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Climate / Temperatures / Rainfall

The tropical climate in Kuala Lumpur makes the weather hot and warm all-year round with temperatures between 28 and 33 degrees centigrade. Rain occurs occasionally throughout the year.

Currency

MYR called Ringgit is the official currency of Malaysia.
1 USD = 4.29 MYR (on 21st August, 2017)

Electrical Current

The electrical current is between 220 and 240 volts.

Language

The official and national language of Malaysia is Bahasa Melayu. English is widely understood and spoken, as it is a compulsory subject taught in schools. While English is considered the working language in offices and businesses, Chinese dialects (primarily Cantonese and Mandarin) and Tamil are also widely understood and spoken in KL.

Drinking Water

Tap water in Kuala Lumpur is not safe. Recommend to ordering sealed bottles instead, which are available everywhere at low prices.