History of Taiping

Accommodation

Sightseeing

Transportation

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

Weather

Weather

Taiping is also famous for its rainfalls for being the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia even on the driest month which is in June. The average annual rainfallis about 3,000mm in Taiping while the peninsular's average is 2,000mm - 2,500mm. Its unusual rainfall has also led to a fertile collection of floar and century-old rain trees in the Taiping Lake Gardens.

Resource Link:
https://www.ventusky.com/


Time Zone

The Malaysian time zone is 8 hours ahead of GMT (+8GMT).

Resource Link:
https://www.timeanddate.com/

Time Zone

Currency

Currency

Malaysia's currency unit is divided into two. The term Ringgit Malaysia (RM) is used to refer to paper money. The denominations are RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and RM100. Whereas coins are defined as sen (cents). The denominations are 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen.

Samples of Ringgit Malaysia Notes:
1. Current Version of Notes and Coins
https://www.bnm.gov.my/ (Sample of Notes)
https://www.bnm.gov.my/ (Sample of Coins)
2. Old Version of Notes and Coins
https://www.bnm.gov.my/

Resource Link of Currency Rate:
https://www.xe.com/
https://www.bnm.gov.my/


Visas and Passports

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry. Visa requirements vary from time to time, so it is best to check with the Malaysian embassy or consulate or the Immigration Department website.

Resource Link:
https://www.imi.gov.my/

Visas and Passports

Hotel

Hotel

Be sure to have your hotel bookings printed. Booking a hotel in Taiping is easy,but if you are travelling during peak periods you may want to book in advance to avoid dissapointments. When booking a stay, be sure to check how far is it from the places you want to visit. Check if your hotel provides free WiFi. Most hotels provide free WiFi for their guests. But in case they don’t you will need to purchase a phone line with a data plan. There's a myriad of budget to 5-star hotels to choose in Taiping.


Internet

If you do not plan to switch on your roaming while you are travelling to Taiping, fret not as most hotels give you access to their wifi. Whilst most cafés in Taiping provides free Wifi with the purchase of a drink or food. It is also advisable to buy a pre-paid sim card with a data plan to make things easier when you are on the go.

Internet

Clothing

Clothing

Since the rain in Taiping is pretty unpredictable, it is best to pack clothes that are light and airy.


Comfortable Footwear

If you’re planning to go hiking, make sure you have your hiking shoes. Also, don’t forget to pack an extra pair of sandal for your normal walking.

Comfortable Footwear

Sunscreen

Sunscreen

Make sure to pack in your sunscreen, especially if you don’t want to be sunburnt. The sun can be scorching hot at times.


Rain Gear

Since the rain can be pretty unpredictable in Taiping, don’t forget to pack your raincoat or a travel-sized umbrella. You don’t want to be soaked to your skin if it rains suddenly.

Rain Gear

Medicine

Medicine

DO NOT forget to pack your prescription tablets and any other medicines that you think you might need in case you fall sick.


Dialling Prefixes

Each city has its unique area code for landlines. 05 is Taiping’s area code followed by the eight-digit number when you call from your mobile phone. Example: 05-12345678 Whereas, every call to a mobile phone requires a three-digit prefix (Maxis = 012, Celcom = 019, DiGi = 016), followed by the seven-digit subscriber number. Example: 012-123 4567

Resource Link:
https://dialcode.org/

Dialling Prefixes

Prepaid Sim Cards

Prepaid Sim Cards

Malaysia mobile phones use the GSM network, if your phone has a roaming facility, it will automatically hook-up to a local network. Otherwise, prepaid sim cards can be purchased starting at RM20 for registration and talk time. The three main phone providers in Malaysia are Maxis, Celcom and DiGi. Buying pre-paid sim cards is easy since you can find kiosks selling pre-paid sim cards almost everywhere.

Three Main Phone Providers:
1. Maxis / Hotlink
2. Celcom
3. Digi

Other Phone Providers:
1. U Mobile
2. Tune Talk
3. Unifi
4. Yes
5. redONE
6. MCalls
7. Yoodo
8. XOX


Emergency Numbers

Police/Ambulance: 999 (112 from a mobile phone)
Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba): 994 (112 from a mobile phone)
Civil Defence Tel: 991

Resource Link:
https://wospace.com.my/

Emergency Numbers

currency

Exchanging Money

Exchanging money in Malaysia is relatively easy as you can find money changers easily. If you want to withdraw money, make sure your home bank ATM card is supported by banks in Malaysia. Also, bear in mind that your home bank can charge an overseas withdrawal fee. You may also realise that the Malaysian ATM adds its own fee. Ask your home bank before you leave what charges will be added-and check the ATM notices to understand any extra charges. Most places in Perak accept debit/credit cards, just be sure to notify your home bank about your trip to avoid your transactions being barred and your card getting blocked.

Resource Link:
https://mtradeasia.com/

List of exchange money shops and companies that provided by Bank Negara Malaysia:
https://www.bnm.gov.my/ (Last update on 23.June.2021)