Immigration and Customs

Q: Do I need a visa to visit Malaysia?
A: Visitors from most countries can enter Malaysia without a visa for periods of seven to 180 days, depending on nationality. Check with the Malaysia Immigration Department for details about visa requirements.
Q: What items am I prohibited from bringing into Malaysia?
You may choose to contact the respective country’s customs department for further clarification and information: Malaysia Custom Hotline: +603 7806 7200

Q:  What is Penang Wheather look like?

A:  Due to it's location near the equator, Penang has what is known as an equatorial climate, which basically means it is warm and humid throughout the year.

Humidity never really drops below 75% during the day and 65% during the night, with September and October the most humid months rising to the low 80's%. This is also the time of the highest rainfall.

However, don't let that put you off visiting Penang. When it rains, it really pours! But usually only in short sharp bursts. Then out comes the sun again.

Plus, if you do visit Penang, do bring an umbrella! You never know when you will need one here and rain showers can occur at any time of year. Plus, you can use them as a handy sun shade!

Q: What language do they speak in Penang?
With it's varied mix of populations from China, India, Indonesia and of course Malaysia, you will hear many different languages being spoken on the island. The good news for tourists is nearly everyone speaks English so you will have no problems being understood if you are an English speaker.

It is however always a good idea to learn a few words of the Malaysian language, Bahasa Malaysia, which you may come in useful when travelling to less visited areas of the country.


Q: How to travel to Langkawi from Penang?
A: If you are looking for the best way to travel from Penang to Langkawi island or vice versa, you have a few options available.

You can take a cheap flight, a direct ferry, or a cheaper combination of bus/Car and ferry.