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  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
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Heading to Malaysia?

Get the best rates for Malaysian currency online

With Manor FX, you can confidently set sail on your adventures by securing the best deals on Malaysian ringgit currency (MYR).

Whether you’re excited to explore the vibrant streets of Kuala Lumpur or trek through the lush rainforests of Borneo, Manor FX has you covered. 

Choose the convenience of having your Malaysian ringgit delivered directly to your doorstep or office. Or, if you prefer, collect them from our bureau near Heathrow.

Trust Manor FX for quick delivery and an effortless online order process. Don’t miss out on our unbeatable exchange Malaysian ringgit to GBP rates.

Malaysian travel money

Excited about your trip to Malaysia? Here’s the scoop on managing your money in this incredible country.

Where can you get Malaysian ringgits?

When it comes to finding the best place to buy Malaysian ringgit, you’ve got several great options:

  • High street banks: Handy, but they might not offer the best value.
  • Airport kiosks: Super convenient, but beware of higher fees.
  • Local foreign exchange bureaus: Good rates can be found, and Manor FX, located near Heathrow, charges no service fees.
  • Online currency exchanges: Often provide the best GBP to MYR exchange rates. Manor FX enhances the deal with free delivery on orders over £750 and next-working-day delivery.

Count on Manor FX and buy your Malaysian ringgit online travel. We promise top deals and the best Malaysian ringgit exchange rate.

Can you buy ringgit in the UK?

Yes, indeed! Malaysian ringgit is readily available right here in the UK through Manor FX. 

Our online service makes acquiring the Malaysian currency you need for your trip a breeze.

Take advantage of our excellent rates for pounds sterling to Malaysian ringgit and stretch your travel budget further.

And don’t forget, we offer free delivery for orders over £750. Make your GBP to Malaysian ringgit exchange smooth and hassle-free for your holiday.

Should I exchange money before I travel to Malaysia?

It’s a wise move to exchange money before heading to Malaysia. Having Malaysian ringgit on hand right when you arrive means you can easily cover initial costs like transport from the airport and your first meals without any trouble.

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Thean Hou Temple, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, Kuala Lumpur.

What currency does Malaysia use?

The official currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian ringgit (MYR). With ringgit in your pocket, you can savour local dishes at a street food stall and explore the colourful markets in Kuala Lumpur.

What is the best currency to bring to Malaysia?

The Malaysian ringgit is the official currency and the best choice. You may find some airports, hotels and shops accept US dollars. However, using MYR is usually more practical and cost-effective.

Is the Malaysian ringgit a closed currency?

No, the Malaysian ringgit is not a closed currency, so you can get your travel money sorted before you even start your trip.

Can I use my bank card in Malaysia?

Yes, you can use your credit card and debit card in Malaysia, but having a mix of cash and card is smart. Smaller shops and eateries often prefer cash. Let your bank know you’ll be travelling to avoid any card issues abroad.

Kota kinabalu mountain range

Should I use cash in Malaysia?

While Malaysia is advancing towards a cashless society, cash is still useful for smaller transactions. ATMs are common, making it easy to withdraw cash if needed.

Keep a balance of cash and card payments. Use cash for small purchases and save the card for bigger expenses. 

Manor FX can buy Malaysian ringgit currency and convert it back to pounds sterling if you have excess after your trip.

Should I use cash or card in Malaysia?

In Malaysia, it’s handy to carry both cash and a card. Cards are great for hotels, shopping malls, and most restaurants in the cities and tourist areas. Yet, for tasty street food, local markets, and smaller shops, cash is the way to go. 

Some places might not accept cards at all. Plus, cash is essential for taxis, unless you’re using an app like Grab. 

So, mixing it up with some cash for the small stuff and cards for the bigger buys gives you the best of both worlds.

How much cash should I take to Malaysia?

Planning your cash for Malaysia? Here’s a helpful guide:

For backpackers, aim for about 115 MYR (£21) each day. This amount gets you a hostel bed, tasty street eats, public transport, and free fun like beach days and hikes.

If you’re going for a mid-range experience, set aside 295 MYR (£54) daily. This budget means comfy Airbnb stays, a mix of street food and restaurant meals, a few taxi rides, and some paid attractions like museums and food tours.

For those wanting luxury, start with 520 MYR (£95) per day. Enjoy hotel stays, dining out for every meal, extra drinks, and any tour or activity that catches your eye. 

How can I avoid ATM fees in Malaysia?

To save on ATM fees in Malaysia:

  • Check if your bank has partnerships with Malaysian banks for free withdrawals.
  • Withdraw larger amounts less frequently to minimise transaction fees.
  • Look for ATMs with lower fees.
Old woman selling at the market at Kota Bharu, Malaysia.

How does tipping work in Malaysia?

Tipping isn’t widely expected in Malaysia, but it’s appreciated for excellent service. Restaurants sometimes include a 10% service charge in the bill.

Malaysia offers a beautiful mix of urban sophistication and natural beauty, all within your budget.

Is Malaysia a cheap country to visit?

Malaysia offers a great mix for travellers. If you’re on a budget, you’ll find Malaysia pretty affordable. Street food, public transport, and accommodation can be really cheap. Yet, if you fancy more luxury, Malaysia has that too. 

The country caters to all sorts of travellers, from backpackers to those seeking opulence. In short, you can make your visit as economical or lavish as you like. 

How much does a meal cost in Malaysia?

In Malaysia, the cost of a meal varies. If you eat like a local at street stalls or hawker centres, you can enjoy a delicious meal for as little as 5 to 10 MYR (£1 to £2). 

For a more sit-down experience in a restaurant, prices range from 20 to 40 MYR (£4 to £8). 

And if you’re feeling fancy, upscale dining spots offer meals starting from 60 MYR (£12) and up. So, whether you’re saving or splurging, Malaysia’s got you covered with tasty options!

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Malaysian Currency

Banknotes in Malaysia

Malaysia’s currency, the ringgit (MYR), has banknotes that reflect the country’s rich culture and history. The current series, known as the “Fourth Series,” started circulating in 2012. The current denominations are 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 ringgit.

Malaysian Ringgit banknote series

Coins in Malaysia

Malaysia’s coins come in several denominations, including 5, 10, 20 and 50 sen. Each coin features unique designs that reflect Malaysia’s rich culture, heritage, and economy. 

From the national flower, the Hibiscus,  to traditional motifs on the others, they’re not just currency but a showcase of Malaysian identity. 

Malaysian Ringgit coin series

Malaysia’s currency import and export regulations

You can bring in or take out up to 10,000 Malaysian ringgit in cash. If you’re carrying more than that, you just need to declare it. 

For foreign currencies, the same rule applies: carry as much as you like, but declare amounts over the equivalent of 10,000 USD

Ordering Malaysian ringgit online

Secure top pound to Malaysian ringgit rates with Manor FX. Purchase MYR online for swift and safe delivery right to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® ensuring your peace of mind.

Alternatively, you can pick up your MYR at our currency exchange bureau close to Heathrow. Want to convert your British pounds to Malaysian ringgit online now? Manor FX offers a straightforward and trouble-free service.

Selling back Malaysian ringgit

Ended up with leftover MYR? Manor FX provides attractive rates for converting Malaysian ringgit to pounds. Just click on ‘Sell currency’ on our site and select ‘Malaysian ringgit’.

Choose your preferred payment method. Opt for a bank transfer or make the payment upon collection – with options including cash, credit card, or debit card. 

We guarantee a hassle-free exchange and excellent rates for your remaining Malaysian ringgit to GBP conversion.

Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.


Most of Malaysia is safe to visit, however The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to all islands and dive sites off the coast of eastern Sabah from Sandakan to Tawau, including Lankayan Island. This does not apply to the mainland of Sabah.

Travel situations are always changing, so always check the most current travel advice on the UK government’s travel website before considering a trip to Malaysia.

For UK passport holders, you can enjoy Malaysia without a visa for trips up to 90 days. Always good to double-check the most current visa info before your journey.

For Malaysia, it’s wise to be up to date with routine vaccinations. Also, consider getting shots for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and possibly Hepatitis B and Rabies, depending on your travel plans. To get the most up to date advice, visit a travel health clinic. 

Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country, and Islam is the official religion. So, if you are visiting Malaysia during Ramadan, here are some tips to show respect during this holy month:

  • Eat and drink discreetly: Many Malaysians fast from dawn until sunset. If you need to eat or drink during the day, try to do it away from public view.
  • Dress modestly: Covering up a bit more than usual shows respect. Think longer sleeves and pants or skirts.
  • Accept iftar invitations: If someone invites you to break the fast with them, go for it! It’s a warm gesture and a unique experience.
  • Be patient: Service might be slower during the day, as many are fasting. Everyone appreciates a bit of understanding.
  • Join in the festivities: Ramadan is a time of community and celebration. Enjoy the night markets and festivities!

By following these tips, you’ll not only show respect but also deepen your understanding of Malaysian culture during this special time. 

The best time to visit Malaysia is between December and February for cool weather, or June and July for dry days. Here’s a list of fun activities:

  • Explore Kuala Lumpur: Visit the Petronas Twin Towers and vibrant street markets.
  • Visit Penang: Enjoy its famous food and beautiful street art.
  • Relax in Langkawi: Chill on gorgeous beaches and take a cable car ride.
  • Discover Borneo’s jungles: See amazing wildlife in their natural habitat.

Each season brings something special, so you’re in for a treat whenever you go!

Malaysia is a food paradise! Here are some must-try dishes:

  • Nasi Lemak: Fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk, served with spicy sambal, anchovies, peanuts, and boiled egg.
  • Satay: Grilled skewered meats with a peanut dip.
  • Roti Canai: Fluffy, crispy flatbread, perfect with dhal or curry.
  • Char Kway Teow: Stir-fried rice noodles with shrimp, blood cockles, Chinese lap cheong (sausage), eggs, and veggies.
  • Laksa: Spicy noodle soup with a choice of creamy coconut milk or sour asam (tamarind) base.
  • Durian: The king of fruits. You either love it or you don’t, but it’s a must-try!

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Malaysian Ringgits Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
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You exchange:
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