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    Inshallah hope all the brothers and sisters are in good health and the highest of Emaan.

    Is anyone from Malaysia here? :hijabi: I am planning to go there soon so any advise will be helpful. :SMILY259:

    Jazzak-Allah Khairyan

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    :wasalam: sister

    I am not from Malaysia, but I was there a couple of months ago. I only saw Kuala Lumpur and stayed there for 6 days. I have to say I loved it. People are friendly, food and public transport is much cheaper compared to the UK and the weather is fantastic.

    One place in Kuala Lumpur to stay away form is Bukit Bintang. Many holiday makers go there, but the atmosphere is highly unislamic and many thieves. As I didnt know about it, I got robbed there off my £200. I was pleased my passport was safe as I was carying it with me.

    This is my view of Kuala Lumpur as a visitor, but for a better picture, hopefully someone local will give you more details on life in Malaysia.
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    Awe Mashalla'h...Jazzak-Allah Khairyan...will definitely be aware of those theives but I think you get them in every country. How does the transportation work? (Cabs,Ricshaws or etcs) I will be staying in a hotel near the well known Blue Mosque. :tti_sister:

    Thank you again :hijabi:

    :wasalam:
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    I am going there to visit..its only a short period 10 days.:SMILY259:

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    Wa'alaykummusalaam wa rahmatullah,

    I'm sorry to hear of what happened to Brother Bawar. And if you'd ask me, I would pretty much avoid Bukit Bintang because as you've rightly said, the atmosphere there is very un-islamic, you see many foreigners [very few Malaysians] and sometimes it feels like you're not in Malaysia but in Italy. Lol.

    Well, the transports are OK even though not as good as in Japan or Singapore. At peak hours such as in the morning and evening [when people go and come back from work], you might want to avoid buses, it'll be as pack as a sardine can. The taxi is quite affordable [but more expensive than the bus, of course] but just make sure the taxi driver is using the meter scale. It starts with RM2.

    Yes, we have trains to go around in the inter-city; LRT, Star, Monorail. We also have trains from the airport that go straight to the heart of the city center; KLIA Transit/KLIA Express. So you might want to take that train once when you've arrived and ready to get back.

    Whenever you are at the malls where its pack with people, make sure to secure your belongings [wallet, money, passport] to avoid any unwanted situations - you know what I mean. Just to be on the safe side.

    I'm not sure if I've been as much help but if you have any questions, you can ask specifically.

    You'll be staying in Shah Alam, are you?

    Was-salaam.
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    If the blue mosque refers to the Sultan Salahudin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque ,i believe your hotel will be somewhere in Shah Alam right?
    i've been there a couple of times.One of the largest mosques in South-east Asia, and has the capacity to accommodate up to 24,000 worshippers at any one time.

    Are u going alone?family?tour group?
    when is the exact date?
    i'm a malaysian and can try to find sisters that can greet and facilitate u in every way necessary when u get here insya allah.
    Too bad i'm not a sister or i'll insist u to come live at my house(wait, i dont have a house yet), so for muslim brothers out there ...contact me if u come here
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    maybe you yourself can greet her first hand
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    Visit Malaysia.

    ~~~
    Assalamu'alaikum!

    Masha'allah!
    You are going to Malaysia???
    Masha'allah!
    Fear not,
    my sister you will definately :SMILY252:Malaysia
    and cooool Malaysian people~Alhamduilllah!

    Malaysia,
    has one of the toppest ranking in the world
    for friendly and helpful people~Masha'allah!

    As Malaysia is a muslim country,(but respect some other religion practice )
    you will definately
    fall in :SMILY252::SMILY252::SMILY252: with Malaysia,
    The vast choice of halal foods and restaurants.
    The super shops,shops and more shopping,
    The beautiful advance city and country of Malaysia,
    you will come back for more~Insya'allah!
    Been there and speaking on behalf of my experience.

    Theving did not only happen abroad but even in our country.

    ~May Allah swt help and guide you~Amin!


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    The beautiful cristal mosque in Malaysia's state(Terengganu) < been here too.

    View of Kuala Lumpur(Malaysia)
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    you and your family
    And To
    All My Family In Islam.
    Take Care!
    ~Wassalam
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    Yes I will be staying at the Shah Alam Inshalla'h Its just I was slightly concerned how would get to the hotel..was planning to get a cab.. How much would that cost converted to gbp? Jzk for all your advice.

    UOTE=Aisya al-Humaira;519480]Wa'alaykummusalaam wa rahmatullah,

    I'm sorry to hear of what happened to Brother Bawar. And if you'd ask me, I would pretty much avoid Bukit Bintang beause as you've rigly said, the atmosphere there is very un-islamic, you see many foreigners [very few Malaysians] and sometimes it feels like you're not in Malaysia but in Italy. Lol.



    Well, the transports are OK even though not as good as in Japan or Singapore. At peak hours such as in the morning and evening [when people go and come back from work], you might want to avoid buses, it'll be as pack as a sardine can. The taxi is quite affordable [but more expensive than the bus, of course] but just make sure the taxi driver is using the meter scale. It starts with RM2.

    Yes, we have trains to go around in the inter-city; LRT, Star, Monorail. We also have trains from the airport that go straight to the heart of the city center; KLIA Transit/KLIA Express. So you might want to take that train once when you've arrived and ready to get back.

    Whenever you are at the malls where its pack with people, make sure to secure your belongings [wallet, money, passport] to avoid any unwanted situations - you know what I mean. Just to be on the safe side.

    I'm not sure if I've been as much help but if you have any questions, you can ask specifically.

    You'll be staying in Shah Alam, are you?

    Was-salaam.[/QUOTE]
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    Nope not on my own with my hubby :SMILY259: ...awe lol thank you very much for the offer but Inshallah once your house is finished and buit will come and stay over ...:hijabi: lol joking

    So what else should I know...

    :wasalam:
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    Wow Mashallah I want to go there...so beautiful...Jzk for your advice.

    :wasalam::hijabi:
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    1 Malaysian ringgit = 0.204357918 British pounds
    Latest Exchange Rates: 1 Pound Sterling = 4.90209 Malaysian Ringgit

    So, 500 GBP = 2,451.05 MYR
    if you really bring 500GBP , you already have more cash than i do
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    Lol you're indeed very funny.. So tell me more about Malaysia...clothes,food, other accessories how r da cost?
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    I dont mean to be funny , O Allah Forgive me.:astag:

    i'm not really a shopping kinda guy....rarely buy clothes or accessories...so cant say much about it especially female stuffs. But rule no 1 for shopping that i know is never to do it at the airport unless that you are so rich that you dont know what to do with your money
    Maybe you can get yourself a 'baju kurung'(google image it urself) and 'baju melayu' for your husband.

    Malaysian food is too many....i dont know where to start...but i do know that eating in hotel is not the best place to do so. There are only about 7 hotels in Shah Alam that are certified with local islamic authorities Halal Certificate and only 3 of them from Jakim(official Government Islamic authority)
    And only 116 hotels and resorts so far in malaysia (among thousands) that have JAKIM Halal Certificate.
    The best place for tourist to start trying our food is at either PASAR MALAM or PASAR TANI and you'll at most(not at least) know 9-10% of our food insha Allah
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    Assalamualaikum

    Sorry I've not much to comment but if I were to migrate to anywhere, Malaysia is one of my choices. I love Malaysia!
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    Sister Zarah,

    The food are all halaal, inshaa Allaah, so long that you go to a Malay's restaurants or Indian Muslim/Mamak's restaurants.

    If you want to find cheap clothes, you'll have to know the stalls. Masjid India [Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman] in Kuala Lumpur or in Downtown, KL have cheap clothes but since it is almost Eid now, I'm not sure if you can walk properly on the streets there. There will sure be loaaads of people you can barely squeeze in!

    The brother above mentioned about night stall [Pasar Malam] where you can find almost anywhere. Since its Ramadhaan now, we call it as Bazaar Ramadhaan. You can find lots of traditional food [some of our food are very sweet] so try to taste some of it :)

    Accessories; basically you can try to look at Masjid India too or Petaling Street. Or go to any shopping malls [mind you even the huge shopping malls are packed with people nowadays!] and you'll easily find any scarfs, long-sleeve clothes.

    As for me, I personally buy my scarfs and clothes [baju kurung is the traditional clothes for woman] back at my village, Kelantan. It is sometimes 2x cheaper than in KL. Besides, you can find many "big scarfs" here compared to in the city. So yes, of course I'd suggest you to visit Kelantan if you have the time, inshaa Allaah. :)

    Btw, when are you coming here? After Eid?

    Well, I hope that you'll have an enjoyable time here and get to meet the nice people around, inshaa Allaah.

    :wasalam:
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    if you go from KLIA to the Blue Mosque itself ,its 48.2km and the fastest time that a good cab can drive you there is insha allah 39minutes according to Google Map. if that's the case , the fare would be around rm50 at most (50 MYR = 10.18 GBP) but considering your tourist status....you might as well expect/prepare more like rm100(100 MYR = 20.36 GBP)

    If you can give me the name of the exact hotel ...insha allah i can try to pinpoint the exact cost.
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    wa'alaikumsalam :)

    i'm 'jiran' of you sis, Indonesia :)

    wa iyyaki :)
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    if u want to see a rickshaw.... Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur is a no no :)
    Both are a very modern city

    If u want to experience a more traditional Malaysia.... do visit Perak and Kelantan.


    nb- Kelantan is a must ( btw , i'm from Perak )
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    Awe sorry didnt mean to laugh I think I just got the wrong end of the stick. Jzk appreciate all your advise.

    :wasalam:
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