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Malaysian Ringgit

Visiting somewhere in Malaysia? We have you covered.

If you're planning a trip to Malaysia, it's important to have the right currency in hand to make the most of your travels. The local currency in Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), and it's widely accepted throughout the country. At Ramsdens, we offer competitive exchange rates and a range of currency services to help you get the most out of your trip.

Malaysia is a vibrant and diverse country with plenty to see and do. From stunning beaches to bustling cities and cultural landmarks, there's something for everyone in Malaysia. Some of the top attractions to consider visiting include the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves outside of the city, and the beautiful island of Langkawi. With Ramsdens' currency services, you can easily exchange your money for MYR and start exploring all that Malaysia has to offer.

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How far will my money go throughout Malaysia?

The cost of travelling in Malaysia can vary depending on a number of factors, including your itinerary, travel style, and preferences. However, here are some general estimates of the costs you can expect while travelling in Malaysia:

- Accommodation: Budget travellers can find guesthouses and hostels for as little as RM30-50 per night, while mid-range hotels and resorts usually start at around RM100-200 per night. Luxury hotels and resorts can cost RM500 or more per night.

- Food: Street food and local restaurants are the most affordable option, with meals starting at around RM5-10. For travellers who prefer to dine at Western-style restaurants, expect to pay around RM20-50 for a meal. High-end dining options can cost RM100 or more per meal.

- Transportation: Public transportation in Malaysia is generally affordable. One-way fares for buses and trains are usually less than RM5, while taxis and ride-hailing services like Grab can be more expensive, especially in urban areas.

- Attractions and activities: Admission fees to most tourist attractions are relatively low, with prices ranging from RM10-30 per person. Activities like island hopping or guided tours can be more expensive, with prices starting at around RM100 per person.


Overall, Malaysia can be a relatively affordable travel destination, especially for budget travellers who are willing to stay in basic accommodations and eat local food. With some careful planning, your money can go a long way in Malaysia.

Denominations

The Malaysian Ringgit, also known as MYR, is the currency of Malaysia. The denominations of Malaysian Ringgit in circulation are:

Coins: 5, 10, 20, and 50 sen coins

Banknotes: RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50, and RM100

Things to do while in Malaysia

Malaysia is a beautiful country in Southeast Asia that offers travellers a unique blend of vibrant cities, stunning natural beauty, and rich cultural experiences. One of the top attractions in Malaysia is the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, known for its iconic Petronas Twin Towers, bustling street markets, and delicious street food. Travellers can explore the city's rich history by visiting landmarks such as Merdeka Square and the Batu Caves, a Hindu temple located in a limestone cave.

Another must-visit destination in Malaysia is the stunning island of Langkawi, located on the northwest coast of Malaysia. Langkawi is known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush rainforests. Travellers can enjoy a range of activities, including snorkelling and diving, jungle trekking, and visiting the iconic Langkawi Sky Bridge, a pedestrian bridge that offers panoramic views of the island and the Andaman Sea.

For nature lovers, Taman Negara National Park is a must-visit destination. This pristine rainforest is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including elephants, tigers, and monkeys. Travellers can go on jungle treks, canopy walks, and river safaris to explore the beauty of the rainforest. The park also offers opportunities to experience the local culture by visiting indigenous villages and learning about their way of life.

Finally, foodies will love exploring the vibrant street food scene in Malaysia. With a mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian influences, Malaysian cuisine offers a unique blend of flavours and spices. Some must-try dishes include nasi lemak, a coconut rice dish served with spicy sambal sauce and fried anchovies, and char kway teow, a stir-fried noodle dish with prawns, cockles, and Chinese sausage. With its rich culture, stunning natural beauty, and delicious cuisine, Malaysia is a must-visit destination for any traveller.

When travelling to Malaysia, it is important to ensure that you have access to local currency to make your trip as smooth as possible. Ramsdens Currency offers a range of travel money options, including cash and prepaid currency cards, to help you make the most of your trip. With competitive exchange rates and a convenient online ordering process, Ramsdens Currency makes it easy to get the Malaysian ringgit you need for your travels. Plus, with over 150 stores across the UK, you can easily exchange currency before you go or during your trip if needed. Travel with peace of mind knowing you have the local currency you need, and enjoy your Malaysian adventure to the fullest.

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