Malaysia Communication

Phone

Malaysia has four mobile telephone service providers, Maxis, DiGi, Celcom and U Mobile. Network connection in Malaysia is excellent. 3G (WCDMA), EDGE & HSPDA networks available in larger towns. International roaming onto these networks is possible if your operator allows it. When buying SIM card in Malaysia, tell the staff to unsubscribe all services as there are maybe some unwanted services came with your phone.

Language

The official language of Malaysia is Malaysian, a standardised form of the Malay language. English remains an active second language, Malaysian English, also known as Malaysian Standard English, is a form of English derived from British English. Malaysian English is widely used in business, along with Manglish, which is a colloquial form of English with heavy Malay, Chinese, and Tamil influences. Other south Asian languages are also widely spoken in Malaysia.

*useful phrases

Selamat Datang-Welcome

Selamat Tinggal-Goodbye

Selamat Jalan-Farewell

Khabar Kasih-I’m fine

sama sama-You’re welcome

maaf-Pardon me/excuse me

Selamat Pagi-Good Morning

Selamat Tenga Hari-Good Afternoon

Selamat Petang-Good Evening

Selamat Malam-Good night

Tolong Tunjukkan Saya-Please show me

Berapakah Harganya-What is its price?

Internet

Malaysia is one of the first countries in the world to offer 4G connectivity. Wi-Fi is usually available in hot spots in almost all restaurants and almost all fast-food outlets, shopping malls and City-wide wireless connections. Prepaid Internet cards are also available to access wireless broadband, in some cafes. Tourists usually pay RM1. 00 to RM5. 00 per hour for Internet services in a cybercafe. Internet connections offered in restaurants and cafes are usually free and more and more food outlets are offering this. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) also provides free Wi-Fi throughout the airport.