Last Minute Travel Checklist To Malaysia

Last Minute Travel Checklist To Malaysia

Welcome To Malaysia and in Malay language. "Selamat datang ke Malaysia". you can use Google Translate to help you to translate content in Malay into English or any other language. English to Malay dictionary can be easily bought in any book stores around Malaysia.

Check out this checklist to Malaysia, that contain guides and websites to make sure you have got everything taken care before your travel to Malaysia. For any websites suggested here, please locate the English language button to view contents in English.

(1) Passport and Visas.

1.1) All passports must be valid for at least six months and beyond the intended visiting period.

Immigration Department of Malaysia

Tel: +6038000800

1.2) Malaysian Missions Oversea. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.

As at January 2014, Malaysia maintains diplomatic relations with countries and international organisations through 105 missions in 83 countries abroad. Please use the link above to check Malaysia Embassy for your country.

Please visit or call Malaysia embassy in your country for visa information and registration.

(2) Your country's embassy contact information in Malaysia

Ministry of Forgien Affair (Wisma Putra)

Register yourself with your country embassy when you arrive in Malaysia. This will help them to locate you for any emergency alerts.

(3) Debit and credit cards 

All automatic teller machine (ATM) for all banks in Malaysia accepted  Mastercard and Visa to withdraw money. Most of hotels, shops and business premises can accept Visa or Mastercard, debit and credit card.

You need to call your local bank before traveling to Malaysia to check your debit or credit card can be use in Malaysia.

Visit Bank Negara Malaysia website, for information about financial in Malaysia.

Local bank websites list can be view here.

Major local banks in Malaysia.



local currency is called Ringgit Malaysia (RM)

1 US Dolar = RM2.8 (For estimation only. Rate may vary everyday). Visit local bank websites for up to date information.

(4) Guidebooks and maps

Visit the websites for more Malaysia guide and travel information

Tourism Info Line : 1-300-88-5050 (Within Malaysia)
or +603 2615 8188

List of Hotels in Malaysia

(5) Emergency information

Civil Defence

Emergencies Ambulance/Police/Fire and Rescue Department dial


(6) Others

It's hot and rainy in Malaysia. All important documents should be keep in water proof beg or folder. Keep it safe.

  • Doctors prescription.
Remember to bring along your doctor letter of type of medicine you may need to buy in Malaysia.

  • Travel insurance
  • Tickets (air, train and bus)

  • Cold and flu medicine
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-diarrhoea tablets

This items can be buy in Malaysia mostly at Pharmancy like Guardian or Watson.

  • Lipbalm
  • Moisturiser
  • Sanitary pads
  • Tissues
  • Body and hand lotion
  • comb and brush
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Contact lens and cleanser
  • Cosmetics and perfume
  • Lozenges
  • Eye drops
  • Anticeptic cream
  • Slippers
  • Disposable underwear
  • Swimsuit
  • Gloves, socks and caps
  • condom

Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival

The pulsating world of Malaysian shopping.

(7) Safety Tips

Stay alert, use common sense and be aware of your surroundings. If you think you're being followed, step into a store or another public place and wait to see whether the person passed by.

Dress conservatively and inconspicuously - take your fashion cues from local women. In certain cultures, what you consider attractive casual clothing may seen as provocative or inappropriate, even offensive, which could spark harrassment.

Leave behind a detailed itinerary and photocopies of your passport's identification page and your flight and ticket information at home.

Warning. Trafficking in illegal drugs carries the death penalty in Malaysia.

(8) Record your information and keep it with your belongings

- Name, address and phone number of home country
- Identity and passport number
- Person(s) to notify in cases of emergency
- Health status eg, if any chronic illnesses like diabetes or hypertension
- Allergies to any medications, food etc
- Immunization records
- Name, address and phone number of your doctor
- Travel information policy

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First published : 15 August 2008 12:11 PM