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Malaysia Travel warnings

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Malaysia

Malaysia has been making huge strides in recent years to boost awareness of its potential for tourism. Located between Thailand to the north and Singapore and Indonesia to the south, Malaysia represents different things

Crime and Scams - Malaysia

Malaysia is considered low risk when it comes to scams on tourists, although petty theft is still quite high. Why tempt fate with that bag hanging off your shoulder while exploring the cities or slums of Malaysia?Here a

Monkey Business

The monkeys of Malaysia have always had their way of keeping tourists amazed. They are cute, friendly-looking mischievous mammals that put on routine productions for travellers, whether they intend to or not. Everyone t

Pirates & Kidnapping in Malaysia

Piracy is a problem in Malaysia - and we're not talking about a few fake Rolex's and a new release DVD which was actually captured on a mobile phone by a bloke in row 5! We mean bandits in boats who want you for the ran

Malaysia Tweets

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almost 4 years ago

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over 5 years ago

Thousands evacuated as floods hit Malaysia - http://ow.ly/YAEM

over 6 years ago

Protests planned in Malaysia over controversial court ruling - http://ow.ly/TJdW

over 6 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Malaysia

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Malaria

    There is considerable risk of malaria and prophylaxis is recommended. The choice is between Malarone , Doxycycline  or Lariam . Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further. 

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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Safe to travel to eastern Sabah region of Malaysia next week?

I posted this travel alert about exactly where you're going the other day... http://safety.worldnomads.com/sabah-kidnap-warning-travel-alert#axzz2mvOA3tR7 Th... read more »
over 2 years ago

Is it safe to travel to the area near Mt. Kinabula in Borneo Malaysia right now? If so and I would like to climb it,where should I stay?

Wouldn't you know it, the day after I answered this the warnings were downgraded! some good news! As of July 24th 2013 Australia's foreign office is NO LONGE... read more »
about 3 years ago

is it safe to travel to sandakan in borneo?

some good news! As of July 24th 2013 Australia's foreign office is NO LONGER warning against all travel to Eastern Sabah. Other foreign government's will mos... read more »
about 3 years ago

Is it safe to travel to Sipadan Island in Eastern Sabah for diving? The Australian Government are warning of kidnapping attempts.

some good news! As of July 24th 2013 Australia's foreign office is NO LONGER warning against all travel to Eastern Sabah. Other foreign government's will mos... read more »
about 3 years ago

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