Car hires in Malaysia: practical information
Where to rent a car in Malaysia
Is South-East Asia calling? Why not head to Malaysia? It's a perfect mix of super-modern cities and the wildness of Asia that keeps holiday makers from Europe coming back for more. Whether you stay in Kuala Lumpur or explore the rest of Malaysia, a car hire for your trip comes highly recommended. Most visitors will arrive via Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the perfect place to pick up your cheap Malaysia car hire.
You will also be able to pick up a discount car hire in Malaysian cities. KL has plenty of options, as do larger tourist places like George Town, Johor Bahru and Kuching. To make sure you get the best price, always compare the offers using a car hire search tool like liligo.com.
Driving in Malaysia: parking and other tips
Road conditions in Malaysia are very good with an excellent highway system, great for getting to Singapore quickly. Tolls are only paid on the west coast expressway which runs from the Thai border to Singapore. The east coast highways are far less developed and therefore take longer to travel. Malaysian drivers are far better tempered than in other countries in this area of Asia. Traffic drives on the left-hand side of the road, just like at home in the UK.
While it's easy to get around big cities without a rent car in Malaysia, it's almost impossible to explore the countryside and larger islands without one. Take care when parking your economy car hire in Malaysia. It's best to have a hotel that offers parking to its guests.
Road trips in Malaysia: what to do, what to see
Malaysia has some fantastic beaches to enjoy while you're on your Malaysia holidays. The Perhentian Islands are a small group of islands surrounded by coral reef off the north-eastern side of the country, in the region of Terengganu. Due to monsoons, the only time to visit is between March and October. Once you're there, enjoy the island paradise and spend your days snorkelling, SCUBA diving or jungle trekking.
KL is super modern, just check out that skyline! The famous Patronas Twin Towers are worth a visit just for the views. The old British colonial buildings are also worth seeing in the city centre. Chinatown is a buzzing place to shop and eat, just remember to negotiate the prices. KL is known around Asia as being the place to shop and eat… there are 66 shopping malls here! The most famous is Suria KLCC, located right beneath the Twin Towers.
So the way to your heart is through your stomach? Visit Penang, a city famous for its great food. This city is the meeting place of so many delicious cultures: Chinese, Indian, Malay and Thai. Try the local specialties like Char Koay Teow, Laksa or Nasi Kandar. If you really want to taste the best of what this island has to offer, ask some locals. Be adventurous but also check the sanitation of the stall before you order. The beaches here are also pretty good.