Planning a trip to Malaysia? From the big cities to the beautiful islands, this country has so many incredible destinations to discover! Here’s where you can find our best Malaysia travel tips, itinerary guides, and much more.

Our first trip to Malaysia was back in 2018. We visited the capital of Kuala Lumpur, Penang Island, and the beautiful island of Langkawi. From there, we continued on to Koh Lipe by boat and started our journey through Thailand.

Since then, we have made numerous trips to Kuala Lumpur. We always enjoy having a layover here, and often extend our time to explore the city. 

Aside from the great street food, there’s so many exciting activities in Kuala Lumpur to check out! One of our favorite experiences was exploring the KL Forest Eco Park which is literally a jungle inside the city.

We also made a day trip to the famous Batu Caves, and climbed the colorful steps to the temple inside. At night, be sure to check out the Heli Lounge Bar.

This is easily one of the coolest bars in the world, as it’s located on a 36th floor helicopter pad. The views are simply amazing from here, and it’s the best place to watch sunset in Kuala Lumpur.

Check out all our Malaysia guides for tips, and to learn all about our own experiences. We’re already planning another Malaysia trip soon, so stay tuned!

Malaysia Travel Tips

Money: The Malaysian Ringgit is the currency used throughout the country.

Location: Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia. It’s bordered by Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, and Singapore.

Language: The official language of Malaysia is Malay.

Seasons: Malaysia has both dry and wet seasons to be aware of. However, the weather can vary dramatically depending on which part you visit.

The west coast is most pleasant from December to March, while the east coast you’ll want to see from April to October. Outside of those times is what’s known as monsoon season and is best avoided.

What to Eat & Drink: Malaysian food is so diverse and delicious! It features a mix of rice dishes, hearty meat plates, and noodles galore. The cuisine is largely influenced by Chinese and Indian cooking, with different specialties found across the regions.