Things that are a must to know when in Malaysia!!

  • Malaysia is a fantastic holiday destination for those wishing to have a good balance between modern comforts and a little of the unfamiliar. Although being a rapidly industrializing country, Malaysia consists of natural attractions, colonial towns and accessible street eateries majorly drawing numerous tourists all around the year.

    Visiting a new country for a holiday can raise a few questions during the planning process. How would the weather be like? How easy would it be to acquire a mobile SIM card? What is the local language?

    If Malaysia is you next holiday spot, here are some tips to help you out as you chalk out your itinerary.

    Local transport: When you disembark, either at the airport pick up a prepaid taxi from the stand present there, or you can decide to travel by buses that ply through the city. Efficient and convenient, buses are considered one of the faster modes of transport here.

    Express bus stations are also set up in the different parts of Malaysia. What’s more? One can buy online bus tickets from and also check for more info related to bus schedules and other details.

    Weather: If you are from the European or Southeast Asian regions, the weather can be a bit humid for you. Do pack sweat wicking apparel, as they are your best bet. Carry minimal toiletries since you will easily find them here in local shops, but do stock up on bottles of water.

    Communication: English is widely spoken here, with food labels, hawker store signs, restaurant menu cards, etc. all being made available in English. Malaysia’s cellular providers—Maxis, Digi, Celcom—have set up shop at the airport.  A SIM card costs around RM20 and comes with a minimum of 400 MB 4G data + 5RM as talk time for a period of seven days. The network, even in rural areas, is quite good.

    Places to stay at: Hatten Hotel: The Hatten Hotel is considered one of the best hotels to stay at when in Malaysia. The hotel is known for its 704 smoke-free guest rooms as well as state-of-the-art restaurants and bars. Guests are treated with facilities such as a full service spa, business centers, fitness centers and a fully equipped gym room as well as free parking and wi-fi. It is a 22-storeyed hotel and if you make your reservations in advance, you can be lucky to get the room on the top most floor, allowing you to witness the spectacular views of the skyline of Malaysia.

    Park Royal Resort: It is a resort that is considered to be a fascinating destination located right in the pearl of the Orient. It is set in Batu Ferringhi, which is considered to be the best stretch of beach on the island. The hotel features 309 rooms, 2 restaurants as well as a full service spa. For those who love swimming, the hotel also has 2 huge outdoor pools.