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11. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting lene

as malaysia is a islamic state, is it illegal or do the country have strict regulations about tourist who are of mixed sex staying in a single room? be it double or twin beds????

Just to clear the air, Malaysia is NOT an islamic state. It is a secular state (according to a supreme court judge who passed a verdict on a case back in the 80's) just like Singapore. One difference is that in the constitution, an article says that the official religion is Islam, and at the same time guarantees the freedom of religion for its citizens.

Quoting Constitution of Malaysia

Article 3
(1) Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.

So with that article, there are islamic influences in the things that are done here.

We do have the islamic laws as well. And as mowgliboy pointed out, the laws applies only to the muslims and could not be used against non-muslims. The recent unfortunate incident involving an old couple from the US is isolated, and the authority's overzealous officers had acted against the law. Don't worry too much about sharing a room with anybody you want. Just think of Malaysia as another Singapore, but with islamic influence in the administration.

[ Edit: edited by Hien ]

12. Posted by lene (Budding Member 31 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

ok, sure do, tks! I have one less thing to worry about now. btw what are the ways to go to Langkawi from KL?

are sarawak n sabath gd places for a holiday? what's this place like?

13. Posted by mowgliboy (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

flying to langkawi with airasia is quite a good deal.

sabah and sarawak are both very nice place to visit,
if you're looking for nature.

there are many national parks in sarawak, where u can
visit the orang utans, witness millions of amazing bats
flying out of caves, or see the world's largest flower.

for something adventurous, u can visit mount kinabalu
in sabah, the highest peak in south east asia. there
are also many island paradise in sabah.

personally, i feel that borneo (sabah & sarawak) has
much more to offer than the peninsula :)

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