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Malaysia Destination Guide

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Your guide from the Luxury Travel Experts


Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for Malaysia , created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

If you require further information, not featured on this page, please call one of our Travel Consultants.

Overview+

General Information
CapitalKuala Lumpur
LanguageMalay
Time Difference8 hours
CurrencyMalaysian Ringgit
Voltage240v

Health

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs as early as possible. We highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your Doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.

For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website. View the travel advice in full here: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/malaysia

Sources of information include: www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.


Visa

Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.

Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.

For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk

Climate+

Malaysia has two monsoon periods; the north east monsoon (November to March) brings heavy rainfall while the south west monsoon (late May to September) is much drier making this, the best time to visit Malaysia.

Temperature Guide

These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Malaysia.

  Temp °C Rain mm
January3350
February3447
March3491
April34169
May32256
June32218
July31233
August31249
September31339
October31344
November32215
December3294

Getting There+

Flight Information
Malaysia Airlines from London Heathrow to Langkawi (via Kuala Lumpur); British Airways and Qantas from London Heathrow to Singapore or Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow and Manchester to Singapore, with onward connecting flights to Langkawi. Flights with Emirates (via Dubai) from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcas

Flight Time
14 hours 25 mins From London Heathrow to Langkawi

Flight Upgrades
British Airways (Club World) upgrades to Singapore start from as little as £900 per person each way.

Travel Gems+

Ramadan
Observed for one month each year, Ramadan is a period of fasting when the pace of life is slower, public areas are busier and there are certain restrictions, for example, consuming food in public, drinking alcohol and use of restaurants. In 2015, Ramadan will be celebrated for one month from 18 June.

Talk to our Asia, Australasia and Africa Experts

Our dedicated Asia, Australasia and Africa Experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to Malaysia. Furthermore, we have 12 Travel Consultants who have personally visited Malaysia and can offer you their first-hand knowledge and experience.

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