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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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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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While it is true that taxi drivers will try to overcharge you in Malaysia, it is also true that the rates set by the government are on the low side. The official rate is 1 MYR / kilometre which converts roughly to $0.3. Tourism drives up prices in cities in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, and I am willing to sympathise with the taxi drivers. Unlike Western two-...


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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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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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Having been to both during Ramadan: In all reasonably touristy areas in Thailand, including the southern resort islands, you basically will not notice Ramadan at all -- pretty much everything is open as usual. Malaysia, though, is a different story. While you certainly can get drinks and food, most places that stay open do so a little discreetly, with ...


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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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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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When proof of onward travel is required, it is always the job of an airline to check whether your documentation is in place. If not, and if you have to be deported, I believe in this situation the airline has to bear the cost of flying you back; this is standard practice around the world. Malaysia implements these requirements pretty unevenly. Citizens of ...


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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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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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Well, you cannot get all three out of 'easy, cheap, quick' so you'll have to pick and choose. The Wikitravel entry on Kuala Lumpur has a comprehensive list of options available to get from the airport to the city (same article that you linked to, different section). Kuala Lumpur has a vast urban train network but the confusing part is that they are all ...


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I have been to KL twice this year and hope to go back again - I had the exact same problem as you! I would say Ankur made some good points in his answer, but, I just wanted to add a bit that is too much for comments, then my own experiences on top... Prepaid counters are a rip off and often charge more than most taxi drivers would try to rip you off for! ...


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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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Yes, but I would not recommend it, especially given the short time you have. Singaporeans frequently go on a day-trip to Johor Bahru (or "JB" as they simply call it), which is just across the Causeway (the bridge linking the two countries) to the north of Singapore. Sometimes they even go slightly further afield for a day trip. So yes it is perfectly ...


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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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I have been living in Singapore for 8 years and have done a fair amount of travel in South East Asia (mostly Malaysia and Thailand) both professional and personal trips, also my wife is Malaysian which provides some insight. Being "European", it took me a fair amount of time to get use to the negotiation. Don't take this personally and always say no thanks ...


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