Shah Alam

Shah Alam, Malaysia
by Ezry Abdul Rahman from Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Climate & Best time to visit Shah Alam

Climate in Shah Alam:

Best time to visit Shah Alam:

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 Shah Alam?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
2.04 USD
Fast food meal:
3.43 USD
Mid-range meal:
8.86 USD
Bottle of water:
0.28 USD
Soft drink:
0.65 USD
2.72 USD
Local Beer:
3.84 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.43 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.31 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Malaysia general information:

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

Visa & Travel Requirements

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