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I think that if you try this, you will be denied boarding at check-in. There are two reasons for this: First, airside transit without visa is intended for traveling from one country through the international transit area of a second country en route to a third country. Returning to the country of origin is not intended. Timatic, the system which airlines ...


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These are used to wash the private areas after using the toilet, it is the upgrade to the jug, so instead of filling a jug and use it to wash you use the hose directly. To use it, hold it with one hand (the dominant) and press, water stream will wash away things, you also can use the other hand (non-dominant) to clean while aiming the stream to the private ...


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Firstly, yes currently, drug trafficking carries a mandatory death sentence there (although only if you're carrying more than a certain amount, out of interest). Worth considering, however: Millions of people fly there every year. Very few are caught as drug smugglers, and I would presume even fewer have drugs put in their bag, and even fewer still would ...


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There are 2 ways that an ETA application can be lodged - via the official Australian Government website, or via a travel agents GDS system (basically, the same system they use to book flights/etc). When done via the official ETA website there is a fee of A$20 as you've stated. When done via the GDS, there is no additional fee, other than the fees the agent ...


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UPDATE: Flights are operating to Indonesia that allows you to fly out, at a very reasonable price. The below advice still applies if your host country ceased flights, like India, or your country of citizenship ceased flights (again India). You have to contact Malaysian Immigration to know about the stay extension. This is a circumstance beyond your control, ...


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TL; DR: Yes. I grew up in Malaysia and I am a non-Muslim. I have been inside Putra Mosque, in the capital city of Putrajaya. It was part of a class field trip I had when I was in school. However, you should pay close attention to etiquette and expected behaviors as outlined in your own answer. The girls in my group wore long sleeves, and shawls to cover ...


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Crimes should be reported where they occur. With the exception of very major crimes, countries will generally not enforce the laws of other countries, although in certain cases they will agree to extradite their residents or citizens abroad if they have committed crimes elsewhere. This even applies with subnational boundaries. For example, if you get ...


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You won't be able to exchange this money, it's deprecated since 1995. Then PLN was introduced (standing for PoLish New) with value 1 new zloty = 10 000 old zlotys. Even before denomination the money you have would be worth nothing, around 7 euro cents. If you bought this you've been scammed, I'm sorry. This is how 100 PLN note looks like now, worth around ...


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It's not only possible, it is required. Malaysia's consulates in both the India and Germany require visa applicants to prove that they reside in their respective countries. From the VFS pages for Malaysian visa applications in India: Foreign National’s [sic] will have to submit a valid address proof of India. (Source: http://www.vfsglobal.com/malaysia/...


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Answer to my own question: I was able to apply for (in Singapore) and obtain a MACS sticker in my passport for 30 ringgit, issued to foreigners other than nationals of Afghanistan, Colombia, Israel and African countries. Holders don't get their passports stamped in or out of Malaysia, can be processed at dedicated lanes and don't need to fill out the ...


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It depends on the crime and on the European nation - the EU does not have a single judicial jurisdiction yet, those powers still reside with individual nations, and thus the situation is the same for EU as it is for non-EU nations. France for example considers any felony and some misdemeanors* committed by, or against, its citizens to be within its own ...


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In general, when a traveller loses their passport they should contact a consulate or embassy of the country where they are a citizen. The consulate may be able to quickly issue an emergency passport or other travel document, that will allow the holder to travel and depart the country they are in. However, the traveller should definitely seek to replace their ...


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The traveller owns the responsibility for ensuring they have all relevant valid travel documents or ability to transit or enter into countries, either their destination or any transit stop along the way. Airlines have no liability to the passenger for ensuring their documents are valid, or whether they actually have the ability to enter the destination ...


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While the authorities at Singapore might be okay with your plan, the airlines are unlikely to let you board without a Singaporean visa, as outlined in the other answer. However you might still pull it off: Buy a ticket from your city in Malaysia to a different country via Singapore, e.g. Cambodia which has a visa on arrival available for Yemeni citizens In ...


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Through to West Timor/Timor Leste is the more common route - I've done bits of it, but not the whole shebang. I've ridden all over Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Flores - both by scooter and car. You can overland into PNG but you need to get a visa before hand. Some questions for before you put your gloves on. 1) Do you already have a bike? In Malaysia? Do ...


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Yes, non-Muslims are allowed to enter (at least some) mosques in Malaysia. See user casvaart's answer for a local's perspective.


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For Kuala Lumpur you should dress however you are comfortable (okay, not naked, you need to have some level of modesty); you'll be okay walking around the city in a sleeveless t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops/thongs. You probably won't be dressed appropriately for some venues, but you're fine for standard tourist activities. This dress is a bit uncommon for ...


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Which country your travel companion applies from is irrelevant to which country you should apply from. Can two persons with same flight ticket apply for visa from different countries? Yes. Actually, it's generally preferable to apply from your country of residence. For many countries, it's even a strict requirement. (Edit: and the Malaysian embassy ...


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Yes (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) nationals holders of a valid visa issued by Australia, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand or USA are entitled to stay in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) only for a maximum of 120 hours provided they have transit time longer than 8 hours in KL Conditions: Entry ...


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Having been in Malaysia, I can attest that visiting a mosque is possible for non-Muslims. There were no restrictions as far I could tell and I have entered at least a dozen mosques principally around Kuala Lumpur but also some in southern provinces. In some cases, there were signs indicating not to take photos within the prayer hall itself but the outer ...


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The "official" government web site is actually not run by the Australian Government. Rather, it is operated by SITA on the Australian Government's behalf. You can verify this by clicking on the "About this website" link on the front page, which takes you to this page, with this description: This site was developed and is operated by SITA on behalf of ...


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Yes, it's perfectly feasible to visit Malaysia in that time. Since you talk about things to see near the border, I assume you want to go to Johor Bahru, which is the town on the other side of the Singapore-Malaysia border. You can follow the link to the Wikivoyage page, which contains a number of sights in the city. Clearing immigration in Singapore ...


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For both Singapore and Malaysia credit cards are widely used. But for Malaysia, I would certainly have cash (Ringgit) on hand. You can probably conduct all of your business in Singapore with a credit card. Some, smaller merchants may not take credit card. I'm thinking primarily of the hawker centers, I always paid in cash. In Malaysia, I strongly recommend ...


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You're convolving two independent Western traditions: toilet paper and sit-toilets. Even when using a sit-toilet, there are many ways to clean yourself. So you can clean yourself with water (rather than toilet paper) no matter what toilet you're using, and indeed that's what these hoses are for. As for the wet floor, the reason is twofold: It is ...


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UPDATE: From the two options either Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur, I think Bangkok is more feasible to enter easily for Indian nationals because there is no restrictions to enter Thailand. Howevere Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) you have to have enter first Indonesia, Thailand or Singapore then Malaysian immigration would allow an entry at airport otherwise you need a ...


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Yes there is. According to this: Carrying a knife is illegal in Malaysia. You will be arrested and charged under the Corrosive, Explosive and Dangerous Weapons Act 1958 which carries a jail term of up to two years and whipping, upon conviction. Some people do carry short knife for defense purposes and never get caught. Those caught and charged are ...


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My reading of that -- and I'm obviously not a Chinese immigration bureaucrat -- is that she's probably OK without the visa, as long as you can make the trip out to be Malaysia->China->Malaysia via Hong Kong on both legs. From Malaysia to Hong Kong, as long as she claims to be going to Shenzhen or wherever, she is "in transit through Hong Kong" and "will go ...


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LOL! If you want immersion in Chinese culture then Johor Bahru and Penang are very good choices. You named the 2 most Chinese town of Malaysia. Go to the east coast instead. To Kota Bahru then slowly travel south. Unfortunately, I think it is the rainy season now. You can also stay in KL but move to Kampung Bahru (not far from the Petronas tower). Other "...


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