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
- 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
Malay is the official language of Malaysia.
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.
The temperature in Malaysia is about static all year and average daily temperatures range between 72°F to 91°F (22°C-32°C).
Chance of a Thunderstorm93°/77°
Chance of a Thunderstorm93°/68°
Chance of a Thunderstorm95°/66°
Chance of a Thunderstorm97°/68°
Chance of a Thunderstorm93°/70°
Chance of a Thunderstorm91°/66°