Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a country that can be divided into two parts. The continental part consists of the Malay Peninsula, but the state also includes an eastern part with an island character. The capital and also the largest city of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur, a city overcrowded to such an extent that in order to relieve its inhabitants some time ago ceased to be the seat of national authorities. The population of Malaysia is estimated at around twenty-nine million. The capital's inhabitants are over two million.
Malaysia is a country attractive for tourists, thanks to which flights to Kuala Lumpur and Borneo are organized by numerous airlines, including European carriers. There is no direct connection from Poland, but a flight booked with good time should not be expensive. In Malaysia alone, it's best to travel by bus. The network of connections is dense, and prices turn out to be affordable even for those tourists who do not have a stuffed wallet. Malaysian cuisine is characterized by strong Chinese and Indian influences. It has a lot of spicy spices and various flavors. It is based primarily on rice and its variations.
Malaysia is a Muslim country. Tourists can count on exceptionally liberal treatment, but it is worth remembering that certain behaviors typical of Poles may offend locals. First of all, it is not recommended to touch the food with your left hand, it is also very tactless to show people or objects with your finger. Nobody will punish a tourist because of her too frivolous outfit, but if it is possible, it is worth moving around the streets of Malaysian cities with covered arms.
Kuala Lumpur, jednak siedziba rządu została przeniesiona do Putrajayi aby odciążyć przeludnione Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
1 MYR = 0,9 PLN
Currency can be exchanged in exchange offices (very attractive exchange rates).
For stays of no more than 90 days, within 180 days, there is no obligation to have a visa.
In Malaysia, there are three square-prong plugs - British. The voltage in Malaysia is 220-240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Before leaving, you should get a universal socket adapter.
Roaming works. SIM cards are generally available (the cost of a card with an internet package is about PLN 30). After purchase, registration is required (you should have your original passport with you). Islands and provinces have range issues.
The number of Internet access points is not a problem (it is always available in hotels, restaurants, cafes).
Do not touch the food with your left hand, point people / points with your finger, stick the chopsticks into rice, stroke people's heads.
Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (DTP); Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; typhoid; rabies. Vaccination for yellow fever is mandatory if we fly into Malaysia from a country that is at risk of this disease.
We also recommend consulting with a travel medicine doctor for anti-malarial prophylaxis.
We take off our shoes in temples, churches and private homes. Malaysia is a Muslim country, we wear modest clothing covering shoulders, neckline and knees in public places. Most mosques provide garments covering the body for women who want to visit it.
Bus transport covers a significant part of the country and is the most popular means of transport in Malaysia (buses are very comfortable). There are regular ferries to every known island. The railway is slow and is recommended for enthusiasts of this means of transport.
We do not recommend getting taxis because of frequent frauds. In large cities, it is better to choose the metro or use the Grab application.
Public health service in Malaysia is at a fairly low level, private clinics and clinics look much better. Everywhere, however, healthcare is paid for foreigners, so it is advisable to take out insurance to avoid expensive treatment.
Cuisine with noticeable strong influences of Indian and Chinese cuisine, based on rice and intense spices (curry, chilli). In Malay cuisine you will not find pork that is considered unclean by Muslims.
We eat with a spoon and fork.
Alcohol in Malaysia is expensive.
Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Melaka, Senai, Subang, Kota Kinabau, Kuching
Ponggal (mid January)
Chinese New Year (January / February)
Thaipusam (January / February)
Ramadan (March / April)
Hari Raya Puasa (April)
Wesak Day (May)
Kadazan Harvest Festival (May)
International Kite Festival (May)
International Drum Festival (June)
HM Di Pertuan Agong (June)
National Day (August / September)
Deepavali (October / November)
Kota Belud Tamu Besar (end of November)
Christmas (December 25) - Malaysian National Day
Ambasada RP w Kuala Lumpur
No 10, Lorong Damai 9, Off Jalan Damai, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
P.O. Box 10052, 50704 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Tel. 00-603-2161 0805, 2161 0780
Fax. 00-603-2161 0779, 2164 9924