Malaysia – practically


No need to have a visa if you don’t plan to stay longer than 90 days.

Border crossings

Kuala Lumpur (airport) – you get an entry stamp in your passport

Malaysia – Thailand (Wang Prachan) – you get an exit stamp in your passport and that’s it

– There is left side traffic.

– After 8 months in Iran and Central Asia, it seemed to me that roads are calm and drivers are careful.

– Roads are of good quality. Waysides are always mown and often with decorative bushes.

– There are plenty of mopeds on the roads so drivers are used to two-wheel vehicles. Nobody honks or pushes the bike off the road.

– There’s sticky heat.

– There are lots of roadside bars, restaurants and stalls with food, drinks and fruit.

– Prices in such places are lower than in touristy towns.

– Food is spicy or very spicy, drinks are sweet or very sweet.

– Cutlery is available everywhere but locals eat with their fingers.

– ATM’s are common but I wasn’t always able to withdraw money.

– There are dogs (and cats with short tails) and you will see iguanas hit by cars on the roads.

– The Internet is fast. Range can be found almost everywhere.

– Malaysian people are kind and friendly but definitely more reserved than people from Central Asia or Iran.

– You can easily communicate in English but you need to get used to the local accent.

– There are 3-pin plugs like those in Great Britain. Adapters can be bought easily.

– People use their thumbs to point something.

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