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What is the best time to visit Malaysia?

The best time to visit Malaysia varies depending on the region, as the country is split into two main areas: Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo. Here are some travel tips for your Malayasia tour.

Malaysia is hot and humid for most of the year, and interspersed with tropical rain showers. The monsoon season on the East Coast is between November and February, which is at the same time when the west coast experiences sunny and dry weather. Conversely, the wettest months on the west coast are April to October, which are the driest months on the east coast.

The best time to visit Malaysia:

  • Peninsular Malaysia (East Coast) i.e. Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Langkawi, Taman Negara: June to September is ideal, but March to May and October are also moderately good months to go.
  • Borneo: May to September; February to April, and October to November are also moderately good months to go.

What to Pack

For those going to Sandakan (Sakau/Abai) or Lahad Datu (Danum Valley / Tabin), please bring along swimwear, binocular, towels, sun block, personal toiletries, insect repellent, torchlight, hat, leech sock, walking shoes and a raincoat or umbrella. For Kuching, Mulu, and Kota Kinabalu – sun block lotion, insect repellent, hat and walking shoes. For other regions use good walking shoes and comfortable cotton T-shirts with long or short pants. The weather in Malaysia is hot and humid all year round, interspersed with tropical rain showers. The wet season on the east coast is between November and February, which is when the west coast experiences sunny, dry weather. Conversely, the wettest months on the west coast are April to October, which are the driest months on the east coast.

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