Weather & Currency


Tropical climate with warm weather all year round with temperatures ranging from 21°C to 32°C. Year-round travel is possible. Rain falls fairly evenly throughout the year. The exception is the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, which receives heavy rain from November to mid-February. During these months many east-coast resorts close and boat services dwindle or stop altogether. Travel along the west coast and Sabah & Sarawak are not affected.

English is widely spoken and signs are in dual languages; Our National language Bahasa Melayu (Malay).The ethnic groups also speak various languages and dialects including Cantonese, Hokkien, Mandarin, Tamil and Hindi. Check with us, should you require the assistance of foreign speaking guides.


The unit of currency is the Malaysian Ringgit indicated as RM. Foreign currencies can be converted at banks and moneychangers. Travellers are advised to bring a combination of traveller’s cheques, cash and credit cards. Credit cards are widely used in larger shopping establishments and hotels. Smaller establishments accept transactions in cash only. Those embarking on an island on the mainland. Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, airports and money changers around the country.