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ATM max. withdrawal limit & fees?

Posted by altmtl on 12/6/2013 at 18:32

Can someone confirm this for me: "I live in Malaysia. It's going to depend on your banks limit. You can take out up to 5,000 RM out of the ATM if your bank allows you to withdraw that much. There is usually a 3 RM fee if you use a different ATM than your bank. When I use my US ATM I have taken out 1,000 USD without a problem. There will be an exchange fee, but it depends on what your bank charges. Once again, when I withdrew from my US account here it was 3 RM to withdraw and 3-5 RM exchan ...

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Finding accommodation pulau perentian besar without a booking

Posted by jmcdouga on 1/8/2014 at 17:36

Hello I am aiming to go to perentian Islands, preferably in august. Didn't realise it was high season and booked out ! What's the chance of a walk in with budget accommodation ? ...

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Gunmen attack resort on Malaysia's Mabul island

Posted by sambrown on 13/7/2014 at 05:23

Just a heads up if anyone has Mabul island in their sights at the moment: AFP reports that heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a police post outside a diving resort on the island, killing one officer and kidnapping another. Read the story here. ...

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2014 - Not the year of Malaysian Airlines

Posted by chinarocks on 17/7/2014 at 11:04

More tragic news - less of a mystery about the causes this time. ...

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booking internal flights and accommodation in advance or not?

Posted by jmcdouga on 14/7/2014 at 21:44

Hello I am heading to Malaysia Peninsula on August 10 for 18 days. Heading to KL, Melaka, Penang, Kota Bharu and Perhentians then maybe down the East Coast back to KL. I have booked first few nights in KL and am wondering whether I should aim to book all the accom and internal flights for trip before heading over there or whether its possible to be a bit more spontaneous and book as I go? thanks for advice, Julie ...

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Time limit on return to Malaysia for Vietnamese Citizen?

Posted by marcus1mx on 8/7/2014 at 01:11

Hi My family are Vietnamese passport holders, I am British. I have access to a large house in Malaysia for a relaxed lifestyle, commuting weekly to and from Singapore. No income will be earnt in Malaysia by my wife as I am the breadwinner - with the advantage of a UK passport I can stay for 90 days visa free, however Vietnamese passports get 30 days. Visas are more specific (business / education etc) and this is a social (holiday) visit - so is there a minimum time period to exit Malaysia and th ...

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LCCT is moving on 8-9 May to KLIA2

Posted by busylizzy on 7/5/2014 at 04:09

Just stumbled on the info below (taken from the Air Asia website) - it may be of use to some of you travelling through KL: Malaysia's Next Generation HubOn 9 May 2014, AirAsia will be moving to a new home in Kuala Lumpur, which is Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2). Due to this move, all current operations in Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) will be ceased, and will be resumed at the new airport. klia2 is built with the vision to be Malaysia's Next Generation Hub that allows s ...

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Planning - Advice

Posted by nunima on 19/6/2014 at 17:59

Please can anyone advise me the most efficient and quickest (in terms of time spent travelling) order in which to visit these places? I have 18 days: KL Taman Negara Cameron Highlands Perethian Island Tioman Island Singapore I thought about: bus from KL to Taman Negara than another bus to the Cameroon Highlands and then another one from tahan rata to kota baru (than taxi to kuala besut and at the end a boat to the perethian ). The problem is that i can't find any bus for this itinerary ( onl ...

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Where to find exellent wi-fi connection in Penang?

Posted by Durianwriter on 12/6/2014 at 04:27

I am lucky enough to be asked for an interview by a radio station. They have requested I find a very good connection to do the interview over Skype. Any one know where I can find a crystal clear high speed wi-fi connection in Penang? Thanks! ...

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Travel in Kuala Lumpur like a local !

Posted by busbuddies on 10/6/2014 at 04:27

Hey guys ! Would you like to travel in Kuala Lumpur like a local citizen with the bus public transportation ? Well, soon enough you might be able to do so ! Follow us on Facebook for updates @ https://www.facebook.com/busbuddiesproject Follow us on Twitter as well @ busbuddiesbr4 for daily updates ! ...

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Travelling in February/march

Posted by Spicey on 24/1/2014 at 15:59

Hi there, I want to travel with my partner in early feb for about 6 weeks. I want to go all around Malaysia and also to the east Malaysia. Any suggestions. We are in our mid 30's ...

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Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur IN 5 DAYS ITINERARY HELP?!

Posted by heybabyy on 21/4/2014 at 00:46

My friend and I will be arriving in KL in the afternoon on the 25th/4 and will be leaving KL on the 29th in the morning. we want to go to Penang but I don't know if ther is enough time for it to be worth the trip, since we would probably stay in KL friday and saturday catch a flight to Penang on Sunday morning and return to KL on monday night, unless we catch a very early flight back to KL on Tuesday. So my question is do you think its worth Seeing Penang for that amount of time, or visit som ...

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Viewed 7,519 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Grubert on 24/4/2014 at 03:46

General Question

Posted by martina100011 on 1/4/2014 at 06:59

Hi every one, I am planned to visit Malaysia. Can any one tell me When is the best time to visit Malaysia? ...

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Viewed 1,532 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 17/4/2014 at 02:24

Need help with BORNEO itinerary & visa

Posted by louzdelaluna on 12/4/2014 at 03:17

Dear Indonesia community, I'm planning a trip through Malaysian & Indonesian Borneo and I'd need advice for my itinerary. I am landing in Kota Kinabalu and I am proceeding to Sulawesi. My itinitial plan was the following: Visit Sabah (Mt Kinabalu, Sepilok, Danum valley, Pulau Sipadan) Cross by sea (with a prearrenged visa) to east Kalimantan Visit Kailimantan (Derawan archipelago, Wehea forest, cross borneo trek?, Loksado) and go all the way to Pontaniak Cross overland to Kuching and ...

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Kuala Lumpur on 12 may

Posted by cscsky on 3/4/2014 at 10:18

I have a long 10 hours transit on the way to Japan on 12 may, just wondering if there's anyone to meet up and explore the city of kul together. Thanks, Sky ...

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12 days in Malaysia

Posted by atrips on 4/6/2013 at 17:39

Hi, I'm planning on flying in from New Zealand to Malaysia towards end of August for 12 days. Here's a rough plan I had and wanted to throw it out there to see if it's feasible. I mainly like to check out Malacca and Georgetown for food (yummmmm), architecture, culture. Day 0: Fly in Day 1: KL Day 2: KL>Malacca (Leave in the morning BUS) Day-3/4: Malacca Day-5: Travel Day (Malacca>KL{BUS} + KL>Georgetown{TRAIN+FERRY}) Day-6/7/8/9: Georgetown Day-10: Georgetown>Cameron Highlands (L ...

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Motorcycle Hire Borneo

Posted by RossAngeles on 20/3/2014 at 19:15

Greetings Fellow Adventurers, My girlfriend and I are planning to go to Borneo next month. We are currently trying to decide on Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) or Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo). I know Indonesian Borneo is meant to be way less touristy and much wilder (which is what we are after), but communication is much harder and getting around more difficult. We would like to hire a motorbike and use that as our means of transportation around Borneo for a month. Does anyone have any information ...

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Report: visa extension in Malacca - cheap and easy

Posted by lifemagic on 24/3/2014 at 04:38

Just back from Immigration today, to extend my Malaysian visa, easy and cheap but no info 'out there', so I'm adding this. Situation: British passport. Entered and got ninety days in Padang Besar 'social visit pass'. Last year I extended by a visa run after 90 days but was hassled coming back, so this year went for an extension rather than leaving Malaysia and coming straight back. First, you will need your passport. The visa needs to be in it's last week of validity or they can't do it. A tic ...

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Malaysia for 15 days from Easter

Posted by Lize1985 on 17/1/2014 at 08:50

Hi everyone! Over easter, I will be travelling with 3 members of my family in Malaysia for 2 weeks. We booked flights to Kuala Lumpur and return flights from Bangkok, as we wanted to do a bit of Malaysia as well as Thailand. But now that i've read some of the awesome posts here, I am thinking of maybe only doing Malaysia? Can anybody maybe recommend some great places - starting from Kuala Lumpur and then ending in Bangkok? Would greatly appreciate it, as none of us have ever been there. Than ...

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Viewed 1,863 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by Grubert on 18/3/2014 at 00:05

So this plane that's gone missing

Posted by chinarocks on 10/3/2014 at 04:26

An absolute tragedy and a scary story; currently looks like mid-air disintegration given lack of debris which would normally be found if the aircraft only broke up on impact with the sea. What are people's theories? Terrorism has to be a real possibility. Would the Uighurs of Xingjiang have the capability (or incentive) to do something like this as a proxy attack on Beijing, given the predominance of Chinese passengers on board? ...

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