When you are in Malaysia, you use the ‘Malaysian Ringgit’. Ringgits are less likely to confuse you because they are easy to sort out. Their coins are also easy to handle.
Ringgits are user-friendly
To be more accurate, Ringgits are more tourist-frienday! Local currencies sometimes confuse travellers, but Ringgits in Malaysia are easier to use. They are easily identifiable and colourful as well. You’ll love the creativity you see in Malaysian notes.
MYR is the currency code for Ringgits. The local abbreviation goes as ‘RM’ (stands for Ringgit Malaysia), and when writing RM is mentioned before the amount.
Using credit cards in Malaysia
Paying for your Studio apartment in Kuala Lumpur the likes of PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur using your credit card (Visa or MasterCard) is possible. But, make sure you have money with you when you go to smaller vendors or when shopping at street markets.
ATMs in Malaysia
Make sure you use ATMs attached to banks (that are physically inside the branches) to withdraw money. This is merely to ensure your safety because it’s always better to stay away from unsafe situations.