Malaysia is definitely sunny but the heat wave doesn’t last all day long. Daytime temperatures can rise above 30°C (86°F) and night time temperatures hardly fall below 20°C (68°F).Travelers can enjoy a beach holiday throughout the year. The country witnesses the south-west monsoon from May to September and the North-east monsoon from November to March.
Malaysia has very rich culture and tradition. It is advisable to avoid clothes that reveal too much skin. Women can wear cotton pants and a blouse or tank top. For men light colored shirts and tee shirts are best to tackle the humidity. Clothes that dry easily would be a bonus because there might be occasional spells of rain when you least expect it.
For hikers, choose boots over other shoes to ensure safety and to prevent mucky feet. Malaysian jungles have mosquitoes which can be avoided with the right attire and some mosquito repellent.
Those who plan on visiting temples, mosques and other religious monuments should wear inexpensive footwear that is easy to remove. Most places require you to stack footwear outside or at the entrance of the religious structure.
All travelers truly wanting to explore Malaysia must carry a pair of sturdy walking shoes. After all, you see, learn and discover the most while on foot. Try and wear minimal jewelry as there are sometimes cases of chain snatching. It’s just better to be safe than sorry!
Lastly, as tempted as you may be to make your bag lighter by giving the umbrella a miss, do not. Invest in a good compact umbrella especially if you are travelling away from the main city.