Basic Informations

General informations about travelling in Malaysia

Malaysia is one of Southeast Asia’s top travel destinations, possessing an endless range of attractions and activities that cater for the cosmopolitan shopper, cultural enthusiast, historical buff and nature-lover. Divided into Peninsular Malaysia in the West and East Malaysia, part of the Borneo archipelago, the country will allure you with the shopping experience of its modern cities, the splendour of its cultural arts and natural heritage of rich flora and fauna.


Many visitors do not need a visa to visit Malaysia and are exempt when visiting for holidays or social purposes, however it is really important to check before travelling.

If you are not exempt and do require a visa you will need to get this from your home country before travelling, unless your nationality is offered a visa on arrival, but the Malaysian High Commission, Embassy, Consulate local to where you live will be able to advise you on the current requirements.


Getting to Malaysia

By Air

Many international airlines offer flights to Malaysia, most of which land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) about 35 miles (55km) south of Kuala Lumpur.

The new KL International Airport at Sepang has one of the most sophisticated passenger facilities in the region.


In general Malaysia is very safe, with violent attacks being uncommon. However, the usual travel precautions apply, such as restraining your urge to go wandering around seedy areas alone late at night. There is no harm practicing common sense and precautions like you would do at home.

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