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packing tips for malaysia

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A waterproof jacket

A raincoat or small travel umbrella will always come in handy on your Malaysia trip, whether you need to block out the sun or take cover from the monsoons rains.

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Walking shoes

From exploring the cobbled alleyways of George Town to hitting the city streets of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll need a comfortable pair of shoes when you visit Malaysia.

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Sunscreen & insect repellent

Malaysia is hot and humid for most of the year, so be sure to protect yourself from the elements with SPF 30 sunscreen and a strong insect repellent.

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how to travel responsibly in malaysia

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Dress modestly

Malaysia is a conservative country and it’s best to dress modestly by covering your shoulders and legs, especially when visiting a temple, mosque or any place of worship.

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Don’t feed the monkeys

It may be tempting to share some treats with the monkeys around Batu Caves or at the beach, but it’s best not to as they can get aggressive and become reliant on human food.

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Eat and shop local

Malaysia’s best food is found at local restaurants and we'll show you all the best spots where you can get a real taste of the country’s foodie delights and support the local communities.