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A tragedy strike when a lady neglected the responsibility that was entrusted to her. She had forgotten to nurse her "newborn", and consequently caused death. The death report flashed across the globe, and the entire world mourns upon the lady's deceased "newborn".
The memorial service was attended by many people from all walks of life, coming to pay their last respect to the lost heir. During the funeral, everybody harshly condemns the lady for her negligence. The deceased "newborn" was laid to rest under a huge tree, the one and only big tree that existed on earth at present moment.
In the final twist to conclusion, it was then revealed that the "newborn" is actually a seedling, a young tree.
A reflection of true reality that in the coming future, mankind will grieve over the loss of a seedling, which at present time are generally ignored and unappreciated
Loss of trees is a significant factor contributing to global warming.
Here are some general travel tips to help you prepare for your trip.
As a rule, tipping isn't practiced in Malaysia. While tips may be accepted at some upper-tier resorts and hotels, tipping taxi drivers or waiters is not common or expected.
Tap water should not be drunk - bottled water is cheap and readily available almost everywhere.
Be sure to bring mosquito repellent and sunscreen. See our health tips section for more details.
Malaysian electrical outlets utilise the same three flat-pronged plugs as Britain and operate at 240v/50Hz. You'll need to bring a converter to charge/power your electronics.
All prices displayed will be in ringgit (RM). While the term "dollar" is still occasionally used as an English translation of "ringgit" (the ringgit was officially called the dollar before 1975 and may still be casually referred to as such), do not be fooled by any claims that prices are displayed in American or Australian dollars.
Shoes should always be removed before entering homes as a guest.
Vegetarian options are available at most restaurants in Malaysia, although diners should be aware of belacan (or "belachan"), a shrimp paste which is used in many dishes throughout the country
Dishes with "no meat" may still contain animal ingredients in sauces. Restaurants which serve Indian and mamak food may offer the best choices. See Veggie Malaysia for more tips and vegetarian restaurant listings.
Bootlegged clothing, accessories and electronic media are quite common at markets. While gray market buying and selling is tolerated in Malaysia, do not be duped into thinking that you are purchasing authentic, licensed merchandise.
Social mores are more conservative in Eastern Malaysia. Conspicuous consumption of alcohol and immodest clothing may be frowned upon, especially in more remote and rural areas.
Being an Islamic country, homosexuality is still a taboo subject in Malaysia. Gay travelers are advised to consult Utopia Asia for more information.
Drug trafficking can be punishable by death in Malaysia. Don't even think about it.
In order to enter Malaysia, visitors must have a national passport or other internationally recognized travel documents with an expiry date at least 6 months beyond the date of entry in Malaysia. All passports and travel documents must be endorsed for traveling in Malaysia.
Most visitors will not require visas to enter Malaysia, but this is dependent upon how long you will be in the country and your country of origin. Check the rules for various countries listed below to determine if you will require a visa.
A valid passport or other travel documents recognized by the Malaysian government is required of all visitors. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of entry, and any other travel documents should be endorsed with a valid re-entry permit.
Most visitors do not require a visa to enter Malaysia if their stay will be one month or less in duration and the purpose of the visit is business or social (see below for more detailed requirements).
However, visas are required at all times by nationals of the following countries:Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China (PR), India, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam. Nationals of these countries, except Nigeria, may be granted entry without a visa if they will be in Malaysia for less than 72 hours and are in possession of a confirmed forwarding airline ticket to a third country before arriving.
Visas are not required by the following for social or business visits:
Nationals of EU countries for stays of up to 3 months (except nationals of Ireland for stays of up to 2 months and nationals of Greece and Portugal for stays of up to 1 month).
Nationals of Commonwealth countries (except nationals of those countries mentioned above who do require a visa) for stays of up to 1 month; nationals of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa for up to 3 months.
Nationals of Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep. of), Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, USA and Yemen for stays of up to 3 months.
Nationals of Commonwealth of Independent States countries for stays of up to 1 month (except nationals of Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan for stays of up to 3 months).
Nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Palestine and Syria for up to 14 days.
Nationals of all countries other than those mentioned above for stays of up to 1 month.
For further visa related information, visit the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Visa Requirements for Foreigners page.