The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsula Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.
Located between 2º and 7º north of the Equator, Peninsula Malaysia is separated from the states of Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. To the north of Peninsula Malaysia is Thailand while its southern neighbor is Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak are north of Indonesia in Borneo while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei.
AREA: 329,758 sq. km
POPULATION: 26 million
CAPITAL: Kuala Lumpur
Malays who make up about 57% of the population are the predominant group with Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups making up the rest.
Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups also speak various languages and dialects.
Islam is the official religion but all other religions are freely practiced.
Between 220 and 240 volts AC
KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
KLIA, a spectacular feat of architecture combines futuristic technology, Malaysian culture and the rich, tropical splendour of its natural resources. Located in the Multimedia Super Corridor and close to the administrative capital, Putrajaya, the airport is approximately 75 kms south of Kuala Lumpur. Drive time to the city centre is approximately 1 hour.
International flights arrive at the Satellite Building and the Aero train brings passengers to the International Level of the Contact Pier. Other international, domestic and mixed flights arrive on the Domestic Level of the Contact Pier.
All visitors must posses a valid passport or other internationally recognized document with a minimum validity period of six months beyond the period of intended stay.
A passport is also necessary for travel between Peninsular Malaysia and the East Malaysian states of Sabah & Sarawak.
There are no visa requirements for citizens of the U.S., Canada, U.K., French or German.
No visa requirements for Chinese foreign nationals from Hong Kong, if they are HKSAR passport holders and those from Macao if they are RAEM passport holders.
More information for visas please check with the nearest embassy at your country or the website
Passport or travel document must have at least 6 months validity.
CLIMATE & CLOTHING
Malaysia has an equatorial climate with uniform temperatures throughout the year. Temperatures range from 32 degrees Celsius during the day to a cool 22 degrees Celsius during the night. It is much cooler in the hill country. Rainfall is common throughout the year, averaging 200-250 cm a year. Light comfortable clothing is the norm with lightweight woolens required for visits to highland areas.
The Malaysian currency is the Ringgit (RM), which is divided into 100 sen. Ringgit notes are in denominations of RM100, RM50, RM20, RM10, RM5, and RM2. Coins are issued in denominations of RM1, 50 sen, 20 sen, 10 sen, 5 sen and 1 Sen.
It is the passengers responsibility to obtain all required travel documents, visas and permits, and for complying with the laws, regulations, orders, demands and other travel requirements of countries of origin, destination or transit.
We strongly recommend that you go to the IATA Travel Centre website http://www.iatatravelcentre.com for more information.
Taxis use a coupon system and taxi booths are available upon exit from the Arrivals Hall. There is a choice of an airport limousine service as well as a budget taxi service.
Airport coaches services to the city are operated by Airport Coach Sdn Bhd are available one floor down from the Arrivals Hall.
Private vehicle car parks are connected by the Skybridge on the Station Mezzanine Level.
Most hotels and restaurants impose a 10% service charge and 5% government tax on their bills, so tipping is often not necessary. Gratuities suggested USD8.00 per person per day for local guide and USD5.00 for driver per person per day if you are have tour with a small group.
ELECTRICITY & WATER
Electricity used is 220-240 volts at 50 cycles. Tap water is safe for human consumption.
Visitors from yellow fever-infected areas and several African and Latin American countries must produce yellow fever vaccination certificates.
It’s absolutely essential to have adequate travel insurance covered, especially for the purposes of flight cancellation or delay, as it often happen due to weather condition.
Take the travel insurance that meets your needs and understand its coverage.
YOUR TOUR ARRANGEMENTS
All land arrangements within Malaysia are solely at the discretion of our land operators who control the final scheduling of sightseeing programs based on current situation of the day or period like weather, traffic condition etc…….
Those situations are not under our control and cannot be held responsible for sudden changes.
Terms & Conditions are based on our website : www.f56.com/Terms&Conditions.pdf
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING ( FOR TRAVELLERS FROM HONGKONG )
Hong Kong Government raises the Travel Alert for Vietnam to “Amber” since 15 May 2014, please check and make sure you have travel insurance covered to travel to this country.
If you would like to know more about the outbound Travel alert please explore the website: http://www.sb.gov.hk/eng/ota/note-Vietnam.htm
If you are a Hongkong Resident holding a valid HKID card and have register a MyGovHK account, you can use the ROTI which is free of charge. Or explore the website to register. http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/outsidehk/roti.htm