4 Ways to Save While Exploring Malaysia

Sailun Tires

Worried you might overstep your budget while exploring Malaysia? Here’s what you can do to save and stick to your budget!

One thing is for sure, you will never get bored in Malaysia for there is so much to explore and discover. While Singapore exudes luxury travelling, Malaysia is all about budget holidays and the kind where you really can do a lot without burning deep pockets in your hole or leaving severe dents in your bank account. There numerous ways you can save and stick to your budget while holidaying in Malaysia. No need for you to stress or make arrangements for additional funds when you follow these simple and easy hacks:

#1 Use Public Transportation

Cabs and tuk-tuks are common choices in Malaysia but what is more affordable and gives you an unfiltered view of Malaysia, are the trains and buses. With an MRT, you can practically travel anywhere in Malaysia and that too, without spending much on travel. To save yourself time and money, book your train and bus ticket online. There are numerous portals specifically built for providing this service and also offer incentives such as getting to choose your seat, be able to track your journey, etc. Even if you are travelling during peak hours, travelling by bus or train is a unique experience in itself. 

#2 Choose Hostels Over Hotels

One of the best tips anyone can give you if you want to save while travelling – make hostels your go-to accommodation option. While hostels may lack the A-grade quality of stay that hotels possess, they do make up for it by being affordable and more easily available everywhere in Malaysia. Bukit Bintang and Chinatown near the Pasar Seni LRT station are two of the popular hostel areas in Kuala Lumpur since most tourist spots are easily accessible from here. Hostels are a great place for meeting people from all around the world interacting with them and making new friends.

#3 Explore the Street Food

Malaysia is one of the best countries in the world for street food. It’s an extraordinary culinary of intricate spices and flavours that makes the food that you’ll find here unique, delicious and easy on the pocket. At any given point of the day, you will find places like Petaling Street crammed with a mix of both street food kiosks and also nice restaurants for the hungry visitors to try. Some of the most popular and must-have street food dishes of Malaysia are Nasi Kerabu, Bak Kut Teh, Satay, Nasi Goreng, Apam Balik, Rengang, Ayam Masak Merah, Kuih, Chai Tow Kway and Ikan Bakar.

#4 Enjoy Free Activities

There are many activities in Malaysia that don’t cost a penny. You can go, explore and have fun, without spending a penny. One of the most popular places is Pasar Percuma (or Free Market) where you can sell for free and buy for free. You can also visit museums and art galleries, enjoy a picnic or two in the picturesque parks, go on nature walks and hikes, watch street performers explore the street art of Malaysia, spend time window shopping, walk the by-lanes and interact with locals, etc. You can easily spend a day or two just completing an entire list of free activities in Malaysia. Great way to save money indeed!


Malaysia really is one of the best countries in the world for budget travelling and there is so much one can do without overstepping a pre-decided holiday budget. All it requires is some planning and preparation. One thing you must do is book bus tickets and other public transportation tickets well in advance. There are various portals available that will offer different features and make the entire process easier and hassle-free.

There are many ways for one to explore Malaysia. You can plan the entire trip by taking the opportunity to ride each form of transportation at least once. All you have to do is make an advance booking of bus tickets online along with other public transport


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