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Malay is the main language in Malaysia, but English is widely spoken. In Borneo, however, there are many more languages.
Name: Malaysian ringgit
Malaysia Standard Time (GMT+8)
When to Visit Malaysia
A bottle of beer in Malaysia will usually cost around $4 in bars outside of the big cities. Drinks in Kuala Lumpur are likely to be more expensive, especially in the big inner city bars.
Eating from food stalls and street vendors is very cheap in Malaysia. You can often get a meal for under $4 but in a mid-range restaurant, it might be more like $10-20 dinner.
Taxis in the Philippines are inexpensive and are run on the meter. Journeys will cost anything from $1 to $10, depending on traffic.
Public transport is very cheap in Malaysia. Even long distance buses will usually cost under $40.
A dorm bed in a hostel costs between $4-$12 a night.
Air-con double rooms with a bathroom in a mid-range hotel will cost between $20 and $50 a night.
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