Malaysia Country Guide



Postal Services
Many international courier services like Fedex, DHL and UPS are available in the larger towns and cities. However, the main postal service provider is Pos Malaysia providing postal services to most countries in the world. Postage rates in Malaysia are cheap and generally reliable as well as trustworthy. When posting overseas, do not seal the box to allow for inspection in case illegal items are posted.

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Non-urgent letters and postcards can be dropped in postboxes inside the post offices or red postboxes found outside post offices and along the main roads. If there are two slots in a postbox use the one that says 'lain-lain' (others) for international post. Post offices open daily from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. except Saturday-Sunday and public holidays. In the states of Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu they are closed on Friday-Saturday and public holidays.

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Connecting to the internet in Malaysia is easily accessible in most cities and towns. It is one of the first countries in the world to offer 4G connectivity. Malaysia's internet service providers (ISP) offer affordable broadband services throughout Malaysia and available in many major hotels, internet cafes and some restaurants. Wireless broadband (WiFi) is available at restaurants, fast-food outlets and shopping malls with
hot spot coverage.

Customers usually pay MYR1.00 to MYR5.00 per hour for internet services at the cybercafes. Internet connections offered in the restaurants and cafes are usually free with more and more food outlets offering this service. These include all of Starbucks and Coffeebean, and some McDonald's and Subway outlets, and an increasing number of smaller places including local eateries.

Malaysian land line telephone numbers have either seven or eight digits. The country is also divided up into areas which have been assigned two or three digit area codes, which have to be dialed when calling from outside the area. The area codes are:

  • 03 - Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor
  • 04 - Kedah, Penang, Perlis
  • 05 - Perak
  • 06 - Malacca, Muar (Johor), Negeri Sembilan
  • 07 - Johor (except Muar)
  • 09 - Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu
  • 082 - Sarawak (Kuching and Samarahan)
  • 083 - Sarawak (Sri Aman and Betong)
  • 084 - Sarawak (Sarikei, Sibu and west Kapit)
  • 085 - Sarawak (Miri and Limbang)
  • 086 - Sarawak (Bintulu and Belaga)
  • 087 - Sabah (Interior Division)
  • 088 - Sabah (West Coast and Kudat Division)
  • 089 - Sabah (Sandakan and Tawau Division)

Malaysia also has four mobile telephone service providers i.e. Maxis, DiGi, Celcom and U Mobile which utilize 012, 013, 014, 016, 017, 018 and 019 codes. Network connection in Malaysia is excellent utilizing the GSM 900 and 1800 systems. 3G (WCDMA), EDGE & HSPDA networks are available in the larger towns. International roaming onto these networks is possible if your operator allows it.

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