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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 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 ...
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Is fear of having drugs planted in my bag enroute to Malaysia justified?

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 ...
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Why is the Australian ETA application fee cheaper on a 3rd party website?

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). ...
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What to do when in Malaysia and visa expires during lockdown?

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 ...
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Are non-Muslims allowed to enter mosques in Malaysia?

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, ...
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Do Europe laws apply in foreign (Asia) countries?

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 ...
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Exchange Polish Zloty to Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) in Malaysia?

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 ...
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Can two persons with same flight ticket apply for visa from different countries?

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 ...
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Is there a program for Malaysia-Singapore commuters to avoid passport stamps (so the passport doesn't get full)?

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 ...
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Where is the cityscape in this recent photo, probably in Malaysia?

This is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, taken from a building just opposite the Kuala Lumpur City Hall. Here is the closest Google Street View I could get (click to get to Street View): Note that you can ...
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Do Europe laws apply in foreign (Asia) countries?

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 ...
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Lost passport visa and citizen card in Malaysia

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 ...
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I am stuck in transit in Malaysia from Australia

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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Malaysia to Papua New Guinea by motorcycle?

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 ...
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Are non-Muslims allowed to enter mosques in Malaysia?

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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Can two persons with same flight ticket apply for visa from different countries?

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. ...
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Traveling to Australia, can I visit Malaysia without a visa?

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 ...
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Are non-Muslims allowed to enter mosques in Malaysia?

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 ...
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Why is the Australian ETA application fee cheaper on a 3rd party website?

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

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 ...
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Credit cards used everywhere in Singapore or Malaysia?

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 ...
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Is the ferry between Changi, Singapore and Tanjung Belungkor, Malaysia currently running?

According to Manifold Times, the Changi Ferry Terminal and the service to Tanjung Belungkor are now closed permanently. There may soon be service from Singapore to Desaru, a bit further East on the ...
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Simpler stop-over option

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 ...
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Is the carrying of knives in the street regulated in Malaysia?

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 ...
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City in Peninsular Malaysia to immerse in Malay language?

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 ...
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Do Europe laws apply in foreign (Asia) countries?

There is no such thing as "Europe Law". Europe is not a country nor a jurisdiction, it is a continent. That being said, any court can decide to take any case for any reason. Usually, there are laws ...
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Do you need driving license when renting scooter in Malaysia/Thailand?

I've been to Thailand renting a scooter from different hotels, agencies on different islands and they never ask you for driving license when renting a scooter. Renting a scooter is very popular and it ...
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