COST OF LIVING
Food prices are generally quite low, particularly if you are buying local products. Street food in Malaysia is a great experience and provides for a cheap night out. Here it is still possible to spend RM20 to RM40 a day on three meals including drinks. If you like eating at local street restaurants (hawkers) then prices of a typical local dish varies between RM10 to RM20.
Fast-food chains, such as McDonalds, KFC, Burger King and Subway, have outlets in major shopping and business areas, but they’re often not as cheap (or fast) as local food stalls.
Purchasing daily necessities and groceries is not a problem as the Bandar Sunway area is full of malls that usually include a major grocery outlet, such as Tesco or Carrefour, and smaller stores are everywhere.
Before travelling to Malaysia, please check if you also need to apply for a Malaysian entry visa. If you do, you’ll need your Student Pass approval letter before also applying for an entry visa.
When you get to the immigration counter at the airport, show your Student Pass approval and offer letters.
You can clear immigration easily if:
- your passport and visa are in order
- you have a hard copy of your Student Pass approval letter and letter of offer from your University
You will arrive in Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)