Malaysia Travel Guide
In depth guides on destinations in Malaysia
plus honest reviews of attractions, accommodation, and restaurants.
Malaysia makes up part of the Malaysia Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, food and the bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur.
We have so far visited Penang, Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur but hope to travel back to Malaysia once travel restrictions are lifted.
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Weather and Best Time to Visit Malaysia
It depends on where you want to travel in Malaysia. The monsoon season in the south-west is from May to September but north-east is November to March.
So the best time to visit for beach holidays is January -February on the west coast, April in Sabah and June-July in Sarawak and East Coast.
If you’re heading to KL then the most rainfall is March-April and September-November. Smoke haze often happens from June to October but there is a possibility it could happen in other months.
Arrival into Malaysia
Foreigners need to provide biometric fingerprints of thumbs and index fingers on arrival.
Children aged younger than 12 years and visitors with finger disabilities don’t have to do this.
Why Visit Malaysia
These are my top reasons for visiting Malaysia:
Cheap Street Food
Diving & Snorkeling – some of the best sites in the world
Wildlife & Nature
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Tours in Malaysia
Accommodation in Malaysia
We use Booking.com for most of our accommodation needs. Not only are they competitively priced but their website is easy to navigate and provides photos, descriptions, and reviews.
Visiting the Petronas Towers is a must-do when you are in Kuala Lumpur. They are the tallest twin towers in the world at 451.8m high and a Malaysian icon. The Best Time for Visiting the Petronas Towers The best time for visiting the Petronas Towers is in the evening. You can time it so that…
Let us help you plan your dream trip to Penang. This travel guide will give you advice on when to go, what to do, where to stay and tips to make your holiday a memorable experience. Is Penang Expensive? It’s cheap to eat street food and at hawker centres. Even dinner at a mid-range restaurant…
Penang Hill is a great place to visit after Kek Lok Si Temple. Also known as Bukit Bendera in Malay, it is one of the most popular attractions in Penang. Penang Hill Location It is located 6km from George Town in the suburb of Air Itam on Penang Island, Malaysia. Penang Hill actually comprises of…
Penang is a foodie’s delight. Find out where you can eat the best food in Batu Ferringhi. It is honestly the best food we’ve had in Asia and cheap. Best Food in Batu Ferringhi Penang Long Beach Hawkers Market We ate at Long Beach Hawkers Centre twice during our holiday to Penang. It’s basically a…
Kek Lok Si Penang is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. It was the highlight of our trip to Penang and is one of the most important Chinese Buddhist Temples in Southeast Asia. Location Kek Lok Si Temple is located in Penang on a hill in Ayer Itam which is about a…
Penang Airport to Batu Ferringhi Batu Ferringhi is on the northern coast of Penang in Malaysia. The island is just off the mainland and accessible by bridge, ferry or plane. The flight from Kuala Lumpur is a very short 45 minutes. Upon arrival, we went straight to the taxi desk to arrange our taxi to…