Bahasa Melayu, English, Chinese and Indian dialectsWeather:
Temperature between 22º - 32ºCCurrency:
Malaysian Ringgit (RM)Clothing:
Casual and informal for social occasions. Office and business suits are general attire for day-to-day work. Some restaurants might require jackets and ties for men and cocktail dresses for ladies. Batik is regarded as official wear.Tipping:
Not necessary as a 10% service charge in addition to 5% government tax is included in your billMajor Festivals:
Hari Raya Aidilfitri; Chinese New Year; Christmas; Deepavali; Thaipusam; Wesak Day; Hari Raya Aidiladha; Pesta Kaamatan (Harvest Festival)Business hours:
- Government business hours are from 8.00am till 4.15pm (Mon – Thurs); 8.00am till 4.15pm (Fri; lunch/prayer break at 12.15pm - 2.45pm).
- Private sector working hours are from 9.00am till 5.00pm (Mon – Fri)/ 9.00am till 1.00pm (Sat).
- Banking hours vary from bank to bank but are generally from 9.30am till 4.30pm (Mon – Fri).