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The Hospitality Club is the world's largest hospitality exchange organization. We are thousands of friendly members world wide who offer each other free accommodation when traveling. Membership is free and joining just takes a minute - we would love to have you onboard!

Travel Guide for Malaysia

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Malaysia that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
For Introduction, Top Things to See and Do, Neighboring Countries, Who is coming?, Want more guests!, Hospitality Club Meetings and the geographic navigation please see the main Malaysia Page.

Basic Facts

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Official Country Name: Malaysia
Capital: Kuala Lumpur (Note: Putrajaya is referred to as the administrative centre and Parliament convenes in Kuala Lumpur)
Population: Over 25 million
Telephone Code: 60
Area codes
Kuala Lumpur & Selangor: 3
Johor: 7
Kedah, Penang & Perlis: 4
Kelantan, Terengganu & Pahang: 9
Malacca & Negeri Sembilan: 6
Perak: 5
Sabah: 88 (Kota Kinabalu)
Sarawak: 82 (Kuching), 85 (Miri)
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Attractions and Things to See and Do

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Kuala Selangor river-beautiful fireflies at night. KL-shopping(midvalley- biggest shoping centre in KL). Twins tower-can collect ticket at twins tower and take turn to visit the skybridge of twins tower(check with KLCC staff because this info may not be the updated). KL tower- watch the night scenery of Kuala Lumpur. If you have an international driving license, then it is good to rent a car and travel around Malaysia. The PLUS highway connects most of the cities in the westcoast o ... more


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Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

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Nature Visit the Taman Negara National Park to see one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Unfortunataly it's getting more and more popular with tourists, but there are still amazing walking treks, where you'll walk alone for hours and beeing stunned by the amazing nature aroung you.

Suggested Itineraries

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1 Day, 1 Week, 2 Weeks, 1 Month ...


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Getting there and away, Getting around by Air, Train, Bus, Car, Motorcycle, Boat, Hitchhiking, Bicycle ...


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If you do not want to stay with other HC members, or noone is available, here is what other members suggest. Hostels Hotels Camping Other Options

Food and Drinks and Local Specialties

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Street Food,
Local Specialties
weedflower Most Malaysians would have Nasi Lemak or Roti Canai for breakfast. Nasi Lemak is rice with cucumbers, dried crunchy anchovies and a dollop of sambal. Frankly I don’t eat Nasi Lemak for breakfast. Roti Canai are Indian bread which is cheap and yummy. You can either eat it with dhal, curry or sugar.
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Hospitality Club Meetings

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Selva, Anis and CK have been organising HC meetups almost every month for 2 years or more. So best check with Selva before organising meetings in KL.


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Have you written a story about a trip to this country? Just paste your text in here and share your experience with other members.


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Here are some photos of Malaysia and her cultures courtesy of HC member robas

Activities and Sports

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Nightlife and Entertainment

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Bars, Cafes, Discos, Cinemas...

Population and People

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Culture and Conduct or Local Customs

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Language and Useful Phrases

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Events and Holidays

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Festivals, Sports, Concerts, Public Holidays...

Climate and When to Go

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Environment and Flora and Fauna

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Dangers and Warnings

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Tourist Traps

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Government and Politics

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GDP, GDP per head, Annual growth, inflation, Major Industries, Major trading partners...


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Music, Literature, Theater, Movies ...


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Newspapers, Radio and TV, Magazines ...


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Volunteer Opportunities and Work

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This is a link to a list of Non-Governmental Organisations NGOs, Charitable, Voluntary, Advocacy, Activist Groups in Malaysia from

List of Volunteer Opportunities in Malaysia by mycen

Organized Tours

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What to Bring or Packing List

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Books and Further Reading

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Guidebooks, Travel, History and Politics
Please enter Amazon links to the books - we will put info on how to do this here shortly. This way we hope to get a bit of funding for the running of the club, if someone buys the books you recommend.

Other Information

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Could not fit it into any of the categories above? Put it here...:-)

External Links

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Official Country Website:
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Offtopic Messages

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Here you can add messages that are not exactly related to the aims of the Hospitality Club (but related to the country). Do you need a visa invitation? Looking for an internship, job or a flat to rent? Just add this here, and if you are lucky other members will read it and contact you. Remember: do not send messages like this directly to members - after giving you this space here, we will fight spam even more strictly!
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