The new KL International Airport (KLIA) cat Sepang, 12 km
from the city. and high tech, reflecting Malaysia's 2020 vision,
it has lots of restaurants, shops, banks and such like A helpful
Tourism Malaysia desk dishes out lots of pamphlets on KL and
beyond the old airport at Subang confusingly similar to sepang),
24km southwest of KL, is still used for some domestic departures
such as AirAsia. For details of other international airport
such as Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, see relevant sections.
Airport departure tax is RM5 for domestic flights, and RM40
for all other countries
Tourism Malaysia (headquarters), 24-27 Flr, Menara Uato Onn,
Pinto World trade Centre,45,J1n Tun ismai1,50480 kuala Lumpur
T03-2935188, F03-2935884 There is an Information centre on
level two of the Putra World Trade centre (in the convention
centre). For practical advice, visitors are better advised
to contact Malaysian tourist Information centre (MATIC), 109
Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur T242939 there are several other tourist
information bureaux in KL and regional tourism offices in
stare capitals, all of which. are reasonably efficient.
Tourism Malaysia has a tourist information bureau in most
large town it is very efficient and can supply further detail
and tourist sights advise on intineraries, help place bookings
for travel and cultural events and provide updated information
on hotels, restaurants and air, food, sail, sea and river
transport timetables and price if there is no tourism Malaysia
office in a town, travel agents are usually helpful.
Clothing, Malaysians dress for the heat Clothes are light
cool and casual most of the time but also fairly smart. Some
establishments, mainly exclusive restaurants, require a long-sleeved
shirt with tie or local batik shirt and do not allow shorts
in the evening those visiting the Cameron highlands or other
upland areas are advised to bring a light sweater for jungle
treks, a waterproof is advisable, as are canvas jungle booth
with dry faster than leather . Although many Malaysian business
people have adopted the western jacket and tie for formal
occasions, the batik shirt or baju is the traditional formal
wear for men while women wear the graceful sarung kebaya.
manners - as learned from a princess
In Modern cosmopolitan Malaysia, traditional custom and cultural
e alive and well and rigorously adhered to. In Malaysia's
welting pot Malaysia, Chinese, Indians and expatriates have
discovered that cross-cultural etiquette and the art of obliging
another sense of decorum is the essence of racial harmony.
The trouble is that for many visitors Malaysian-style faux
pas is one of life inevitabilities. Or it was, Dartin Noor
Aini Syed Amir published her pratical handbook to Malaysian
customs and etiquette in 1991. As a Malay orince5s, Malaysia's
Miss Manners - while the Malays are very and forgiving with
foreigners Malay faux pas, those who do blunders will be highly
respected, the Datin says.
He catch all advice to visitors is to apology in advance to
the person you may offend For those who forget to absolve
themselves before they ,if observations cover every conceivable
situation mat sallehs-the local nikname for foreigners -might
find When eating with chopstick in warns Datin Noor avoid
crossing them and never stick them vertically into your ricebowl
so they resemble loss sticks.
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