Malay language is the national language but English is widely spoken. Malaysians also speak various languages and dialects depending on their ethnicity or background.
Name: Malaysian ringgit
Malaysia Standard Time (GMT+8)
Beer is cheapest in the local supermarket (a can of beer will set you back about $1.70) and usually sold in 6, 12 or 24 packs. Drinks in bars and meals in restaurants will be considerably more expensive.
Meals at food stalls are perfect for those on a budget, costing between $1-2. Mid-range restaurant meals will cost between $6-16.
Taxis are metered with fares based on a flag down rate and by distance travelled. Surcharges are common from the airport and inner city areas. Alternatively, you can use the popular taxi service called ‘Grab’ (like Uber).
Public transport is cheap in Malaysia. Long distance buses will usually cost under $35.
A dorm bed in a hostel costs between $4-20 a night.
Air-con double rooms with a bathroom in a mid-range hotel will cost between $20 and $35 a night.