Many people are well aware of the fact that traveling to and staying at an Asian country such as Thailand, Cambodia and Lao, can prove to be very inexpensive. But, many people assume that other Asian countries such as China and Malaysia can prove to be more expensive. In reality, if you implement a few budgetary travel tips, your stay in Malaysia can be even less expensive than traveling to Thailand. Here are some tips you can implement when it comes to the four main factors that will influence the amount of money that you spend while in Malaysia.
One of the biggest factors that will affect the amount of money that you spend for a trip to Malaysia is the plane fare. If you purchase a ticket to any country for that matter, on short notice, such as a week prior, or during a peak season such as Christmas, you will be spending as much as 50% more for that ticket than you would of if you had purchased the ticket 3-4 months prior or during an off peak season such as spring.
On average, you can expect to spend as much as $20 and up for a bus ride that would cost $8 for the same distance in a surrounding country. One way you can cut down on your transportation fees, is to acquire a place that has an abundance of local attraction within close proximity of it to avoid spending money to travel long distances.
When it comes to choosing a place to stay, don’t turn away from places that have an unbelievably low rate. You may assume that a place that’s going for $20 a night may seem a little too cheap and at best, particularly slummy when it fact, based on the economics of the country, a $20 a night hotel would equate to a three star hotel that would cost 5 times as much in the western hemisphere. So in order to save on the costs associated with accommodation, don’t shy away from rates that seem too low. Additionally, to cut down on the costs even more so, you can inquire about the rates surrounding homestays in Selangor, which can be even cheaper than a hotel.
Food And Drink
Food and drink are particularly cheap in Malaysia. When it comes to your food costs, what you need to pay attention to is beer and other liquor derived drinks. Because of the fact that Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim populated country, they impose a high amount of taxes on liquor based products and as such, the end result is that you will be paying for alcohol at the same rate that you would from a western based country such as Canada and or the United States.Read More