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What to spend your Ringgit on

  • 24 hour ticket for the Hop On Hop Off bus in Kuala Lumpur

    45 MYR

  • Admission to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

    48 MYR

  • A soft drink in a restaurant

    3.5 MYR

  • Taxi from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Kuala Lumpur city centre

    63 MYR

  • Entrance to the Petronas Twin Towers

    80 MYR

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Must-sees in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Forest
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • The cosmopolitan city of Kuala Lumpur is modern and vibrant, as well as being home to Malaysia’s National Mosque. Take a look around the Batu Caves too, while you’re here.
Temple George Town Malaysian
  • George Town
  • George Town is home to some spectacular architecture, including the Kek Lok Si Temple and the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. For a more modern cultural experience, check out the Camera Museum.

The history of the ringgit

The names ‘ringgit’ and ‘sen’ were officially given to the Malaysian currency in 1975, replacing the terms ‘dollar’ and ‘cent’ respectively, but you might find this terminology is still used in some rural parts of the country. There are 100 sen to every ringgit, and these are found in coin form. The most common coins are to the value of 5, 10, 20 and 50 sen.

Unusually, it is really not expected that visitors will leave a tip in Malaysia. A service charge may be added to your restaurant bill, but apart from that, customers are generally not expected to leave tips.

Frequently used banknotes

The current series of banknotes includes notes to the value of 1 (blue), 5 (green), 10 (red), 20 (orange), 50 (blue and green) and 100 (purple) ringgit. Singapore dollars are accepted in many of the larger cities, along with most major credit cards.

Buying Malaysian ringgit online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £500

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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