Malaysia

Explore One of the world best
tourist attraction.

“Truly Asia” is its slogan, and it is indeed a microcosm of all that makes up the largest continent on Earth. Its diverse cultures and traditions, mouth-watering gastronomical delights, and abundance of flora and fauna is both wondrous and bewitching. Isolated islands are aplenty, East Malaysia is rugged, unexplored, and remote, while George Town oozes in history, and Malacca is a slice of Portuguese and Asian fusion.

Dynamic cities, fabulous food, beautiful beaches,
idyllic islands and national parks with wildlife-packed rainforests – all of this can be
found in Malaysia.

Destination Information

Airline connectivity

  • Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • Malindo Air

Must-visit places

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Malacca City
  • George Town
  • The Cameron Highlands
  • Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
  • Genting Highlands

Best time to visit

  • High Season (December to February)
  • Shoulder Season (July to November)
  • Low Season (March to June)

TRAVEL TIPS

  • The traditional Malay greeting in is the ‘Salam’ and can be described as a handshake with both hands but without the grasp.family, including objects depicting the King, such as money and postage stamps.
  • Due to the predominantly Muslim culture, tourists should dress in a conservative manner, particularly in more rural areas and always when entering a mosque. Women should wear loose clothing that covers the legs, arms and shoulders.
  • Like many Southeast Asian countries, street food is hugely popular because it’s cheap and delicious. You can find it almost anywhere but the best is in the capital of Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Rojak (fruit and vegetable salad), apom balik (stuffed pancake) and koay chiap (duck and noodle soup) are a few examples of popular street foods to try.
  • Public transport has become more convenient for visitors travelling around Malaysia. There are many lines – including the LRT, MRT and Monorail – to be used to go out and about in Kuala Lumpur. Also, you can still hop onto buses to get to your destinations. In other states of Malaysia like Penang, Melaka and Ipoh, you can move around via public buses.

THE BEST THINGS TO BUY

  • Batik
  • Tropical Fruit Chocolates
  • Tropical Art
  • Instant Noodles
  • Rice Wine
  • Spices
  • Food items

VISA INFORMATION

  • Visas can be applied online at https://www.malaysiavisa.com.my/application/register

For more information

For further information please visit http://www.thaiembassy.org/colombo/en/services/4108

Sri Lankan Mission – Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Malaysia
Level 17, Faber Imperial Court, Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone: (+603) 2034 1705/6 Fax: (+603) 2034 1707
Email: slhc.kl@mfa.gov.lk Website: www.slhc.com.my/

Map

A skyline punctuated by minarets,
Mogul-style domes and skyscrapers; colourful, food-stall-lined streets
shaded by a leafy canopy of banyan trees – this is Kuala Lumpur.