My first experience on Malaysian border was quite unexpected as rejected by the Malaysian Immigration Officers on 4th October 2014 (Johor Bahru Immigration Checkpoint, Malaysia from Woodlands Checkpoint Singapore). On the 2nd visit I questioned by the immigration officers in Johor Bahru about the previous rejection, but finally they allowed me to enter and stay in Malaysia.
Initially I haven’t heard a lot about Malaysia but the moment I reached there, it was a jaw-drop experience.
The natural weather, roads, people, culture and specially the food (malaysian food) is awesome in Malaysia.
Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rain-forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European culture.
The capital city of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. It is famous for its modern skyline which is dominated by the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public sky-bridge and observation deck.
Location For Stay
You’ll get good affordable hotels in Malaysia to stay (depends upon which part of Malaysia you’re travelling).
Solo Travelers, they can take lodge nearby Putrajaya or Cyberjaya if you have planned the visit to Kuala Lumpur and places nearby.
For family or couples there are many 4-5 star hotels in the Kuala Lumpur Central (KLCC) areas. KLCC gives easy access to visit popular places in Kuala Lumpur like Petronas Twin Tower.
The weather in Malaysia benefits from a tropical climate with high temperatures and high humidty throughout the year.
The best time for beach holidays or scuba-diving will depend on which part of Malaysia you are visiting. The country is affected by the south-west monsoon from May to September and the north-east monsoon from November to March, and different parts of the country have their dry and wet seasons at different times of year.On the west coast, the wettest months are May to October, while on the east coast, the wettest months are September to December. Kuala Lumpur is wettest from March to April and September to November, while Malaysian Borneo sees its heaviest rainfall between November and February. The best time to visit for dry weather is June and July on the east coast, January and February on the west coast, April in Sabah and June to July in Sarawak.
Shopping in Malaysia
Shoppers will find that the most popular malls in Kuala Lumpur are kept up-to-date with the most glamorous names in the fashion industry right now, from mid-range labels like H&M, Topshop and Forever 21, to the likes of Coach, Jimmy Choo and Agent Provocateur.
- Pavillion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall Bukit Bintang
- Suria KLCC KLCC
- Mid Valley Megamall Nearby Bangsar
- The Garden Nearby Bangsar
- Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur Bukit Bintang
- Berjaya Times Square Bukit Bintang
- Sunway Pyramid Petaling Jaya
- One Utama Shopping Mall Petaling Jaya
Taxis are found in all large cities, and most have meters – although you can’t always rely on the drivers to use them.
In major cities there are also buses, which are extremely cheap and convenient once you figure out which one is going your way.
KL also has commuter trains, a Light Rail Transit (LRT) and a monorail system.
Bicycle rickshaws (trishaws) supplement the taxi service in George Town and Melaka and are definitely handy ways of getting around the older parts of town, which have convoluted and narrow streets.
In Malaysian Borneo, once you’re out of the big cities, you’re basically on your own and must either walk or hitch. If you’re really in the bush, of course, riverboats and airplanes are the only alternatives to lengthy jungle treks.
Foods To Explore
Malaysia multi-ethnic culture and heritage has served up a multitude of colorful cuisines, each with its own unique flavor and aroma.
As Malaysia is a Muslim country so maximum food are Halal.
Some of the famous cuisines of Malaysia are below:
- Assam Laksa (Rice Noodles in Fishy Soup)
- Rojak (Fruit and Vegetable Salad)
- Roti Canai (Flatbread)
- Chendul/Cendol (Cold Dessert Soup)
- Apom Balik (Stuffed Pancake)
- Batu Maung Satay (Grilled Meat on Skewers)
- Koay Chiap (Duck and Noodle Soup)
- Chee Cheong Fun (Rice-Noodle Rolls)
- Koay Teow Th’ng (Sweet Noodle Soup with Meat and Fish Balls)
- Lok Lok (Hot Pot)
- Ice Kacang (Corn-Bean Frozen Dessert)
- Nasi Lemak (Rice Cooked in Coconut Milk)
- Char Kuey Teow (Stir-Fried Noodles)
Communications and Free WiFi Zone in Malaysia
M1, U Mobile and Maxis each have various prepaid SIM cards. You will need your passport to purchase a SIM.