As an equatorial country, Malaysia boasts two distinct weather patterns - warm and humid while offering uniform temperatures. The weather can vary greatly, you can be sleeveless in the morning but need an unbrella in the evening.
Light cool and casual clothing is recommended all year round. Do dress neatly when entering places of worship. It is advisable for ladies to wear long sleeves and loose pants or long skirts when entering places of worship.
It is not a common practise in Malaysia. However, you may tip the staffs if you find the services are excellent or if you would like to do so.
You must not use your left hand when dealing with Muslims this is because left hand is reserved for bodily hygiene and considered as unclean.
DID YOU KNOW ?
About Jalan Ampang
There are many pre-war buildings along Jalan Ampang. The Malaysia Tourist Information Centre (Ma TIC) housed the war office of British Army in 1941. It was known then as Kuala Lumpur Millionaire Row.
Double-storey SkyBridge at Petronas Twin Tower
Petronas Twin Towers feature a skybridge between the two towers on 41st and 42nd floors,which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. access to the skybridge is quite exclusive and is limited to just 30 people per day. To get a ticket to go up to the skybridge, you need to queue up as early as 6.30am due to the large number of people who want to visit the towers.
World's largest pewter tankard at Royal Selangor
The world's largest pewter tankard, recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, was made by Royal Selangor in 1985 to commemorate its centenary. The pewter tankard is measured 1.987 metres tall, weighs 1,557 kg and has a capacity of 2,796 litre.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
The KL Bird park is well known as the "World's Largest Free-flight Walk-in Aviary". The park offers a 20.9 acres of verdant valley terrain to be explored.
WHAT TO PACK
Electrical Voltage Converter
Electrical sockets (outlets) in Malaysia are the "Type G " British BS-1363 type, voltage are between 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts).
Sun Block and Umbrella
To explore Kuala Lumpur comfortably, it is good to bring along a sunblock and a foldable umbrella as Malaysia's weather can vary greatly. Malaysia's tropical climate receive average of 2500mm of rainfall.