Peninsular, or West Malaysia is often overlooked as a main destination as many travellers use it as a stopover. Malaysia is a fabulous holiday destination of it’s own and we have a some excellent short tours that showcase the very best of what the country has to offer. Visit the steamy capital city of Kuala Lumpur, Soak up the history of beautiful Melaka, visit the local wildlife in Taman Negara National Park, cool off in the Cameron Highlands, relax on the tropical islands of Penang and Langkawi and much more. See below for our tours to Malaysia.
Everybody loves a few travel facts and our Malaysia Travel Snapshot gives you a brief idea of what to expect when planning a holiday to Malaysia. Read on below as we expand on our travel bites…
Best Time To Travel – The best time to travel to Malaysia is between October and April. During these months, the west coast and highlands have clear dry weather which is perfect for our tours. Travel to the east coast if preferred between April and September. Malaysia is a hot and humid country all year round.
Capital City – The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur is a major hub in South East Asia and it is likely you will find yourself transiting through here at some point. We have a range of short Malaysia tours to offer to stopover purposes.
Currency – The national currency in Malaysia is the Malaysian Rinngit. The approximate exchange is $1 = 3 Rinngits. Kuala Lumpur is a major modern city so exchanging money or using credit cards / ATMs is no problem.
Approximate Travel Time – 9 hours. It is not too far to Kuala Lumpur and most flights are direct from main Australian cities.
Religion – 65% of people living in Malaysian practice Islam, which is also the official religion of Malaysian. There are many other religion practised in this country including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and traditional Chinese religions. .
Famous Dish – The national dish of Malaysia is Nasi Lemak. This dish is a must eat when on tour in Malaysia. Nasi lemka is rice cooked in coconut milk, topped with sambal, with an egg on the side and wrapped up in a banana leaf.
Visa Required – No. A 30 day tourist visa is granted free of charge on arrival for residents of Australia. If you would like to stay longer then you will need to obtain a visa. If you are not an Australian citizen please check the requirements.
Fitness Level – We rate our Malaysian tours as requiring moderate fitness level. Due to the high humidity, walking around monuments and sightseeing can be quite difficult.