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You are in luck! Malaysia uses the same type G socket as found in the UK so you shouldnt need any adaptors as long as your appliances have standard UK 3 pin plugs.

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Please be aware that whilst a travel adaptor will allow you to physically plug a UK 3 pin plug into a different socket it will not change the voltage or frequency of the supply.

Voltage - The mains voltage in Malaysia is 240 V which is compatible with all UK appliances (UK voltage is currently specified as 230 V +10% / - 6%).

Frequency - The frequency in Malaysia is 50 Hz which is the same as the UK.

Special considerations - The official mains power voltage is AC 230 V with the tolerance of +10%,-6%.However, the supplied voltage remains at 240 V (except Penang at 230 V), as the supplied voltage is within the allowed tolerance. Type C plugs are very common with audio/video equipment. Plugged into Type G outlets using widely-available adapters or forced in by pushing down the shutter. The latter is widely practiced, although hazardous.

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Please note that while we take great care to give the best advice available our recommendations may not always be the most suitable for your particular circumstances. When you travel as much as we do you come to realise that some countries just don't know how to stick to the rules! Please use our recommendations responsibly and do some extra research on the particular area that you are travelling to if necessary.

Plug / Socket Types in use in
Malaysia


Voltage: 240 V
Frequency: 50 Hz

Type G Socket used in Malaysia
Type G Socket

Type G Plug used in Malaysia
Type G Plug



At a Glance

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Capital:
Kuala Lumpur (official),
Putrajaya (seat of government)
Population:
30,637,000
(2015 estimate)
Area:
329,750 km2
(127,317 sq mi)
   Land:
99.7 %
   Water:
0.3 %
 
 
 
 
Time Zone:
UTC +8
Dialling Code:
+60
Currency:
Malaysia Ringgit (MYR)
Language:
Malaysian
 
 
 
 
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2)
MY
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-3)
MYS
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