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Malaysia Travel Guide

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If you are planning a vacation in Malaysia, do consider doing some planning or some surveys to get a feel of what it is like to travel in Malaysia. At least read about the custom and culture of Malaysia and you won’t have any surprises as soon as you land in Malaysia. This is especially important if you are first time coming to visit Malaysia. Some of the things that you need to consider when planning your vacation in Malaysia are discussed in detailed here. For other travel related questions, you can read about it in the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Malaysia’ tourism industry is well-established and caters to both the individual traveler as well as groups. While the major peninsular destination could be covered in a fortnight, distances in Sabah and Sarawak are far greater and requiring a little more planning.

Finding accommodation and transport is generally not a problem, except during school holidays and public holidays when it is best to book ahead. In places that are popular with Singaporeans, you should take into account Singaporean holidays too when these places can be crowded. Local favorites such as waterfalls near town can also be crowded with picnickers at the weekend.

Packages are popular with locals, and are usually a better deal than making separate arrangements for accommodation and transport, although they are less flexible. Packages usually include a guided tour, and can be booked through tour agents in the major towns.

The peninsular Malaysia of west coast is good to visit all year around, although temperatures can be uncomfortably high at the end of January and beginning of February.

The peninsular Malaysia of east coast usually experiences heavy rain between November and February and apart from Chinese-run eateries, food is hard to obtain during the day in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Therefore, do take this into consideration if your trip involves the east coast and it happens to fall on the fasting month.

Sabah and Sarawak are fine to travel in all year round, although eastern Sabah and Sarawak can be wet during December to January. A good time to visit the country is during the major festivals when towns and people are having a make over, unusual goodies are on sale and tradition flaunts itself.

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