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1. Posted by mattyspenc (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

Hello Everyone!

I Need Help Me and My Girlfriend are visiting malaysia in march and are very confussed on three issues

1. Is there a maleria threat in malaysia
2.What are the main places to see in the country
3. lastly what are the prices in malaysia regarding traveling to and from places, food and drink and accomodation

Please reply asap;)

Many Thanks,

Matt and Sam :)

2. Posted by heidi16 (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

Hi Mat & Sam,

1. no malaria
2. there are so many things to do in Malaysia. it depends on your priorities. if you prefer beaches, please proceed to East Cost. if it's mainly for shopping, Kuala Lumpur will do.
3. you can choose your transportations. cheaper way will be by bus or train or alternatively by our low price airlines, air asia.

have fun in Malaysia.

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

Hi Matt and Sam,

1. No, there's no malaria threats in general. However, if you plan to go very deep into the jungles, you may want to take precautionary measures.

2. Depends on your interests. Resorts operators in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia where the beautiful beaches and islands are, will start to open again during the mid or end of March before they close again end of September for the monsoon season. There are also national parks in the peninsular and Malaysian Borneo. Let us know what your interests are and we'll be able to recommend you where to go. But generally, KL, Malacca, Penang, is a must in the peninsular if you're on a short visit. How long do you plan to stay here anyway? If you have the time, go climb Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. But you should make prior arrangement (esp. flights) for this.

3. Travelling in Malaysia is very cheap after taking the exchange rate into consideration. Generally, intercity bus trips cost from GBP2 to GBP13 one way, depending on where you are going to and whether you're travelling on executive busses.

As for food and drinks, not more than GBP1 for a typical local meal, and about GBP1 - GBP1.50 for a McDonald's value meal. GBP5 can get the both of you a sumptuous Pizza Hut meal. A bottle of 500ml coke costs less than 30p.

Believe it or not, you could get a 5-star hotel room for as low as GBP35 during low season! During normal times, GBP25 could get you a decent 3- or 4-star hotel room. On the beach or island, you only have to pay GBP3.50 for a basic room with shared bath/toilets. Just pay more for room with better facilities.

Below are some links which will be useful for you.

If you need more info, don't hesistate to ask!
Have a great trip.


4. Posted by mattyspenc (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

Thanks for your reply's and help.

We are spending 3 weeks in malaysia as part of a world travel trip. We are hoping to see alot of the sights, (especially the picturesqe sights) However we also would like a couple of days where we can relax as well.

Is there alot of variation between the two peninsulars of Malaysia?

Are we gunna hit the monsoon season as we arrive in KL on the 1st of Feb?


Matt and Samantha