Travel Information

Bhutanese citizens travelling to Malaysia

Citizens of Bhutan that are travelling to Malaysia need to apply for an e-visa online before travelling.

What to expect in Malaysia

🤝 friendly locals
inexpensive cost of living
⚡ Above average wifi
⛅ warm weather
👯‍♂️ good for parties
safe neighbourhoods

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

Popular ride-hailing services include


Exchange Rates

The primary currency is MYR.

1 BTN = 0.058913 MYR

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $2.45 USD.

Visa Status

An E-Visa can filled out and submitted online before travel.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Malaysia. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you'll be denied entry to Malaysia from 18 till 31 March 2020. Non-essential government services and businesses, and all education and religious institutions will be closed. This period may be extended, and restrictions could change at short notice. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Malaysia.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Malaysia. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (3.82 / 5)
Safety (3.53 / 5)
Cost of Living (5.00 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$23.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$2.45 USD

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Popular Cities in Malaysia

George Town


Johor Bahru

Kota Kinabalu

Kuala Lumpur