Malaysia self drive

Unspoiled beaches, culture, wildlife and nature, Malaysia has it all. The country is very safe and organised, so Malaysia will satisfy even the most demanding traveler.

Malaysia tourism video

Highlights Malaysia

  • Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
  • Tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands
  • Scuba diving at Sipadan
  • Rain forest in Taman Negara
  • Enjoy the beaches at Langkawi island
  • See Orangutans in the Malaysian part of Borneo

Language

Malay is the official language of Malaysia.

Currency

The currency of Malaysia is the ringgit  (RM).

Driving in Malaysia

Malaysians drive on the left hand side of the road. The road network in Malaysia is modern. Most car rental companies are represented at the big airports and the rental vehicles are well maintained. A valid driver’s license in English is needed for car rentals. Some rental companies may require an international driver’s license, so make sure you check with your rental company. Driving in big cities such as Kuala Lumpur or Georgetown can be quite hectic, but outside the cities the roads are relatively quiet.

Best time for a self drive through Malaysia

We would recommend avoiding the rainy months for self drives.

For Borneo and the East Coast the rainy season falls between October and February.
On the West Coast the rainy months are April, May, October and November.

Weather

The temperature in Malaysia is about static all year and average daily temperatures range between 72°F to 91°F (22°C-32°C).

Current weather Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in Fahrenheit
Today 08/31/2014 09/01/2014 09/02/2014 09/03/2014
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM MYT on August 30, 2014
Chance of Rain
88°/73°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MYT on August 31, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
91°/72°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MYT on September 01, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
91°/75°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MYT on September 02, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
93°/75°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MYT on September 03, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
95°/75°
Current weather Cameron Highlands, Malaysia in Fahrenheit
Today 08/31/2014 09/01/2014 09/02/2014 09/03/2014
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MYT on August 30, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
93°/72°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MYT on August 31, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
91°/70°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MYT on September 01, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
91°/70°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MYT on September 02, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
91°/72°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MYT on September 03, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
91°/72°