Malaysia Shopping, Embassy and Communication

By | May 6, 2022



The official language is Malay (Bahasa Melayu). English is the lingua franca and language of education. Various Chinese dialects, Tamil and other Indian languages ​​are also spoken.


Eight = lapan eighty = lapan puluh exit = keluar beer = bir, arak please = tolong thanks = terima kasih tuesday = hari selasa doctor = doktor thursday = hari khamis three = tiga thirty = tiga puluh entrance = masuk one hundred = seratus one = satu one thousand = seribu friday = hari jumaat five = lima fifty = lima puluh danger = bahaya closed = tutup hello = hello today = hari ini hotel = hotel i feel sick = saya sakit. I don’t understand this = Saya tidak faha. Yes = Ya My name is …… = …Saya nama adalah … Wednesday = hari Rabu Monday = hari Isnin Morning = Esok No = Tidak Nine = sembilan Ninety = sembilan puluh Open = buka Restaurant = restoran Saturday = hari Sabu Six = enam Sixty = enam puluh seven = tujuh seventy = tujuh puluh Sunday = hari Ahad menu = menu Do you speak German/English? = Kamu boleh bercakap Jerman/English? toilet = tandas four = empat forty = empat puluh wine = wain how are you? = Apa khabar? (literally: What’s the news?; is answered with Khabar baik – The news is good. ) How much is it? = Berapa itu? Where is … ? = Di mana …? Ten = sepuluh Twenty = dua puluh Two = dua

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

02/01/2022 Chinese New Years Festival

02/01/2022 national holiday

05/01/2022 Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/15/2022 Vesakh Day (Buddha’s Birthday)

06/04/2022 birthday of the king

07/10/2022 Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)

07/30/2022 Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)

08/31/2022 Merdeka Day (National Holiday)

10/09/2022 Milad un Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad)

10/24/2022 Deepavali (Festival of Lights)

12/25/2022 Christmas


(a) If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the next working day becomes a public holiday.

(b) In addition, there are several regional holidays. The Malaysia Tourist Board can provide more information.

(c) The dates given for Islamic holidays are calculated according to the lunar calendar and therefore shift from year to year.

During the fasting month of Ramadan, which precedes the festival of Hari Raya Puasa, Muslims are forbidden from eating, drinking or smoking from sunrise to sunset, causing disruptions or deviations in the normal course of business (including reduced opening hours of shops and authorities) and therefore there may be restrictions for travelers.

Many restaurants outside the hotels are closed during the day, and the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is restricted or e.g. T. even strictly forbidden, even for non-Muslim vacationers. In hotel complexes it must be taken into account that meals and drinks during Ramadan may only be taken in the hotel restaurant or in the room.

Travelers should expect increased sensitivity in religious matters as well as in respect of Islamic traditions.

Some interruptions may also occur during Hari Raya Puasa. This festival, like the Hari Raya Qurban, is indefinite and can last from 2-10 days depending on the region.

(d) Hindu festivals are determined by local astronomical observations, so only the month can be given.

Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into Malaysia duty-free (persons aged 18 and over who will be in Malaysia for at least 72 hours): 200 cigarettes or mixed tobacco products up to 225 g; 1 liter spirits, wine or liqueur; 3 pieces of newly purchased clothing; 1 pair of new shoes; one of each battery-operated or electric personal care device; dutiable food up to a total value of MYR 75; Gifts up to a total value of MYR 400 (MYR 500 if the items are from Langkawi or Labuan).

Import regulations

To ensure speedy customs clearance, a medical certificate in English is recommended for the import of syringes, needles and medication. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

Valuables must be declared and security may have to be deposited (usually 50% of the value of the goods, ask for a receipt). The importation of goods from Israel, South Africa and Haiti is prohibited, as is the importation of counterfeit money, printed offensive or pornographic material and images defaming the Koran. The death penalty applies to importing and trading in drugs (even in small amounts). Contact Malaysia Customs for more information.

Contact addresses

Consulate General of Malaysia

Consulates in Basel and Zurich.

International Cointrin Centre, Route de Pré-Bois 20, CP 1834
Genève 15 Aéroport
+41 (0)22 710 75 00. Embassy of Malaysia
Jungfraustrasse 1
+41 (0)31 350 47 00. home

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

Embassy of Malaysia
Floridsdorfer Hauptstrasse 1-7, Florido Tower, 24th floor
+43 (0)1 505 10 42.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular section: Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00.

Embassy of Malaysia

Consulate General in Frankfurt/M. Honorary general consulates in Boeblingen near Stuttgart and Hamburg.

Klingelhöferstrasse 6
+49 (0)30 885 74 90.

Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Consular section: Mon-Fri 09.00-12.30.


Business etiquette

Suits or safari suits are appropriate attire for business meetings. Most Malaysians are Muslims and religious customs and customs should be respected. Punctuality is expected and it is customary to make appointments in advance and use business cards.

Opening hours

Business hours: Generally Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00 with lunch break between 12.00-14.00, Sat 09.00-13.00. Authorities Mon-Fri 08.30-16.30.

Business contacts

Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC) Lot 20-01, Level 20, Menara Hap Seng 2, Plaza Hap Seng, No. 1 Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Postal address: PO Box 11683, MY-50754 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel. +60 (0)3 92 35 18 00. Website: Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) C-08-08, Plaza Mont Kiara, 2 Jalan Kiara, Mont’ Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel. +60 (0)3 62 01 77 08. Website: National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM) Menara Matrade, Jalan Khidmat Usaha, Off Jalan Duta, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel. +60 (0)3 62 04 98 11. Website: Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) MIDA Sentral, no. 5,



According to, the country code for Malaysia is 0060. There are a few public payphones left in Malaysia, but they are not always operational. With a bit of luck, you can find public telephones on the streets, in supermarkets, in various shops and shopping centers, in kiosks and in post offices, as well as in train stations. They are mostly used with coins and prepaid cards, which are sold in many shops and also at gas stations. Emergency Numbers: Police and Ambulance: 999, Fire Department: 994. Kuala Lumpur Tourist Police: (03) 21 66 83 22.

Mobile phone

900/1800, 3G (2100) and 4G (LTE, 1800/2600). Cellular carriers include Telekom Malaysia, Guna CELCOM, DiGi (GSM 1800) and Maxis (GSM 900). International roaming agreements exist. It may be worth buying prepaid SIM cards and cheap mobile phones locally.


Main providers include Telekom Malaysia and Maxis. There are numerous Internet cafes, especially in the larger cities. Major cities, hotels and hostels, chain cafes, restaurants, fast food restaurants, shopping malls and Kuala Lumpur International Airport all offer free public WiFi. Internet censorship: Freedom of expression is partially restricted in Malaysia. Anyone who posts on social media platforms in Malaysia should bear in mind, among other things, that Malaysia is a Muslim country in which Sharia applies to Muslims in the area of ​​family law, in which long prison sentences, caning or the death penalty can be imposed for drug-related offenses,

Post office

Post offices are located in the business districts of most cities and are open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm. There is an online location search for mailboxes.

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