Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia, between Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. The huge island of Borneo is shared with Brunei and Indonesia, and borders in the north to the Philippines.
Malaysia is a tropical holiday destination, where temperatures fluctuate between 25 and 35 degrees during the year. It is usually very hot and humid. Lightweight, loose-fitting clothes are sensible at any time of the year.
Malaysia population comprises of mainly Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous tribes. While Malay is the national language the many ethnic groups also converse in their various languages and dialects. However, English is also widely spoken.
The Malaysian Ringgit (MYR / RM) is the currency of Malaysia. The exchange rate is around USD 1 = RM4.20 (Subject to changes). Foreign currency exchange can be found in airport terminals, shopping complexes and banks.
In Malaysia the power plugs and sockets are of type G (3-pin square plugs and sockets). The standard voltage is 220-240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Main operators in Malaysia are Maxis, Celcom, Digi, U Mobile and Tune Talk. Most airports in Malaysia have counters right at the arrival hall. If you are not arriving through the airport, one can also easily get a SIM card from bus stations, shopping malls or shops.
Grab is one the most commonly used app in Malaysia for e-hailing, food delivery service, and cashless payment solution.