride from Malaysia to Papua New Guinea by motorcycle. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Exchange Polish Zloty to Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) in Malaysia?

I got 3,000 Polish Zloty that I can't change to Malaysian Ringgit. Does anyone know where I can change them? I am Malaysian.
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Simpler stop-over option

I have an Indian passport. I have an option of choosing Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok for layover, each 24 hours. Outbound I fly Hyderabad, India to Vientiane, Laos with return from Ho Chi Minh City. Flying ...
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Traveling to Australia, can I visit Malaysia without a visa?

I already got my student visa from Australia and I would like to ask a question here. I am Pakistani national .Is it possible to enter/visit Malaysia without a visa?
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Can I extend my stay in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) beyond 90 days by doing a visa run?

I am US citizen. We are allowed to stay in Malaysia for 90 days. Can I extend my 90 days if I cross over to Singapore and return to Kuala Lumpur the following day, hence getting another 90 days "...
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Best way to go from Sepang KLIA to downtown Kuala Lumpur?

WikiTravel listed multiple ways to get to the Malaysian capital after landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. What would be an easy, cheap and quick way to get into the city from the airport?
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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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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 Bangladeshi citizens need a transit visa in Malaysia?

I am q Bangladeshi passport holder and I am studying in Bangalore, India. On 15 October 2012 I am planning to go my country. But there are no direct flights to there. I came to India previously via ...
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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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How difficult is it to eat and drink during ramadan in Thailand and Malaysia?

Next month I'll visit Thailand and (maybe) Malaysia. From 19th july to 20th august muslim countries celebrate the ramadan. When we were in Egypt, we didn't perceive that we were in ramadan, but in ...
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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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Eco touring/diving in Malaysia

I've been SCUBA diving in KotaKina Balu. It was my intent to go to Sipidan, but couldn't make it, so I stayed in KKB. I'm looking at a return trip to Malaysia for some more diving, but also want an ...
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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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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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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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How can I leave Malaysia and return home to India when my employer is holding my passport?

My friend wants to come back to India as he is not okay with the work situation in Malaysia. However, his passport is with his employer. How can he return to India without a valid passport?
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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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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 $10....
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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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Transportation from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Port Dickson

I will spend my weekend in Port Dickson and I have already booked my plane ticket to Kuala Lumpur. However I'm still wonder how to go to Port Dickson from the airport. Here are my questions : 1) It ...
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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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Beach activities for 60 year old parents in Langkawi, Malaysia?

My parents are in their 60s and we are planning to bring them to Langkawi, Malaysia. I'm not sure what kind of activities they might enjoy over there, so, could you please suggest some. UPDATE They ...
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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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Using U.S. ATM cards in Malaysia

I heard somewhere that many ATMs 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 case, what ...
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Can a transit visa be issued at the airport?

A colleague of mine traveled to the Philippines via Malaysia. Apparently, the terminal for his onward flight is 4km away from the arrival terminal. He is Pakistani and doesn't have a transit visa and, ...
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Visa run to Malaysia from Thailand

I'm in Thailand right now. My original plans were to go to Laos and/or Cambodia, but now these plans have changed and I'll only visit Thailand. I need to do a visa run as explained here and the only ...
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Will I need any Malaysian Rinngit at Kuala Lumpur airport when I'm leaving the country?

I'm about to leave Malaysia and expect to get a much better rate for my Ringgit here in Chinatown than at the airport. So after having paid for my plane ticket and transportation to the airport, are ...
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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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Contact Fisherman Guesthouse in Penang

I have to contact the Fisherman Village Guesthouse in Teluk Bahang, Penang. Unfortunately, I can not find their phone number or email anywhere. Can someone help me? (I stupidly forgot a bag there)
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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 ...