Malaysia sits between Singapore and Thailand, literally and on the scale of how easy it is to travel
It is a great place to visit if you plan on visiting adventure-filled places but still want to take travel with a relative ease.
It’s also hard not to miss it if you’re flying with AirAsia.
Sarawak River Ferry
Overlooking Georgetown, Penang
Kek Lok Si (Temple)
Kek Lok Si (Temple) and Ayer Itam
Dusk view of KL Skyline from Titiwangsa Lake
Kuala Lumpur Old Parliament building at Merdeka Square
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Hanging Bridge in Pahang Taman Negara
Christ Church in Melaka
A Famosa, Melaka
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
Putra Pink Mosque in Putrajaya
Putrajaya at Night
Lego Replica of Famous Malaysian Landmarks
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How to go to Malaysia?
Kuala Lumpur is the main gateway to Peninsular Malaysia while Kota Kinabalu serves East Malaysia.
It’s possible to fly directly to several international airports across the country including Penang, Melaka, Johor Bahru-Senai, Subang & Kuching.
In addition, land and ferry connections are available from Singapore (via Johor Bahru), Indonesia (Kalimantan-East Malaysia) & Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan-Sabah).
From the Philippines,
Fly to Kuala Lumpur from Manila on AirAsia, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Malaysia Airlines. Travel time takes nearly 4 hours.
Direct flights to KL are also available from Clark, Cebu & Kalibo.
East Malaysia bound travelers can take a direct flight from Manila to Kota Kinabalu (2 hours).
How to find cheap flights to Malaysia?
The easy way is to search on airfare comparison sites that can show you the lowest fares on many airlines in one go.
Start your search on Momondo, Wego or Dohop.
How to book Malaysia promo fares?
Check Malaysia promo alerts several weeks or months ahead of your trip if you are planning your trip early. The cheapest promos are sold up to a year in advance of the travel/flight departure date & are often only available if you book directly with the airline.
Where should I book a hotel/hostel?
Go to Agoda & Booking.com & to check room rates & discounts. Book as soon as you have finalized your travel dates because hotel/hostel prices rarely go down the closer you are on your trip. Make sure to filter your search based on your budget and sort the results by guest review rating.
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Do I need a visa to visit Malaysia?
Tourists from over 160 nationalities do not need to apply for a visa or entry permit to travel in Malaysia. If you are a citizen of one of these nations, you may be able to visit Malaysia visa-free for a maximum stay of 14 days, to up to 90 days depending on the passport provided.
Go to the Malaysia High Commission website to check if you need to apply for a visa before going on your trip. The countries that require a visa are listed on the “Visa Requirement for Foreigners” page.
If you are from a country that is not listed under the visa exception scheme, see if you are eligible to apply for a Visa on Arrival (VoA).
Travelers can enter Malaysia through immigration checkpoints found in various airports, seaports, and land border crossings.
Always remember that all countries have the right to refuse entry to any person. Even if you are eligible for the free tourist visa or already have one in hand at the border.
Make sure that you are able to provide the following:
Passport not expiring within 6 months.
Evidence that you are visiting for travel or holiday purposes only.
Evidence that you are able to fund your stay for the entire duration of your visit.
Have confirmed flight tickets back to your home country or an onward destination that you are allowed to enter.
Do Filipinos need a visa to travel to Malaysia?
Philippines nationals can enjoy visa-free travel in Malaysia, for up to 30 days.
Filipino citizens (Philippine passport holders) do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in Malaysia granted that the purpose of the visit is for tourism or transit only.
Simply show up at the immigration checkpoint and get your passport stamped. Filipinos usually get a maximum stay of 30 days.
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