Information & Facts
Bahasa Melayu is the national language, but English is
widely spoken and is the language of business. Cantonese, Hokkien
and Hakka are spoken by the Malaysias Chinese population and Tamil,
Malayalam and Hindi among the Indian population.
The Malaysian Ringit (MYR), also referred to as the Malaysian
Dollar, is divided into 100 sen. Malaysian banks charge in the
region of US$2-3 for foreign exchange transactions. Moneychangers
are generally quicker to deal with and do not charge commission;
their rates however are variable. Pounds or dollars are the easiest
to exchange. Travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks and some
hotels. All major credit cards are accepted at upmarket hotels,
shops and restaurants. ATMs are widely available.