Kuala Lumpur Quick Facts


Citizens of the United States, Canada, and most Arab, Commonwealth and European countries do not need visas for visits of less than three months. Please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia for more information on visa requirements.


Hotels and restaurants add a government tax of 6% and a service charge of 10%


Tipping is not customary in Malaysia.


Skirts, shorts, and pants are fine. Short shorts, miniskirts and sleeveless garments for women are not advisable in rural areas or places of worship


The Malaysian currency is the ringgit. The currency symbols are RM and MYR. While credit cards are accepted in hotels and department stores, expect to pay in cash in rural areas.


KL has a typically tropical climate of warm, sunny weather throughout the year. In June, the afternoon temperatures reach an average high of 32°C, while the night-time temperatures range around 23°C. Both those temperatures remain perfectly constant in the course of the month. June is the dry season for Malaysia.

Area Code

+60 3

Time Zone

UTC +8


Standard voltage in Malaysia (240 V) and power sockets are Type G (3 prongs)

Languages commonly spoken

Malay, English, Chinese