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Money / ATM / Credit Card

Money and Credit CardThe Malaysian currency is normally referred to as Ringgit or RM. The RM comes in denominations of RM1, RM2, RM5, RM10, RM50 and RM 100. Coins are denoted as sen. These include 1 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen, 50 sen and RM1.

Money matters

Travelers are advised to bring a combination of traveler's cheques, cash and credit cards. Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, airports and money changers around the country.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are widely used in larger shopping establishments and hotels. Smaller establishments accept transactions in cash only

Traveler cheques

US dollar traveler cheques can be conveniently cashed at all provincial banks.


Public Phonebox in Malaysia


Malaysia is linked nationally and internationally by telephone, facsimile. telegraph, telex and via the internet.

Most hotels provide International Direct Dial (IDD) telephone services.

In cities and towns, public phones are available at high traffic areas, such as bus stations, shopping complexes and office buildings, using coins or phone cards.

Phone Cards come in denominations of RM5, RM10, RM20, RM 50 and are available at news-stands and petrol stations.

Malaysia is also on a GSM Network. Check with your service provider to make sure your phone is open for international calls and international roaming.

The country code for Malaysia is 60. Area or mobile phone number begins with '0' which you drop when you call into Malaysia from outside the country.

If you like to make an international call from Malaysia you have to dial 001 to get out of Malaysia, follow by the country-, area and telephone number.