Malaysia What to Pack

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Malaysia What to Pack

  • Clothes

    Kuala Lumpur What to Pack

    Pack light weight clothes, the weather is HOT & HUMID! Bring clothes that are modest if you intend to show respect for the values of this society. If you forget to bring an extra pair of glasses, and you need an extra pair, simply take your broken glasses to a 'Speck-Shop' and in a short time you will be seeing clearly again! At this shop,...

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  • Umbrella

    Kuala Lumpur What to Pack

    Umbrella for travelling anywhere in Malaysia. It can be hot (30'C), and it can rain. So it serves dual purposes. I would say right now...it's terribly hot in the early afternoon (that is from 10am to 3.30pm; approximately); then it rains cats and dogs from 4.00pm to 7.00pm. Normally after a hot, humid day, it will rain at night. The monsoon...

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  • Consider This...

    Always use the least amount of luggage possible no matter how long you plan to stay. Bring clothes of a cool, light weight material, it is very hot and humid here. Malaysia is predominately a Muslim country and you, especially women, should dress modestly. Bring the basic items for your personal needs as you would on any trip, but if you forget...

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  • Pack Light

    Your luggage should contain just the basic things like clothes, camera, money and chargers and sun block. The rest you can find in your hotels or you can just buy when you're already in KL. Comfortable light cotton shirt in KL since its hot and humid at times. In Genting Highlands, if you have low tolerance for cold weather then bring a light...

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  • THESE ARE NECCESITIES THAT I ALWAYS...

    I ALWAYS CARRY A SMALL BACKPACK FOR DAY OUT ESSENTIALS.. HAVE A GOOD PAIR OF WAKING SHOES/BOOTSI CARRY A SMALL PONCHO THAT WILL COVER ME AND MY BACKPACK..SMALL ENOUGH TO ROLL UP POCKETSIZE IT IS SO IMPORTANT HERE TO HAVE A GOOD MOSQUITO REPELLANT THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAKE IT A NECCESITY..USE IT EVERY EVENING..ALSO CARRY A GOOD SUNBLOCK..SUN...

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  • Mosquito Net is a Must

    If you will be spending time in the jungle, rubber boots are a must. The mud NEVER dries up. You can buy cheap ones in Malaysia or borrow them from the camp. Sabah has malaria, bring long sleeved tops and long pants. Make sure you can cover yourself. It is very humid and this can be uncomfortable so bring the lightest most breathable clothing...

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  • Anything to make you Happy!

    Backpacks, light luggage Jackets for Genting, comfortable shoes (CROCS...what else!) Decongestants for the cold night of Genting Digital and Video Camera! Don't forget to bring adoptors for your cellphone and camera chargers. That is, Adaptors suited for Malaysian electrical sockets. Malaysia has different sockets from back home and so we had...

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  • Packing List

    Always carry a hammock in Malaysia. U'll find it a versatile 'tool' to make yourself comfortable wherever you go :)On the islands, a good book or a quiet scrabble game with a friend is a good thing to pack. If your holiday is the walking-a-lot-in-national-parks kind, u'll need good walking shoes and always keep a pair of trekking sandles handy....

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  • Easy on - easy off shoes

    Shoes are not worn in religious buildings or home!If you plan to visit many of the mosques or temples, wear inexpensive shoes that are easy to take off and on.While lace up shoes may be great for walking around, they quickly become a pain when touring religious buildings. Often you will have to leave you shoes in a pile with other peoples, and...

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  • Bring your own over the counter meds!

    Something as simple as a normal cold, can be a disaster here! Any medicine that may cause drowsiness requires a prescription. Only the weakest of cough medicines can be bought over the counter. Aspirin also can be hard to find and is expensive.A little box of cold medicine/allergy medicine and a travel packet of aspirin could save you a lot of...

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  • Bring your own paper!

    Malaysia is defiantly a practice you deep knee bends & Bring Your Own Toilet Paper country!While pit toilets may not be very important to men, for western women who have problems with their knees this can be a major problem.Nicer hotels, and malls in the K.L. area usually have both types of toilets, but many times there will be a paper shortage....

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  • Apply the sunscreen or burn

    Pack light because some of the smaller planes have a very limited weight allowance. You will also need a small day pack to take along on your day trips. Light weight cotton is your best bet for the hot humid weather here. A long pair of pants for the jungle, capris, shorts, tops, swimsuit, sandals, and a pair of comfy walking shoes will take you...

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  • Light Clothing only

    Better to come empty handed and buy all you need here. It's so cheap ! Equatorial country - so it's hot and wet most days.An umbrella would be helpful. Tissue paper a must in you backpak or luggage bag. Use Digital Cameras. If you plan to climb Mt Kinabalu make sure you have WINTER clothing !A rain proof jacket would be a good idea.

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  • Travel as light as possible!

    We both traveled all the way with one mountain backpack each, sized to fit carry-on aircraft boarding. Best if waterproof.Malaysia is a shopping heaven for convenient prices will dictate to buy stuff, and prior to return we bought a bag to be checked-in.For certain places such as Taman Negara National Park, we discourage to bring hard cases or huge...

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  • Shoes

    Shoes are really cheap in Malaysia especially fashion/seasonal women shoes. Especially slippers, sandals and open toe heels. So if you have average sized feet 6-7, you should leave your shoes at home because you'll be stocking up here in Malaysia. But 8 sized feet will find that they will get some massive reduction on the shoes for their size...

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  • An SLR camera is a good to have in...

    Film and battery for cameras are easily available and relatively cheao in Malaysia. But do stock up from the cities before you hit the out country places. Also, i've met travellers who have bought digital cameras in Malaysia and other thumb drives for storage of pics etc... Malacca is a nice place to take pics of historical things - the fort,...

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  • Tampons are hard to find......

    Bring something you can carry.... Flip flops/ sandals are always good atire as you'll no doubt be taking them off in many places, or trainers for the places where you need to cover up a little more....... Dont bring too much, but things that cover shoulders and knee's will mean that local people will show you a lot more respect!! If you wear a...

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  • Multi way adapter

    Multi way adapter is a must as shown here. This is my adapter and my quick 15 minutes charger. The best so far.

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  • 230V please

    230V please, this is our socket and voltage. If you want to bring along battery charger, this can be your guide.

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  • Don't pack

    Look at the picture, this is the thing you might want to pack. My opinion for tourists is to bring just a small lightweight bag but with pocket full of money. I believe we have EVERYTHING you needed. Malaysia is a country materials rich, tourists need not worry about packing.

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  • How Joo pack?

    This is how we pack when going to Perhentian Islands. Tees, a short, a pair of slippers/sandals, underwear if you must, wallet with Malaysian Ringgits and road maps.

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  • It's hot

    something light some cool clothings.. No winter wear. It's hot all year round Easily available, unless u got medicine from doctor films and batteries are available all over the place. If digital, bring more memory cards not really suitable unless u are hitting the beaches. weather is hot here. Get Tee or bemudas.

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  • things you need...

    pack light and you might want to consider bringing an empty suitcase for all the souvenier that you might end up buying while in Malaysia ! or you can just buy a suitcase here ! comfortable shoes, hat, sun block, sunglasses can be easily found at our local Guardian / Watson outlets at reasonable price films and batteries are not too expensive...

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  • Packing List

    Get your snorkelling gear with you (but you can also rent some) and an under-water-camera (the cheap ones) and you might see a beauty like that one (P.Perhentian, 1999)

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  • Mosquito Repellent, Sun Block, Medicines

    Lock?Name Tag? Some cold place, like Genting, Cameron, Mt Kinabalu, and all the beaches to prepare Weather Gear, and more clothing. It should not be a problem in getting them around the city, but one should prepare some in case. To have immunization is better. To develop pic in not cheap. The Film itself is very expensive especially in tourists...

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  • Clothing

    Light, cool and casual clothing is recommended all year round. Shorts, miniskirts, sleeveless garments for women are not advisable, especially in the rural areas. and when visiting Mosques and temples. Comfortable walking shoes.In the Highlands, warm comfortable clothing is recommended, especially during the night when it is much cooler.

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  • Just in case...

    Sandals or good walking shoes. There's only 2 season in Miri, RAINY AND SUNNY. heheheheheh. And when it's sunny, it's HOT. So, drink lots of liquids. You might not adapt well to the food here sometimes, especially if you can't resist the food sold by hawkers in the street. So, bring any antacid or Pepto just to be safe. Suncreen or a hat, cap,...

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  • Packing List

    backpack! summer clothingloose one!dun forget your sun-glasses!! insect defense lotion, tissuefor people dun wanna have sun bathing, you'd better bring sun block cream! it's better to have spare batteries, but twin tower in KL may be found swimsuit and goggles! for people dun like asian food, should bring some biscuits in your bags!in general,...

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  • Packing List

    Shorts and t-shirts as the weather can be quite hot.More conservative clothes if you are going to cisit mosque. The chinese temples in Malaysia are not really too strict about attire. Mosquito repellent is a must Sunblock if you are going to the beaches Medcine to cure tummy ache. Anything is ok. They uses 3-pin plugs and sockets can be eas1ily...

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  • Packing List

    A backpack is practical for those who travel around a lot. Besides that, anything would do! ;) For clothing, since Malaysia is a warm and humid country, i recommend cotton, light and loose fabric. Preferably not polyester nor leather (except for shoes! =>) High-cut boot is not recomended, sneakers/sandals are the most comfortable to get around....

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  • Packing List

    Hat - keep off the sun and allow you entrance into some mosques which require women to have their heads covered. Sarongs are handy too, same reason. Sleep sack. Guesthouses have bedbugs.Mosquito repellant and sunscreen. Duh.

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  • Packing List

    In every country I visit, I usually make a list of things that strike me about the country. Here’s my list of “things Malaysian”- allergy to repairs, everything is left to fall into disrepair (sidewalks, bldgs, Malacca).- stolen moments where the mixed cultures are talking together- unfriendly women and overly friendly men (and I was usually...

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  • Packing List

    Hello folks!I hope to provide some information on suitable rucksacks for travel in Malaysia and the rest of Southeast Asia. The details will vary from country to country (such as safety features) but the information will be essentially consistent regardless where you are.The best rucksacks fit for travel, backpacking and adventure would be travel...

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  • Packing List

    If you are moving around alot, a back pack is good. If staying in 1 place, a rolling suitecase is good. lightwieght clothes, rain poncho and umbrella for rain and to keep the sun off. Sandles or shoes that come off easy. Long pants. None special. Carry those small packages of Kleenex, as restrunts and food stalls do not have napkins. none...

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  • Packing List

    Casual, comfortable clothing and shoes that is suitable for walking, hiking, jungle-trekking.Umbrella and Raincoat would be of great help if travel during rainy season. Always bring some insect repellent when you're doing jungle-trekking. Apply insects repellent before you start with your day in the jungle, before the insects such as mosquitoes...

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  • Packing List

    Its a good zero degrees up there with high wind chill factor, so bring along a good jacket and a couple of layers. a sccarf is useful esp during the colder seasons. During the hike up, its pretty warm and humid, so you'll make do with a t-shirt and berms, but do change at the halfway house before the ascent. medicated oil as most people gt sick...

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  • Packing List

    Back pack light.. and still everything necessary to survive nights at 3500m above sea. I know it sound a bit like an oxymoron but that's just it. T-shirt, shorts, slipper as long as it's rivers and jungle. Sturdy boots, raincoat, jacket and jumper when it's mountainclimbing. Aspirin by the lot for the Karaoke nights or rather the day after.....

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  • Packing List

    Backpack is the best, if you move from place to place. Mosquito-net needed, if you go on the country side. Malaria medication is needed(especially Sabah is one of the worst malaria areas in the world).There are lot of small medical.centres, so you get almost all the medics there.

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  • Packing List

    Winter clothes is not necessary. Just a normal sweater will do. Make sure you have toilet paper with you especially for those loo that didnt charge ! Yeah, some of the toilet charge for using it. Where to get the FOC and clean toilet? Besides loos in hotels, the best and FOC loo with hair drying and baby shower facility are the toilets inside...

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  • Packing List

    Just bring small luggage.You'll bought many new items here. More shorts,more tee shirts ,sport shoes or sandals . sun block cream.(it's important !!Because it's summer here a whole year.) Any cameras and video cameras(Of course handycam type) More shorts,more tee shirts ,board games

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    I brought one Wheely bag which was half emply and also contained a canvas bag rolled up in it. The more I have traveled, the less things I bring on the road. BUY CLOTHES THERE. Bring some essentials (i.e., shoes, underwear) but if you but things there, you come home with more souvineers and clothing is usually quite inexpensive. They have GREAT...

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  • Packing List

    Depends on what kind of trip u are taking, leisure or jungle trekking.. and of course u will know what type of bag and whatsoever to bring;) Comfortable shoes, hat, sunblock and if u are going to do jungle trekking please get mosquitoes repellent or else u gonna be bitten by them! Toiletry and medical kit, u can get it easily here anywhere in...

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  • Packing List

    I can only say, don't bring too much! You can buy almost everything along the way. My mistake was to bring too much clothes. You don't need that, you probably want to buy some also and then you don't use your clothes from home anyway. If you only go to smaller cities or villages in Malaysia you may want to bring tampons. I discovered they don't...

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  • Packing List

    Malaysia is generally a summer country with rain in between. So you can leave your winter clothing at home. Summer wear or beach wear is all you have to bring. Sun block lotion for the beach. Malaysia use AC 220/230v power supply, so prepare any adaptor for your electrical appliance that require 110v.

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    I was staying in hotels, so it's okay to bring big suitcases (big ones if you intend to buy a lot). Also bring a back pack to carry when you go out. It is good to have an internal pocket to keep your money in. Hot weather, a lot of humidity. But don't let the hot weather fool you... I came home with a bad cold. Although the outside was hot, inside...

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