East Malaysia

East Malaysia, Malaysia
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Attractions

Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit East Malaysia

Climate in Malaysia:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
14
12
15
17
13
10
11
11
13
16
20
16

Best time to visit East Malaysia:

Dry Season (December to February):

  • This is the best time to visit Malaysia in general. The weather is cooler and less humid, making it ideal for sightseeing, exploring cities, and enjoying outdoor activities.

Shoulder Seasons (March to April, October to November):

  • These months offer pleasant weather with occasional rain showers. It's a good time to visit, but some regions might still be affected by the tail end of the monsoon season.

Rainy Season (May to September):

  • This period is marked by heavy rainfall and higher humidity, especially on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and the west coast of Malaysian Borneo.
  • However, the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and parts of Borneo, including Sabah, experience drier weather during these months, making it a good time to visit these regions.

Money & Prices

Currency in Malaysia:

Malaysian ringgit (MYR)

How expensive is a trip to East Malaysia?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
2.70 USD
Fast food meal:
3.79 USD
Mid-range meal:
9.99 USD
Bottle of water:
0.35 USD
Soft drink:
0.71 USD
Cappuccino:
2.50 USD
Local Beer:
3.44 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.66 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.68 USD
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Malaysia general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V (officially, but in practice often 240 V), Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type G (British/Irish 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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