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.
How does the transportation work? (Cabs,Ricshaws or etcs) I will be staying in a hotel near the well known Blue Mosque.
I am going there to visit..its only a short period 10 days.
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?
Inshallah hope all the brothers and sisters are in good health and the highest of Emaan.
Is anyone from Malaysia here? I am planning to go there soon so any advise will be helpful.
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
You are going to Malaysia???
my sister you will definately Malaysia
and cooool Malaysian people~Alhamduilllah!
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 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!
The beautiful cristal mosque in Malaysia's state(Terengganu) < been here too.
View of Kuala Lumpur(Malaysia)
Malaysia Vacation guide Link-->http://www.malaysiavacationguide.com/bluemosque.html
Ramadhan Kariim Al Mubarak To
you and your family
All My Family In Islam.
Nope not on my own with my hubby ...awe lol thank you very much for the offer but Inshallah once your house is finished and buit will come and stay over ... lol joking
So what else should I know...
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
Lol you're indeed very funny.. So tell me more about Malaysia...clothes,food, other accessories how r da cost?
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.
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