hey,i am planning to travel to Malaysia next month,i just wanted to know if there's any tips or important info. to know about the country,like best travel agencies there,tourist sites n such
#1 lelindaedwards has been a member since 18/1/2012. Posts: 1
-- Rainfall in Malaysia generally occurs between the month of October or November and the end of February in the East coast of Peninsular Malaysia and in the region of Sabah and Sarawak. Hence, avoid places like the Perhentians (which may be closed anyway).
-- It is a Muslim country (albeit a modest one), hence dress and behave appropriately. The people are generally extremely friendly as long as you show them even a modicum of respect.
-- Eat like a king in Penang, for next to nothing.
-- Shop in the markets in KL.
#2 chinarocks has been a member since 17/6/2011. Posts: 738
Malaysians are ace. Friendly, relaxed and fun.
** Don't eat western food (as in hamburgers etc) as they will result in tummy upsets. Took me 2 go's to figure this one out. :)
** Do eat from the stalls or anywhere you see heaps of locals. It might look yuk but you will be surprised.
** Show respect (really this should be worldwide) to every local and you will be surprised how they respond,
** Show a little interest, if you know what an item is, ask what it is in Malaysian and try and say it, they will laugh at you for mucking it up, but its fun.
As for tourist sites and travel agencies, it really depends on where you are going, or intend to go. Type in th eplace you are interested in in the search box of this site or Tripadvisor and go from there.
Malaysia is a safe place and yu will enjoy your stay, even if it is only in KL.
#3 Benno has been a member since 18/1/2012. Posts: 36
I'm strictly and islands and beaches guy. In April both sides tend to have okay weather - I've found Langkawi, Tioman, Redang and the Perhentians are well worth a visit. All have accommodation from budget to high end.
However the nicest Malaysian island I've visited is Pulau Kapas in the north-east not far from Redang and the Perhentians - you won't find top-end or midrange accommodation here although tiny adjacent Pulau Gemas has a nice midrange joint.
Malaysia offers a wide variety but it depend on your needs. Well, here's my suggestion on places on interest:-
For city lovers - Kuala Lumpur will be the place. A must, will be Petronas Twin Towers, Bukit Bintang area, Chinatown, KL Tower(for couple having dinner will be great).
For beaches & island - Try Sipadan or Langkawi,
For nature - Try Taman Negara, Mulu Cave,Cameron Highlands & Genting Highlands.
For Heritage - Malacca
All the best!