Malaysia holidays in Malaysia, visa, customs Russian tourists have long settled in Malaysia.
And while charters in Kuala Lumpur have not yet become weekly, travelers can and should have time to visit amazingly clean beaches, go diving on remote islands, live in luxury hotels and choose souvenirs in noisy bazaars where you can find excellent antiques. True, the export of truly valuable things will require a special permit.
Where and when is it better to relax in Malaysia. Cities and resorts of Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur – the capital of Malaysia, arose at the confluence of two rivers, in the oldest part of the city stands the ancient mosque Masjid Jamek. There is a Chinese temple and the Sri Mahamariam temple in the capital of Malaysia, but of all the buildings in Kuala Lumpur, the twin towers of Petronas Twin Towers, reaching 453 meters in height, are by far the most famous.
Kelantan is the northern state of Western Malaysia, it borders with Thailand and is famous for its magnificent beaches. It is better to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kelantan by plane, although brave travelers travel 475 kilometers by bus. The beach with the romantic name Moonlight Coast – Pantai Chahaya Bulan can accept both discerning tourists and amateurs of simple motels.
Johor Bahru – also called JB – is the capital of Johor, Singapore’s favorite tourist destination, with modern hotels, entertainment complexes and the largest duty-free shopping complex in Malaysia.
Borneo – one of the main resort islands of the country. From Kuala Lumpur to Borneo, you can fly in an hour and a half. Here is a sunny summer year-round. The sandy beaches of the island are protected by the Coral Islands.
Layang-Layang – the atoll rises from a depth of 2 kilometers, on a small island there is a luxurious diving resort, a colony of migratory birds and the Malaysian Navy base. The best time to relax on this island is from February to September.
Sipadan is the dream island of divers. Sipadan was glorified by Jacques Yves Cousteau, who declared the island a paradise for diving.
Tiomana is a fairly popular resort among Singaporeans, so tourists traveling here should take into account the abundance of newlywed couples throughout the week and the massive tourist arrivals for the weekend. But life here is more civilized and stormy than at other dive resorts. True, selling and drinking alcohol outside hotels is prohibited, but divers should not be abused.
Redang – although the largest island in the archipelago of the same name, is wild enough so that tourists can not only go diving, but also feel like robinsons.
Visa to Malaysia
Russian tourists do not need a visa to visit Malaysia if they are not going to stay in the country for more than 30 days. At the border, they may be asked to present a passport valid for at least 6 months after the end of the trip, round-trip tickets with a closed date and at least 500 US dollars per person.
Customs in Malaysia
Import of national and foreign currency is not limited. The export of national currency is allowed in the amount of up to 5 thousand ringgit, foreign – up to 5 thousand ringgit in equivalent (about 1,500 dollars). You can bring with you a liter of spirits, a liter of wine or liquor, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225 grams of tobacco, perfumes for less than 200 ringgit.
Israeli goods, Israeli banknotes, pornography, radios, meat, mushrooms, seeds, primates and gold jewelry or coins weighing more than 100 grams may not be imported.
Customs officers also closely monitor weapons – even toy copies are prohibited for import into the country.
It is forbidden to export some species of plants and animals.
What you should not do in Malaysia – useful information for tourists
It is strictly forbidden to import and export drugs; violation is punishable by death.
It is best to drink boiled or bottled water.
You can not sunbathe topless.
When visiting temples, it is worth putting on long skirts or trousers, shirts and blouses that cover your chest, stomach and arms.
You can’t eat or say hello, serve anything with your left hand.
People with a heart condition shouldn’t travel to Malaysia – it’s too hot and humid.