Travel advice & practical information for travelogue:

'Kuala Lumpur and Penang'

Useful addresses

New York

Consulate General of Malaysia
Two Grand Central Tower
140 E. 45th Street 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-490-2722/3


Malaysian High Commission
45 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8QT
Tel: 020-7235-8033


Embassy of Malaysia
2bis rue Bénouville
75116 Paris
Tel: 00 331 45 53 11 85
Fax : 00 331 47 27 34 60
Email :

Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board


Kuala Lumpur has a population of 2 million, without counting the suburbs. The capital of Malaysia has a lot of modern architecture and a real skyline.

The population of the island of Penang, in the Strait of Malakka, is predominantly of Chinese origin. Georgetown is the crowded capital of the island. Batu Ferringhi, a former fishers village on a huge sandy beach, attracts the majority of tourists. The island has an exuberant nature and produces tropical fruit.


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With a bank card you can withdraw cash from machines almost everywhere in Malaysia.

If you know in advance which places you're going to visit, you can find out online if and where there are ATM's where you can use your MasterCard and Cirrus or Visa to withdraw money.


For up-to-date information about health risks, go to: Avian Flu Fact Sheet

Traveling safely

To assess other risks, see: Consular Information Sheet

Also always look up your own country's Foreign Department site for country-specific advice.

Plan your trip to Malaysia online

Through online reservation systems like À la Carte Vacations you can book airline tickets, hotels, rental cars and holiday houses. You can build a fly-drive itinerary with maximum flexibility, book a flight plus a hotel hotel for a night or weekend. Without the limitations of package deals from travel organisations and most times for a much better price.

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