5 Things to Know About Travelling in Malaysia

5 Things to Know About Travelling in Malaysia

Malaysia is a great travel destination. The people are friendly, the weather is warm and there is a lot to do. However, if you have never been there before, you may not realise just how foreign Malaysia is. This is especially true for travellers who have never been anywhere in Asia before. If you are planning a trip to Malaysia, it is a good idea to educate yourself as much as possible about what to expect. Here is a look at five of the most important things you should know about travelling to Malaysia. Trouble with Taxis The vast majority of visitors to Malaysia arrive at the airport and instantly get acquainted with one of the worst parts of travelling in Asia, which is riding in taxis. Taxi drivers in the country are notorious for scamming and trying to overcharge their passengers. If you want to protect yourself, you should insist that the driver uses the meter. If he resists or says that it is broken, do not get into the taxi without haggling for a reasonable fare to your destination. Do not let the driver try to shake you down for more money when you arrive. Pay the previously agreed upon fare and no more.     Pork Is Scarce Malaysia is always one of the leaders on lists of friendliest Muslim countries for travellers, but there are still some things that you must prepare yourself for. If you are someone who loves your traditional English breakfast, you will find it almost impossible to come by while you are in Malaysia. About the only places you will be...