The Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Direct Flying Time: Approx 12 hours direct from UK
Passports/visas: British passport holders do not require a visa to enter Malaysia for stays up to 30 days but you need 6 months validity on your passport.
Time Difference: +7 hours ahead of British Summer Time. GMT+8 hours.
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (RM1 = 100 Cents). It may be difficult to exchange foreign currencies outside main tourist centres. Sterling/US dollar travelers cheques widely accepted.
Main Language: Malay (official and national), English (official).
Water: drinkable (bottled recommended in rural areas).
Electricity: Malaysia voltage is 220-240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second.
International Dialing: 0060 (UK- MAL) 00144 (MAL-UK)
Driving: left hand side of road. UK driving license acceptable for maximum of 3 months
Clothing: be aware of Muslim culture. Dress modestly – cover shoulders and legs above knee.
Vaccinations: Please consult your G.P. You should always ensure that your tetanus & polio is up to date. No vaccinations/inoculations are required for travellers from the UK.
Tipping: Not necessary but appreciated if service charge not already added to bill.