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Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR

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Airport Information

Name of airport: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Distance to Kuala Lumpur city: 75 km
Airport transport:
  • By bus located one floor below the arrival exit. The journey takes between 60-90 minutes.
  • By return budget taxi service. Ticket costs RM98 (US$24.5)
  • By return luxury taxi service. Ticket costs RM140
  • By one-way limousine taxi. Cost RM55.
  • By one-way metered taxi. Cost RM46.
Airport tax: International M$ 20; local destinations M$5

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

3 3/4 hours

Visa

Not required for HK Passport holders for stay less than 2 months.
Required for CI holders
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Customs allowance

Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 200g of cigars or tobacco
Liquor: 1 malt liquor or wine spirit
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Currency

Ringgit (M$)
Approximately M$1=HK$3.086=US$0.3938
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Tax

Airport Tax
- International: M$40
- Domestic: M$5

Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0

Transportation

Air
Bus
Car-rental
Taxi
Train
Tricycle
Muhibah (ship)
Domestic flights

Tourist Attraction

Jeriam Waterfalls
Camenon Highlands
Genting Highlands
Golden Ududiak Mosque and Ipch
Istana Negara
Karyaneka
Memorial Tun Abdul Razak
National Museum
National Planetarium
The Merdeka Square
KL Tower
Thean Hou Temple
Sri Mahamariamman Temple
Central Market
Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial

Shopping Guide

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Jalan Masjid India
Jalan Petaling
Jalan Bandar
Jalan Bukit Bintang
The Golden Mile
Central Market
Pasar Malam
Pasar Tani
City Square

Sport & Health

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Weather

Malaysia has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidlity all year round. Rainfall is spread throughout the year. The heaviest rain occurs from March through May and September through November.

Language

Official Languages: Bahasa Malaysia
Language of Business and Administration: Bahasa Malaysia, English, Madarin, Cantonese and Tamil

Electricity

220 volts

Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Police 999
Torist Police (03)2415522 or (03)2435522
Fire & Ambulance (06)222222
Kuala Lumpur Tourist Information Centre (03)2936664

Public Holidays

1999 Public Holiday

Date Day Name
Jan 01 Fri New Year's Day
Jan 19 - 20 Tue - Wed Hari Raya Puasa
Feb 01 Mon Kuala Lumpur City Day
Mar 28 Sun Hari Rasa Qurban
Apr 17 Sat Awal Muharram
May 01 Fri Labour Day
May 29 Sat Wesak Day
Jun 05 Sat King's Birthday
Jun 26 Sat P.Muhammad's Birthday JIMMIE
Aug 31 Tue Merdeka Day
Nov 07 Sun Deepavali
Dec 25 Fri Christmas Day

Tourism Organisation

Malaysia Tourism Board
Fascinating Malaysia

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KUCHING

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Airport Information

Name of airport: Kuching International
Distance to town: 10 km
Airport tax: M$40

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

5 hours (including transit time)

Visa

Not required for HK Passport holders for stay less than 2 months.
Required for CI holders
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Customs allowance

Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 200g of cigars or tobacco
Liquor: 1 malt liquor or wine spirit
Click here for more details

Currency

Ringgit (M$)
Approximately M$1=HK$3.086=US$0.3938
Click here for restrictions

Tax

Airport Tax
- International: M$40
- Domestic: M$5

Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0

Transportation

Bus
Car-rental
Taxi
Train
Tricycle
Domestic flights

Tourist Attraction

Bako National Park
Batu Caves
Daman Beach Resort
Iban Long House
Sarawak Museum
Semmenggok
Sunday Market
Margherita Castle
Mulu Caves
Talang Talang Besar, Kecil, Satang for diving

Shopping Guide

Main Bazaar

Sport & Health

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Weather

Warm and humid weather is fairly stable throughout the year, with a 22C to 32C daily temperature range. There is a distinct dry season form April through July and a wet monsoon from December through Feberaury.

Language

Official Languages: Bahasa Malaysia
Language of Business and Administration: Bahasa Malaysia and English, Chinese, several Indian dialects and many tribal language.

Electricity

220 volts/ 50 cycles

Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Police 999
TDC (Tourist Development Corporation) (04)6200661 or (04)619067

Public Holidays

1999 Public Holiday

Date Day Name
Jan 01 Fri New Year's Day
Jan 19 - 20 Tue - Wed Hari Raya Puasa
Feb 01 Mon Kuala Lumpur City Day
Mar 28 Sun Hari Rasa Qurban
Apr 17 Sat Awal Muharram
May 01 Fri Labour Day
May 29 Sat Wesak Day
Jun 05 Sat King's Birthday
Jun 26 Sat P.Muhammad's Birthday JIMMIE
Aug 31 Tue Merdeka Day
Nov 07 Sun Deepavali
Dec 25 Fri Christmas Day

Tourism Board

Malaysia Tourism Board
Fascinating Malaysia

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LAYANG LAYANG ISLAND

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Layang Layang is situated at 300km northwest of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia, it is known among dive enthusiasts as the newest premier dive destination. It is formed by 13 coral reefs linked together, jutting 6000 feet from the ocean depthsThere are numerous marine species of every colour dart in and out among delicate pastel corals and cliffs that drop 2000m to the ocean floor.

Airport Information

Name of airport: Layang Layang Airport
Flying from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on domestic flights
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Visa

Visa is required for foreigners.
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Customs

Customs allowance
  • Tobacco: 200 cigarettes
  • Liquor: 1 malt liquor or wine spirit
Click here for more details

Currency

Ringgit(M$)
M$1 = HK$3.086 = US$0.3938
Click here for restrictions

Embassies and Consulates

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Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0

Accommodation

The Layang Layang Island Resort offers 78 well-appointed guest rooms, fully air- conditioned with private bathrooms and showers. Recreational and entertaining facilities are also provided to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable stay.

Activities

Scuba diving
Snorkelling
Fishing
Diving programmes are held under a qualified instructor and an experienced crew, and other equipments required are available at the dive centre, including modern dive boats.

Weather

Malaysia has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidlity all year round. Rainfall is spread throughout the year. The heaviest rain occurs from March through May and September through November.

Language

Official Languages: Bahasa Malaysia
Language of Business and Administration: Bahasa Malaysia, English, Madarin, Cantonese and Tamil

Electricity

220 volts

Emergency Number

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Police 999
Torist Police (03)2415522 or (03)2435522
Fire & Ambulance (06)222222
Kuala Lumpur Tourist Information Centre (03)2936664

Public Holidays

1999 Public Holiday

Date Day Name
Jan 01 Fri New Year's Day
Jan 19 - 20 Tue - Wed Hari Raya Puasa
Feb 01 Mon Kuala Lumpur City Day
Mar 28 Sun Hari Rasa Qurban
Apr 17 Sat Awal Muharram
May 01 Fri Labour Day
May 29 Sat Wesak Day
Jun 05 Sat King's Birthday
Jun 26 Sat P.Muhammad's Birthday JIMMIE
Aug 31 Tue Merdeka Day
Nov 07 Sun Deepavali
Dec 25 Fri Christmas Day

Tourism Organisation

Malaysia Tourism Board
Fascinating Malaysia

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