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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 08, 2017
visa on Arrival Malaysia  (1 Answer)

i am Dutch ( the Netherlands), living in China. Can i obtain a visa on arrival on Kuala Lumpur airport?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 06, 2016
Which Malaysian (penisular) islands should I visit in january-february?  (7 Answers)


I'm thinking about going in Peninsular Malaysia in january or february and I'd like to try scuba-diving/snorkelling and relax on beaches, on one of the numerous little islands along the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia such as Tenggol, Tioman or Redang islands.

But about what I've heard, winter is the monsoon season and all the ferries and lodges are closed and cancelled. I've been in Malaysia once at that period and I didn't notice the weather was so terrible, but I guess it's justified.

So I wanted to know if there are some islands in Peninsular Malaysia that offers this tropical-coral like background for scuba-diving with working infrastructures at that period (outside of Langkawi that I already know)?

Thanks a lot ;)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 02, 2016
Deep fishing trips off KL  (2 Answers)

Hi does anyone know of any deep sea fishing family packages/trips off Kuala Lumpur?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 18, 2016
penang/langkawi  (5 Answers)

We are arriving in Penang on the 3rd December then travelling on to Langkawi. We have 13 nights in total. Any suggestions on where to stay and things to do. We like a mixture of things including sightseeing, beach and good lively nightlife. Any advice on other areas to visit would also be much appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 13, 2016
job visa process

I got an offer letter from a Malaysian employer and its 2 year contract

Now I am waiting for work pass approval from Malaysia
How long is the process time?
Does we need to do medical examination for these type of visa?

Technical engineering role job


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 05, 2016
cruises from malaysia  (8 Answers)

hey guys i ewant to go to malaysia but i want to do a cruise to fist the near by island how can i do that and how much it will cost me

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 03, 2016
Kk Malaysia  (4 Answers)

What is the best thing to do if u r in kk Malaysia for 1day? Ty

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 13, 2016
Best Places To Go Hiking In Malaysia?  (4 Answers)

I've only been to Malaysia once, and only had time to visit Penang. While it was nice, I got the sense that Malaysia was very diverse. Next time, I'd like to do some hiking (rainforests, mountains...)
Does anyone have any good recommendations?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 16, 2016
safety To Ipoh and Senemban  (5 Answers)

I will be on a business trip to Ipoh and then travel to Seremban. I have been looking on Internet blogs and now I'm wondering is it safe. I know the general concerns now for American travelers but I have never been out of the country and really need some feedback. Should I be worried to the point I can't enjoy myself? We will be in a group with business partners from Sinapore. But I'm black and my other partner is white. Will we stick out like sore thumbs?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 11, 2016
travelling from India to Langkawi  (1 Answer)

hi, i will be travelling in December to LGK via Malindo airlines. it says layover of 6hr 40 min and connecting flight to LGK will fly from SZB terminal.

Does that mean my airport changes? if yes
1)What is the best way to commute between airports- options please along with rates..
2) Would I require separate visa for this??
3) what about luggage? flight will be the same?
4) check in would be required again?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 31, 2016
Private tour  (2 Answers)

Is it possible to hire transport and driver for private tours in Kuala Lumpur? There is six of us so cars may be a problem..

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 27, 2016
10 hour layover at KL airport  (6 Answers)

I have a connecting flight to Beijing via KL that entails a 10 hour layover. Is there a direct line (monorail)into the heart of the city? Any recommendations about what to do to kill those hours. Or I'm I basically stuck at the airport? Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 26, 2016
is it allowed  (10 Answers)

Me and my boyfriend are planning to visit malaysia, we are planning to stay in same room. We both are Muslim, i heard that if you are muslim and unmarried you are not allowed to stay in same room?????? Is it really so...Plus if you can recommend some nice hotels

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2016
invitation letter to visit Malaysia

Hello, I'm traveling from Egypt to Malaysia next month and in order to get the travel permission to travel from Egypt, I should get an invitation letter. So does anyone know companies that could provide invitation letter?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 12, 2016
Running online shop from Malaysia whilst on social visit pass


Hoping someone can help. If I have an online etsy shop selling handmade products and were to visit Malaysia on a social visit pass for 3 months or more( with maybe one visa run) would I still be able to operate my shop without going against the terms of my pass? What if I were to make some of the products in Malaysia and post them from there? Would this violate the terms?

Thanks in advance for any help! Struggling to know what's ok or not in this situation.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 11, 2016
Planning for honeymoon in Malaysia. Need inputs about places to visit, things to do and approx cost  (6 Answers)

Hello friends,
Me and my girlfriend are getting married in november. We plan to visit malaysia for around 4-6 days. Things we would like to do: relax beach side, go to amusement park, roam around the city. So friends any idea where we should go and even the approx budget in USD we should have? Any other exciting things to do in Malaysia?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 17, 2016
Malaysia for 10 days: Thoughts on Plan  (1 Answer)

What do you experts suggest of the below? Visiting with 3 children (11, 15, 17) and wife.

DAY 1: 3.30pm by the time we check out from the airport and check in at the hotel, and rest from early evening (fatigue from 7 hour all night flight to KL)
DAY2: all day

DAY3: all day till about 5pm (7.40pm flight to Langkawi)

a. Given the schedule for DAY 1, 2 & 3, how can we accommodate below, and in what sequence?
b. Are we missing anything special in the schedule (we are not interested in Hindu themes, like the batu cave etc)? Also, some attractions I am reserving for Days 7, 8 & 9, so please read on.
c. Should we utilize

  • walk through China town / Central Market/Kasturi Walk,
  • walk around Merdeka Square (minute-walk away from Masjid Jamek LRT station) (maybe skip this)
  • Jamek mosque (oldest in KL), : must see
  • Lake Gardens Park
  • Islamic Arts Museum,
  • Bird Park: must see- orchid garden just across
  • Malacca street
  • EVENING- Petronas Towers or KL Towers: must see (DAY2 EVENING)

DAY4/5/6: Langkawi

a. Given the above schedule, how can we accommodate below, and in what sequence?
b. Are we missing anything special in the schedule

  • Island Hopping by Boat covering Pregnant Maiden,Big Lion & Wet Rice Island, pulau payar
  • sky bridge n cable car
  • Underwater world
  • mangrove trip -Dev's Adventures
  • Pantai cenang / Cenang beach
  • 4 hour tour of the island covering dataran Lang etc
  • the 7 falls
  • mahasuri museum
  • crystal museum
  • Air Hangat Village
  • Eagle Pier


  • Fly to KL at 11.30am
  • Shopping (what is the rule of thumb for haggling- 50%, 25%?; what are the decent shopping areas for souviners)
  • Need suggestions for What else can we fit in for touring?
  • EVENING: Bintang walk
  • Night in KL


  • Night in KL


  • Sunway lagoon outside KL or a day tour to pulau ketam (is Pulau ketam worth the trip?)
  • Night in KL


  • need suggestions from morning to noon
  • Checkout: 12:30pm
  • Leave for airport: 1pm
  • Checkin Airport: 3pm
  • Fly out: 6pm

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 16, 2016
Is the temperature really that unbearable in KL?  (13 Answers)

I noticed that the temperature real feel is around 40 celcius in KL these days. Is it really that unpleasant? Will drain the energy out of us and is the whole Malaysia like that these days? :(

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 16, 2016
2.5 days....where to spend in Malaysia  (3 Answers)

Greetings. I will be visiting Malaysia , God Willing, from Mar 25 to April 3.
I am looking to spend 2 days in KL; 4 days in Langkawi. that leaves me with 2.5 days. Is Taman Negara a good option? If it is, I see atleast a couple that start with Taman Negara. Which one is better to opt?

Is renting and driving a good choice, or should we opt for public transpo? How much for car rental that accommodates 5 adults along with 3 suitcases? What is an economical but trusted rental company?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 28, 2016
3 weeks solo backpacker itinerary  (1 Answer)

Dear all,

I would be happy to get some advise on my travel itinerary around the Malay peninsular!!!

Just 1 person. Budget per day: 200MYR = 80SGD

My main interests: culture, local people, food, historic sights, trekking, nature, few days relaxing on the beach. Disinterests: Party, alcohol, shopping, meeting too many western tourists.

Guided 3 day trek in Taman Negara/Kenong Rimba would be great but costly alone. Joined tours unlikely due to monsoon. Islands east of Malaysia would be great to but also money and time consuming logistics and risky weather. Right?

Thus this is my itinerary so far (flexible "on the ground" if sensible):

  • Fri, 12.02 / Arrival 8pm / KL
  • Sat, 13.02 / KL / KL
  • Sun, 14.02 / KL / KL
  • Mon, 15.02 / Transit + Taman Negara / Taman Negara
  • Tue, 16.02 / Taman Negara / Taman Negara
  • Wed, 17.02 / Transit 3h + CH / Cameron Highlands
  • Thu, 18.02 / Cameron Highlands / CH
  • Fri, 19.02 / Cameron Highlands / CH
  • Sat, 20.02 / Transit 6h + GT / Georgetown
  • Sun, 21.02 / Georgetown/island / Georgetown/island
  • Mon, 22.02 / Georgetown/island / Georgetown/island
  • Tue, 23.02 / Georgetown/island / Night Bus to KT 8h
  • Wed, 24.02 / Kuala Terengganu / Kuala Terengganu
  • Thu, 25.02 / Batu Buruk or Teluk Kalong beach? / KT
  • Fri, 26.02 / Batu Buruk or Teluk Kalong beach? / KT
  • Sat, 27.02 / Kuala Terengganu / Night bus to Melacca 8h
  • Sun, 28.02 / Melacca / Melacca
  • Mon, 29.02 / Melacca / Melacca
  • Tue, 01.03 / Transit 4h + SIN / Singapore
  • Wed, 02.03 / Singapore / Singapore
  • Thu, 03.03 / Singapore / Singapore
  • Fri, 04.03 / departure 7am

What I wanted to add (but didn't know what to remove):

  • Ipoh
  • more east coast cities/destinations
  • meeting Orang asli.

What is better: Kenong Rimba or Taman Negara? Are 2-3 days sufficient?

What do you think? What should I change/add/remove or should I definitely keep as planned?

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 28, 2015
To Satun, Southern Thailand from London, UK  (4 Answers)

Which route is better? London - Kuala Lumpur- Langkawi - Satun or London - Bangkok - Hat Yai - Satun?
Please give your reasons, thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 29, 2015
East or West?  (5 Answers)

Where will we get better good weather between 8th and 18th Sep, East (Pangkor) of West (Perhentian islands)? Meaning less rain and more sun hours :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 11, 2015
Taxi fares charges from Langkawi International Airport to SkyCab Oriental Village, Burau Bay?  (2 Answers)

Can any body tell me what are the taxi fares charges from Langkawi International Airport to Langkawi SkyCab Oriental Village, Burau Bay?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 05, 2015
Which hotel booking website is trustful?  (22 Answers)

I want to book my hotel for 4 days, can any body tell me which website is good for booking.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 19, 2015
what do we need?  (4 Answers)

we received a wedding gift going to Malaysia, what requirements we must have before entering NAIA airport?

Thanks a lot!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 10, 2015
how to plan a honeymoon for two weeks in malaysia?  (7 Answers)

I am getting married in Malaysia on Aug 2 and then plan on making a 2 week honeymoon vacation.

I would like to know how to start planning for this ? I am looking for mixed experience and activities for my honeymoon and not just restricted to beaches and resorts. Most of the packages that i find online are expensive and are only about hotel accommodation. I would like to have a better experience and enjoy my trip. So if you can guide me that would be great !

Also, how much should I expect to spend for such honeymoon trip ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 29, 2015
Accommodation on Perhentian islands

Hi all,
We're a couple that has been around southeast asia backpacking for years, however we've been back in the UK for awhile so now when we're going back we'd like to relax a bit more. We have a tight budget as we've decided to go in to full-time studies as mature students so need any help available to find comfortable accommodation at a good price on the Perhenthian. We had our first valentine together on Kecil and want relive that feeling a bit but don't mind if it's there or on Besar. As we're going in high season this time we're not sure if we dare turning up without booking, first holiday in three years and sleeping under a tree does not sound ideal...

We would appreciate any help, advice, recommendations and thoughts on if we'd be playing Russian roulette by not booking in advance

Many Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 09, 2015
Taxi fare from KLIA  (7 Answers)

Hi, I will be going to Malaysia, mainly staying in KL for two weeks in this July.

I have been to KL several times, it's almost two years since I visit there.

So, I want to know what is the standard taxi fare from KLIA to say Bukit Bintang for two adults?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 03, 2015
Train from Kuala Lampur to Miri  (3 Answers)

Hello everyone,

I will travel to Malaysia for the first time. My flight is to Kuala Lampur, but I want to visit Miri? What are the possible way of transportation from Kuala Lampur to Miri? And what is the estimated price?

Thank you :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 26, 2015
Traveling Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.  (5 Answers)

I want to travel Kuala lumpur to singapore so i want to ask you which way is best Train or Bus? And what is the train ticket price?

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