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MHflypass ASEAN – One pass, three return trips across ASEAN. Priced Between RM1,499 To RM2,699

Hello Travelers!

Malaysia Airlines Bhd is offering MHflypass Asean, a fixed-rate pass that allows multiple trips to exciting destinations all year round across the Asean region.

The pass is currently available at an introductory rate of RM1,299 and allows passengers to fly to 12 cities within Asean through Malaysia Airlines’ extensive network. Each pass comes with six tickets. Pass holders are entitled to three return trips or six one-way trips between the Asean cities of choice. MHflypass offers ultimate convenience and flexibility with a validity of one year, and no blackout periods, which means that pass holders can redeem flights all year round, even during peak periods or high seasons, subject to (seat) availability.

Meanwhile, Zone 2 passes enable travel between Kuala Lumpur and Manila, Hanoi, and Bali at RM2,099, whereas Zone 3 passes that encompass the widest choice of destinations can be purchased at just RM2,699.The Asean pass comes as an addition to the MHflypass line, which was introduced in April 2021, and consists of flight coupons for domestic travel within Malaysia.The offer also comes with unlimited flight changes, allowing passengers to alter their itinerary at no charge


sources : – https://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/plan-your-trip/mhflypass/asean-flypass.html

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Mitsubishi Xpander at WAHDAH

If you’re looking to rent a Mitsubishi Xpander, Wahdah is the place to do it. With our extensive fleet of vehicles and flexible terms, we can help you find the perfect car at an affordable price.

The Mitsubishi Xpander 2020 is the perfect car for you if you’re looking for something that’s bold and futuristic, but also very balanced.

Close up review about Xpander.

1 – The Xpander has a bold, futuristic design that looks good both in front and rear views. It also has a ‘floating roof’ on its C -pillar, which gives it a unique look compared to other SUVs in its class.

2 – When you sit in the front or back seats, you’ll find that the suspension system is very well-tuned—it absorbs all the bumps in the road without feeling too hard or soft. That makes it a great choice for anyone who’s looking for an SUV with a modern look and comfortable ride!

3 – The Mitsubishi Xpanders interior is a little roomier than its competitors, and that means more space for passengers, luggage, and cargo. The seats in the second row are particularly spacious—even more so than in the third row. That means more legroom and headroom for those who sit there, which is a big plus on long trips.

4 – The seat cushions are also soft, so they won’t make your butt ache after hours of driving. Plus, they’re quilted with stitching that adds even more comfort!

5 – The Xpander is also the longest and widest car in its class. So, it has plenty of room inside without feeling cramped when you drive it around town or on a road trip!

6- The Mitsubishi Xpander has various spaces to store items. Among them are on the dashboard on the passenger side, driver side, centre console, back on the front seat (3 pockets) and on the door side. It even comes with extra storage under the front passenger seat.

Well, if you are interested in renting an xpander. You can go to our website at www.wahdah.my to book now.

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A guide to entry into Malaysia via VTL-Land & VTL-Air

The announcement of the expansion of the VTL (visit, travel, live) scheme for Singaporeans is a big deal. With this, it will be easier for Singaporeans to visit Johor Bahru, and even live there! Singaporeans can now head off to the shopping and foodie paradise of Johor Bahru without having to worry about travel restrictions so long as they have a valid VTL voucher. The scheme has been expanded, effective 20th December 2021, and is now the main transportation option for those looking to cross the causeway.

As you’ve already heard, Malaysia and Singapore VTL travel have two modes of transportation that you can choose from which are through land and air. Despite that, which one is more convenient and cost efficient remains a question for many of us.

That being said, let’s dive in and break down the process and cost between the two.

Among the SOPs are:

  • Only for fully vaccinated travelers.
  • No quarantine needed.
  • Undergo a Covid-19 test 48 hours before departure: 
    a. RT-PCR test for VTL-Air travelers.
    b. RTK-Ag (professional) or RT-PCR test for VTL-Land travelers.
  • Undergo Covid-19 test on arrival:
    a. RT-PCR test in KLIA/ KLIA 2 for VTL-Air travelers.
    b. RTK-Ag (professional) test at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru for VTL-Land travelers.
  • Additional Tests Required:
    a. RTK-Ag (professional) test on Day-3 and Day-5.
    b. RT-Ag self test on Day-2, Day-4 and Day-6 (results to be reported on the MySejahtera application)
  • The additional test also applies to Malaysian VTL travelers returning from Singapore.

Choose your mode of travel

VTL Land

For VTL land between Singapore and Malaysia, there’s only 2 available buses for you to choose from either Causeway Link or Transtar Travel. Each departure ticket from Singapore is priced at S$15 (+-RM47) for adults and S$8 (+- RM25) for children. It’s cheaper when you’re going to Singapore with each ticket price at RM20 (+-S$7) for adults and RM10 (+-S$3) for children.

Before the pandemic it was estimated more than 300,000 people cross the Malaysia–Singapore border everyday which makes it one of the busiest land border crossings in the world. Although the number was reduced to a mere 3000 people, and even lower to 1500 people recently, there are many who need to cross the border everyday.

This in turn makes the VTL bus ticket very popular and highly sought after by everyone. We advised you to book early if you choose to cross using the VTL land option.

VTL Air

For air travel, you can choose between six airlines that provide VTL Flights : Singapore Airlines, Scoot, AirAsia, Jetstar, Malaysia Airlines, and Malindo Air. Be sure to double check every detail that your flight you are booking is the designated VTL flight.

The ticket price (including return ticket) varies depending on how long your travel time and when your departure date. But the estimated cost is between S$747 – S$980 per adult person. So, it’s clear to say that VTL land by bus is better if you’re only looking to cross the border into Johor Bahru. But, if you are planning to spend your vacation at a place much farther away, go ahead and book the VTL flight.

Get Travel Insurance That Include COVID-19 Coverage

Both the Singapore and Malaysia governments agreed to make it compulsory for short term visitors to have an insurance policy which covers at least RM100,000 (S$32,200 to enter Malaysia and S$30,000 to enter Singapore) in the event they need treatment or quarantined due to COVID-19.

Download MySejahtera App for Use in Malaysia


MySejahtera has become as important as wearing a mask when you leave your house. It’s compulsory to use this app to enter most restaurants, malls, and public amenities that are available in Malaysia. 

You can find and install the app thru App Store, Play Store and even HUAWEI Store.

IMPORTANT TIPS: Do not wait till the last minute to verify your vaccination status on the app. You’ll have to upload your vaccination cert and details, and it will take up to five working days for it to be processed. The process will look like this: 

  1. Head over to your profile on the app
  2. Tap on “MySejahtera Helpdesk” (option N)
  3. Select “I have received my vaccination overseas and would like to obtain my digital certificate” 
  4. Follow the instructions from there to fill in the necessary details and upload your vaccination cert

Travelers also have to register at Malaysia’s MySafeTravel portal, at least seven days before your flight. So, you need to prepare everything early (a week before) from your departure date to avoid any issues at the border checkpoint.

Arrival in Johor Bahru

Once you land in Johor Bahru, the first thing you’ll have to do is take an On-Arrival Test at Larkin Bus Terminal (VTL by land) or Senai International Airport if you choose the VTL flight. The test costs RM90 (~S$29.30) but includes 2 travel vouchers valid on bus rides within the state. Tourists can book the RTK-Ag Tests online, or they can do it at a nearby hospital or clinic.


Book professional COVID-19 test with Get Test Fast by Maju Healthcare!

WAHDAH partners up with Get Test Fast by Maju Healthcare – providing certified and convenient COVID-19 screening services at Drive-Thru Centres (DTC) with on-site labs capable of immediate sample analysis. Encounter a seamless experience throughout your travels in Malaysia with us!

Going back to Singapore

When coming back to Singapore after an extended stay in Malaysia, passengers are required to take a PCR or ART test within two days of departure at one of the approved testing centers by MOH Malaysia, and submit an SG Arrival Card within 72 hours before coming back to Singapore. Upon arrival, travelers will also have to take daily Covid-19 ART tests for a week. The ones on days three and seven will be done at a Combined or Quick Test Centre, while the other tests can be self-administered.

Cost breakdown for both VTL mode of transport

So, there are 7 things to consider in your travel budget when using VTL Singapore to Malaysia. (please refer to the image below)

Note: Covid-19 testing requirements may vary depending on Singapore and Malaysia’s latest VTL measures. Find out more on ICA (Singapore) and MITI (Malaysia).


Please do not hesitate to email ask@wahdah.my or call us at Hotline :+6016 277 4594 for any inquiries.

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11.11 Special Offer!

Grab your chance to book a car for your upcoming vacations with 15% OFF when you place a booking starting 11 November to 22 November 2021.

This special promo is subject but not limited to the following Terms & Conditions :


  1. The promo code is valid for any customer and set as one-time used only.
  2. Placement of booking starting from 11 Nov until 22 Nov 2021.
  3. Travel date can be anytime!
  4. This limited time promotion applies for all locations and car type base on availability at the website.
  5. We encourage customer to use the paylater feature for travel date on December and onwards for convenience.

Other main terms and conditions still applicable unless stated.

WAHDAH’s Pick-Up Transition to Shuttle Service at JB Sentral

Greetings, fellow travelers! Change is in the air, and here at WAHDAH, we have to announce an update that’s all about making your journey through the Singapore – Johor Bahru border safer and smoother. 

Due to ongoing construction, we are temporarily unavailable at our usual location at JB Sentral (Holiday Inn) starting March 1, 2024. However, rest assured, we’re switching gears and rolling out our new Shuttle Service for customers who have booked for Pick-up and Drop-off of our rented vehicles at JB Sentral to ensure your travels are nothing short of seamless.

We Prioritize Your Safety

Construction site at JB Sentral

Navigating through construction zones can be a bit daunting. That’s why, with safety as our guiding principle, WAHDAH is implementing a Shuttle Service at JB Sentral. We’re taking every measure to ensure your journey remains as secure and comfortable as possible.

What’s Changing?

So, what exactly does this mean for you? Well, for starters, we’re simplifying the pick-up process location at JB Sentral. Instead of navigating through construction chaos, our Shuttle Service will provide you with a hassle-free experience.

How Does it Work? 

One of the new shuttle service pick-up area 

Once you’ve booked a vehicle with WAHDAH and selected JB Sentral for pick-up, head directly to our Shuttle Service, and our dedicated Driver will arrive there. You’ll easily spot our Pick-up zone near Holiday Inn, City Square Mall, or Komtar JBCC. Rest assured, our shuttle will be waiting to ensure your journey is as seamless as possible.

What Will Happen To My Existing Booking?

Your existing booking remains unchanged, and the pricing for both pick-up and return at JB Sentral remains consistent. However, there have been adjustments in our operational procedures, when selecting the Pick-Up & Drop-Off Point at JB Sentral, there is no need to cross over to the Holiday Inn. Instead, you simply wait in the designated area at JB Sentral. 

Our MPV cars, accompanied by professional drivers, will promptly assist you and transport you to our JB Hub for the seamless handover of your booked vehicle. Primarily aimed at enhancing safety measures. These changes are implemented with your well-being in mind, ensuring that your travel experience is not only reliable but also prioritizes safety at every step. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to provide you with the best service possible.

What to Expect?

Beginning with a dedicated shuttle driver ensuring seamless pick-ups to our Shuttle Service areas, your journey becomes a breeze. Once you arrive at the JB Hub, your booked vehicle pick-up process continues with the usual practice. 

Whether solo or with family and friends, anticipate a comfortable journey. The team of DriveHero, goes beyond transportation, offering warm smiles, helpful tips, and exceptional service to enhance your travel experience.

Mark Your Calendar

Ready to embark on this new chapter of travel with us? Make sure to mark March 1, 2024, on your calendar, because that’s when our Shuttle Service officially launches at JB Sentral. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For further clarification and answers to common queries about our Shuttle Service, we’ve prepared a comprehensive FAQ section. Click here to learn more about what to expect from WAHDAH’s Shuttle Service at JB Sentral.

10 Best Ramadan Bazaars in KL & Selangor 2024

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar when Muslims take their time to reflect on themselves, do a lot of prayers and be in a community. While those are the major things Muslims look forward to, another most anticipated tradition during Ramadan is the vibrant Ramadan Bazaars that emerge in various cities, offering a delightful fusion of culture, cuisine, and camaraderie. With their diverse populations, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor host some of Malaysia’s most captivating Ramadan Bazaars!

These joyous bazaars come alive as the sun sets, providing a sensory feast that extends beyond culinary delights. They offer a unique blend of flavours, ranging from traditional Malay delicacies to international cuisines, and some places are even complimented by cultural performances and creative displays!

So, let us get into this article with a list of the 10 best Ramadan Bazaars in KL and Selangor in 2024!

Ramadan Date 2024

Ramadan, a month of fasting and reflection, moves by around 10 days each year according to the lunar calendar. In 2024, Ramadan is set to begin on the evening of Sunday, March 10, and end on April 8, bringing a month of spiritual observance and unity for Muslims around the world.

10 Best Ramadan Bazaars in KL & Selangor

1. Ramadan Bazaar TTDI

Photo: New Straits Times

Many people consider Ramadan Bazaar TTDI to be the best bazaar Ramadan in KL! It is a lively culinary wonderland with a broad and reasonably priced menu of foods and drinks such as kuih-muih, kunafa, murtabak, juices, and much more.

Its convenient location near MRT TTDI makes it accessible, although traffic might be busy after 5pm, so plan your trip wisely! Prices are clearly labelled, however, it is best to arrive early because popular things sell out quickly before 6pm.

Nonetheless, the cultural experience and bustling environment make it a worthwhile visit, even if parking can be difficult.

Location: Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 4:00pm – 7:30pm

2. Ramadan Bazaar Jalan TAR

Photo: BuzzKini

The Ramadan Bazaar Jalan TAR is a must-visit for anyone looking for the full bazaar Ramadan KL experience. This vast bazaar, which extends proudly in front of the majestic Sultan Abdul Samad building, boasts more than 300 kiosks selling a variety of Ramadan cravings.

The menu includes everything from popular delicacies like ayam percik to the delectable nona manis. Prepare to be tantalised by dazzling sights and alluring aromas as you enter the bazaar, setting the mood for a wonderfully delectable encounter.

Location: Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 3:00pm – 12:00am

3. Ramadan Bazaar Bukit Bintang

Photo: TimeOut

Situated in the bustling heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Bukit Bintang Ramadan Bazaar stands out as one of Malaysia’s finest. Renowned for its culinary delights, this bazaar is a haven for food enthusiasts. You can indulge in the irresistible flavours of chicken biryani and succulent charcoal-cooked lamb, both of which are must-try offerings at the vibrant stalls. 

For those with a penchant for something warm and soupy, a visit to Alor Food Corner is a culinary adventure not to be missed. This Ramadan bazaar KL promises an unforgettable gastronomic experience in the heart of KL!

Location: Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 8:00pm

4. Ramadan Bazaar Taman Melawati

Photo: Agenda Daily

This bazaar resembles a lively pasar malam and it offers an array of culinary selections, with the original and freshly cooked kuih onde-onde being among the best. These bite-sized treats are a heavenly blend of chewy glutinous rice, fragrant pandan-infused juice, and sweet gula Melaka filling.

Aside from this highlight, the bazaar offers a broad selection of traditional Malay and fusion food that will satisfy all palates! With a bustling ambience, friendly merchants, and good cleanliness standards, it’ll definitely be one of your favourites.

Location: Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

5. Ramadan Bazaar Danau Kota

Photo: Facebook

Make your way to Ramadan Bazaar Danau Kota for some iftar treat! We recommend you arrive early as it’ll assure you of easy parking and a leisurely stroll around the various stalls. For ladies, put on your high heels for easy exploration so that you can gracefully negotiate the tempting food offers.

Among the many different culinary offers available, the RM1 Roti Boom shines out as a good pick! From local delicacies to international delights, the bazaar caters to a wide range of tastes, making it a memorable experience for foodies.

Location: 24, Jalan 5a/6, Taman Setapak Indah, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

6. Ramadan Bazaar Stadium Shah Alam

Photo: Facebook

The Ramadan Bazaar Stadium Shah Alam is a popular gastronomic attraction for Shah Alam residents. This bazaar, located in Padang Dataran Shah Alam, Seksyen 13, is a foodie’s paradise! It offers a wide range of delectable treats for iftar or your late supper. 

From the savoury Murtabak Singapura to Chef Ammar’s famed lamb shank, the variety of delicacies is sure to entice your taste buds. As one of the major Ramadan Bazaars Selangor, it’s easy to get carried away exploring the plethora of flavours and sweets that make this bazaar a popular choice for visitors.

Location: 3GJW+59, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm

7. Ramadan Bazaar Kompleks PKNS

Photo: MalaysiaGazette

The lively Ramadan Bazaar Kompleks PKNS features 145 booths, each delivering a unique culinary feast. Locals preparing for Iftar add to the dynamic mood, creating a crowded yet celebratory ambience. The scrumptious Laksa Thai and Vietnamese Roll are among the best if you plan to visit here!

Aside from the gastronomic delights, Kompleks PKNS offers an opportunity to engage in leisurely Eid shopping, adding a lovely touch to your Ramadan experience. 

Location: Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm

8. Ramadan Bazaar Section 20

Photo: Google

Ramadan Bazaar Section 20 is where original and diverse offerings await you! For a fulfilling iftar experience, make sure to visit Nasi Arab Serangkai, a standout vendor known for the best taste and reasonable prices.

Besides that, the aroma of Murtabak permeates the air, attracting a long queue of eager customers – an irresistible treat not to be missed. Additionally, indulge in the delectable Tepung Pelita Inn for a delightful culinary adventure that captures the essence of Ramadan in Section 20.

Location: Seksyen 20, 40300 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating Hours: N/A

9. Ramadan Bazaar TTDI Jaya

Photo: News Strait Times

With its bustling atmosphere and an array of tantalising options that cater to both locals and fasting visitors, Ramadan Bazaar TTDI Jaya sets out as a culinary haven. A must-visit is the fresh juice stall and get the freshly squeezed lemonade and watermelon juice! The beverages are not only refreshing but also delicious, perfect for those who are fasting.

The bazaar also serves as a fantastic solution for those feeling a bit lazy to cook, offering a diverse selection of mouthwatering dishes that cater to various tastes. 

Location: Jalan Saujana Indah 1, Taman Perindustrian Saujana Indah, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

10. Ramadan Bazaar USJ 4

Image Source: TimeOut

The Ramadan Bazaar USJ 4 is the perfect size, hitting the perfect balance with a modest amount of vendors, ensuring visitors feel safe, especially if they need help with decision-making. The appealing aroma of local delicacies fills the air as you enter the bazaar, setting the mood for a great iftar experience. Whether you’re looking for savoury lauk-pauk to go with your rice or sweet desserts to finish your break, the bazaar has a wide variety of delectable selections. 

Location: Jalan USJ 4/5, Usj 4, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Wrapping It Up

While visiting the various Ramadan Bazaars in KL and Selangor 2024, consider renting a car for a stress-free experience with WAHDAH!

WAHDAH provides easy and flexible car rentals in Kuala Lumpur so you can explore the bazaars at your own pace. You’ll get to enjoy the flavours, sights, and sounds of Ramadan with the added convenience of personalised transportation. Book your rental car and enhance your Ramadan adventures today!

Ramadan Mubarak and happy exploring!

7 Best Ramadan Bazaars in Penang 2024

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, Penang transforms into a hive of cultural events and culinary pleasures. Penang’s busy bazaars reflect the essence of Ramadan, as the air is filled with the delicious aromas of local foods and the happy chats of people gathering for Iftar.

This article digs into the heart of Penang’s Ramadan celebrations, revealing the 7 Best Ramadan Bazaars in Penang 2024 that draw both locals and tourists. From traditional Malay dishes to a fusion of diverse flavours, these bazaars offer a delightful journey through the cultural richness of Penang. 

Ramadan Date in 2024

Ramadan begins on March 10, 2024, when Muslims embark on a month-long journey of devotion, prayer, and charitable actions. Families come together for Iftar, the evening meal that breaks the fast, fostering a sense of community and togetherness. The fasting period ends on April 8, representing the end of this spiritually significant month.

7 Best Ramadan Bazaars in Penang 2024

1. Ramadan Bazaar Little India

Photo: Time Out Penang

Ramadan Bazaar Little India offers a delightful blend of Indian and Arabic cuisines, reflecting the cultural diversity of the Indian-Muslim community. From pasembur and roti jala to murtabak and biryani, the stalls along the road showcase a cross-cultural culinary experience.

The vibrant mix of Indian and Malay food includes inventive dishes like angsa masak ros (rose geese) paired perfectly with biryani rice. Don’t miss the recommended murtabak stall in front of Tajuddin Hussain for its exceptional pickled onions.

Location: Lebuh Queen, 10200, George Town, Penang

Opening Hours: N/A

2. Ramadan Bazaar Seberang Jaya

Photo: The Star

The Bazar Ramadhan Seberang Jaya is one of the best in the Seberang Prai area. A highlight of this bazaar is the renowned Murtabak Lee, drawing crowds willing to endure long queues and wait times.

With numerous stalls offering a diverse array of items, the Seberang Jaya Ramadhan Bazaar provides a bustling and vibrant atmosphere for visitors to explore and enjoy during the holy month.

Location: 99VW+MH, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Penang

Opening Hours: N/A

3. Ramadan Bazaar Teluk Bahang

Photo: Foursquare

While Ramadan Bazaar Teluk Bahang is small, its Iftar offerings are not to be missed! The diverse selection includes ikan panggang, murtabak, and an array of kuih-muih. Despite its small size, this bazaar assures a delectable culinary experience that will leave your wallet empty but your tummy full. Furthermore, the plus side is that there are fewer people, resulting in a slightly safer setting when compared to larger and busier bazaars.

Location: Jalan Bazar Ramadhan Teluk Bahang, Lorong Nelayan 3, Kampung Nelayan, 11050 Mukim 1 Pantai Aceh, Penang

Opening Hours: N/A

4. Ramadan Bazaar Taman Tun Sardon

Photo: Hungry Onion

The Ramadan Bazaar Taman Tun Sardon, which takes place during the fasting month, has gained popularity not just among Muslims looking forward to iftar but also among non-Muslims who enjoy Malay desserts and food.

The bazaar, which has over 20 stalls, serves a wide variety of kuih-muih, meat and vegetable dishes, curries, ayam percik, and kebabs and even satay! The majority of the stalls are open from 4:00pm until iftar hour.

Location: 363, Hilir Pemancar, Taman Tun Sardon, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

5. Ramadan Bazaar Bayan Lepas

Photo: PropXpress

Bazar Ramadhan Bayan Lepas at Jalan Mahkamah is the biggest bazaar in Penang, boasting the highest number of stalls. Situated just beyond Penang International Airport, this expansive bazaar features over 100 vendors, ensuring a diverse and satisfying culinary experience.

Whether you crave ayam golek, ayam percik, or a flavorful curry, this bazaar has it all. It is the perfect destination for breaking fast, offering an extensive variety of dishes to cater to different preferences.

Location: Jalan Mahkamah, Kampung Perlis, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: N/A

6. Ramadan Bazaar Bayan Baru

Photo: Penang Travel Tips

Ramadan Bazaar Bayan Baru is a lively and popular event on the island, presenting a broad choice of local food throughout the fasting month of Ramadan. Attracting both Muslims and non-Muslims, this annual affair has steadily grown over the years.

The stalls showcase a wide variety of cooked dishes, desserts, and sweet beverages for all! So, if you’re up for some rich culinary experience, this bazaar Ramadhan Bayan Baru is the way to go.

Location: 22, Solok Mayang Pasir, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

Opening Hours: N/A

7. Ramadan Bazaar Jalan Makloom

Photo: Penang Seaview

Ramadan Bazaar Jalan Makloom in Penang is a year-round favourite, recognized as one of the best bazaars Ramadhan Penang. Offering a well-balanced meal with tasty stir-fried vegetables and refreshing fresh juices, it is a popular spot for diverse culinary delights. 

Known for its extensive selection, the bazaar provides everything from rice, meehoon, kebabs, and fried vegetables to grilled chicken wings and fruits, making it a must-visit for a satisfying Ramadan dining experience in Penang!

Location: Jln Penang, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Wrapping It Up

As you gear up to visit the best Ramadan Bazaars in Penang 2024, consider the convenience of renting a car in Penang with WAHDAH, your reliable car rental company. Having your own vehicle not only streamlines your journey but also allows you to fully immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Ramadan in Penang!

So, buckle up and get ready for a delightful Ramadan exploration with your loved ones and WAHDAH!

Apa Kabar Indonesia! Get 15% OFF Discount for First-time Booking

Apa Kabar Indonesia! It’s time to explore Indonesia with WAHDAH as we finally ready to accommodate you with the best vehicle that suit your needs while you are in Indonesia. Book and secure the car of your preference today!

This special promo is subject but not limited to the following Terms & Conditions :

  1. The promo is valid starting from 1st January 2024 until 31st December 2024 for self-drive only.
  2. Please key in the promocode WAHINDO15 at the payment page to claim the discount gift (capped at IDR500,000).
  3. Only available for travel/drive date starting from 1st January 2024 until 31st December 2024
  4. Promocode exclusively for first-time booking at www.wahdah.co.id.
  5. Discounts do not apply to surcharges, recovery fees, and optional products and services including damage waiver.
  6. This limited time promotion applies for all Indonesia coverage locations (Batam, Yogakarta, Lombok, Bandung and Makassar) and car type base on availability at the website.
  7. The vehicle images at the website is just for illustration purpose only. The real one might be different.
  8. Airport pick-up and drop-off service is subject to geographic and other restrictions.
  9. Rental is only effective upon payment. Placement of booking is not recognize as a final confirmation.
  10. We encourage customer to use the pay later feature for the booking to ensure smooth and convenient process if there any amendments at a later date.
  11. Renter must meet WAHDAH minimum age, driver and credit requirements.
  12. WAHDAH reserves the right to reject any booking made without prior notices.
  13. Explore and read more contents like this on our website

Ready to explore Indonesia?

Let’s explore Indonesia with WAHDAH, your trusted car rental partner. Having your own vehicle to travel and experience the cultural diversity of the Indonesian people not only makes traveling easier but also allows you to create memorable moments with your loved ones. Book now for an unforgettable experience!

10 Places To Visit in KL During Chinese New Year 2024

The air is rich with excitement and celebration as the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur prepares to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Chinese New Year in 2024.

Kuala Lumpur, a melting pot of cultures and traditions, offers a unique blend of modernism and legacy that comes to life during this festive season. The city calls locals and tourists alike to immerse themselves in the spirit of the Chinese New Year, from dazzling lantern-lit streets to traditional performances and mouth-watering gastronomic delights!

In this article, we will explore 10 enchanting places to visit during CNY in KL that promise to make your Chinese New Year celebration in 2024 a truly unforgettable experience. 

CNY Dates in 2024

Mark your calendars for an auspicious date as you plan your journey to Kuala Lumpur to take part in the delightful celebrations – Chinese New Year in 2024 takes place on 10th February 2024!

This auspicious day not only marks the start of the Year of the Dragon but also sets the stage for an amazing array of happenings in Kuala Lumpur. The city, decked out in festive decorations and bathed by the warm glow of traditional lanterns, invites you to celebrate the Chinese New Year with us.

10 Places to Visit in KL during Chinese New Year 2024

  1. Thean Hou Temple

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During Chinese New Year, Thean Hou Temple transforms into an alluring haven, captivating visitors with its festive enchantment. The temple has a visually spectacular aura, adorned with sparkling lanterns, exquisite decorations, and meaningful motifs. 

It is culturally significant since it is one of Southeast Asia’s oldest and largest Chinese temples too. So, if you want to experience cultural immersion, spiritual reflection, and the joyous celebration of Chinese New Year 2024 in KL, don’t miss out on this!

Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday, 8:00am – 10:00pm

Wednesday, 8:30am – 10:00pm

  1. Chinatown at Petaling Street

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Chinatown comes alive for Chinese New Year, with streets decked out with red lanterns and traditional decorations. You will also be treated to lively performances such as lion and dragon dances, which lend a dynamic energy to the atmosphere, while the appealing aromas of various celebratory foods from street food vendors fill the air.

Many night markets sell unique goods here, and temples are also transformed into sacred sanctuaries for prayers and rituals. Make sure to participate in the red packet tradition, which represents good luck, and witness the many cultural practices that enrich the experience!

Address: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday & Sunday, 8:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday, 8:00am – 10:00pm

  1. Guan Di Temple

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Guan Di Temple is the place to go if you don’t know where to go during CNY! During this festive season, the temple devoted to the God of War raises a unique air. It becomes a spiritual hub once it is adorned with festive decorations and pulsating with the sounds of prayers.

With its historical significance and colourful atmosphere, it provides a calm yet dynamic backdrop for traditional celebrations, seeking blessings, and immersing oneself in the cultural essence of Chinese New Year.

Address: 168, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7:30am – 3:30pm

  1. Suria KLCC

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Suria KLCC becomes a captivating destination during the Chinese New Year. With extravagant decorations, vibrant red accents, and traditional Chinese patterns, the mall is turned into a festive wonderland, generating a joyful atmosphere.

It also provides a one-of-a-kind CNY shopping experience, with a wide variety of retail outlets, special deals, and limited-edition festive collections. Make sure to stay here until night so you can enjoy cultural performances and amazing fireworks displays set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Petronas Towers!

Address: 241, Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 10:00pm

  1. Chan She Shu Yuen Temple

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During Chinese New Year, this temple becomes a place of activity, with spectacular decorations, traditional performances, and an enhanced sense of community. Seeing the temple decked out in festive colours, lanterns, and symbolic ornaments offers a fresh viewpoint on how traditional settings celebrate the Chinese New Year.

As locals and visitors gather to give prayers, light incense, and participate in age-old traditions to welcome prosperity and good fortune for the next year, you’ll experience an atmosphere that you have never experienced before.

Address: 172, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

  1. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

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Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is a must-visit for a festive and modern CNY celebration. Adorned with vibrant decorations and red lanterns, the mall offers a unique blend of traditional charm and upscale shopping. It is also a dynamic spot for Chinese New Year celebrations in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, with cultural performances, shopping for festive goodies and a glittering atmosphere.

Address: 168, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 10:00pm

  1. Merdeka Square

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If you’re wondering where to visit during CNY, Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur offers a unique combination of tradition and historical beauty. The spacious square, set against the classic structure of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, is transformed into a joyful celebration with lively decorations and the soft glow of lanterns during the Chinese New Year, creating a picturesque celebration.

Address: Jln Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 24 hours

  1. LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre

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LaLaport has a unique blend of modern retail experiences and traditional festivities, making it a perfect location for both shopping and cultural exploration. It offers a family-friendly environment to welcome the new year with special CNY promotions, numerous dining options, and entertainment activities.

Address: 2, Jln Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 10:00pm

  1. Central Market

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Central Market invites visitors during Chinese New Year with a unique blend of cultural richness and festive charm. The market proudly displays a wide range of special Chinese New Year items, such as traditional crafts, gifts, and festive decorations. Other than that, guests can immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere of the season, watch varied cultural acts, and indulge in delectable Chinese New Year dishes from local vendors.

Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00am – 10:00pm

  1. Desa ParkCity

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Desa ParkCity provides a beautiful and family-friendly ambience during the Chinese New Year. This residential and recreational area is decorated in CNY decorations, creating a festive atmosphere.

Families can take a stroll through the park, and participate in community events and traditional Chinese New Year celebrations arranged in the surrounding area. It also frequently holds cultural performances, festive markets, and family-friendly events, creating a warm and welcoming setting for visitors as well as residents to celebrate the wonderful occasion. 

Address: 5, Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Opens 24 hours

Wrapping It Up

Prepare to immerse yourself in the joy of celebrating Chinese New Year in 2024 by renting a car with WAHDAH in Kuala Lumpur, your trusted car rental partner. Having your own vehicle for this festive occasion not only makes travel easier but also allows you to fully immerse yourself in the cultural richness and traditions of the Chinese New Year.

So, buckle up and get ready for a memorable Chinese New Year celebration with your loved ones, made more convenient and enjoyable thanks to WAHDAH!

Guide to Attending Thaipusam in Batu Caves 2024

Thaipusam is a fascinating and significant event celebrated by the Tamil community, particularly among the Hindu population. It pays reverence to Lord Murugan, son of the creator Lord Shiva.

This yearly festival is a religious and cultural spectacle, attracting participants and people from various communities. The rhythmic beats of drums, the aroma of incense, and the sight of colourful decorations fill the air. The event is a powerful manifestation of the rich culture of Hindu traditions and the ongoing spirit of devotion.

So, let us all celebrate the cultural nuances, spiritual significance, and communal joy that define this momentous day, particularly in light of the upcoming celebration on January 25th, 2024!

Why Visit Batu Caves For Thaipusam 2024?

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Due to its religious and historical significance, Batu Caves is the centre point for Thaipusam in KL. This sacred site, nestled just outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, contains a complex of cave temples devoted to Lord Murugan, a key deity in Hinduism and the principal focus of Thaipusam festivities.

The main temple houses a magnificent gold-plated figure of Lord Murugan, providing devotees with a treasured destination for devotion and pilgrimage. The iconic giant golden statue at the entrance further symbolises the spiritual grandeur of the location. 

Batu Caves also offers a gorgeous and tranquil atmosphere against the backdrop of limestone hills, making it a great location for prayer, meditation, and the physically hard ascent that devotees undertake during Thaipusam. Furthermore, it has a rich history reaching back to the late 19th century which has evolved into a prominent Hindu pilgrimage destination, attracting devotees not only from Malaysia but also from all over the world.

During Thaipusam, the site changes into a hive of spiritual activity as devotees gather to perform vows, make prayers, and take part in the yearly kavadi procession, making Batu Caves an important element of the cultural and religious spot of Thaipusam celebrations.

Getting to Batu Caves

Getting to Batu Caves for Thaipusam 2024 is relatively easy, especially given its popularity as a tourist and pilgrimage destination. Here are several ways to reach Batu Caves:

By Train

The most convenient and popular way to reach Batu Caves is by taking the KTM. The Batu Caves station is well-connected, and the journey takes about 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur’s main train station, KL Sentral.

By Car

If you prefer the flexibility of driving, you can take a taxi or rent a car with WAHDAH to reach Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur. Batu Caves is easily accessible via the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) or Jalan Kuching.

By Bus

Several public buses also ply the route from Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves. Bus services such as RapidKL operate from various locations in the city. Be sure to check the bus schedules and routes in advance for a smooth journey!

What Time Should You Be in Batu Caves For Thaipusam 2024?

We recommend that you arrive at the Batu Caves festival for Thaipusam as early as 6:00am and 7:00am. This permits you to see the start of the day’s activities, including the kavadi procession and different religious rituals.

However, it is important to look into the particular timetable for Thaipusam events, as well as any announcements or modifications, in order to organise your visit properly. 

Note that arriving early allows you to enjoy the festival with fewer crowds and capture the dynamic atmosphere in the early hours of the morning!

Things to Expect During Thaipusam in Batu Caves

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  1. Devotees and Pilgrims

Witness a sea of devotees clad in vibrant saffron or yellow attire, often barefoot, as they embark on pilgrimages to the temple to fulfil vows or seek blessings.

  1. Kavadi Procession

Experience the visually stunning kavadi procession where devotees carry ornately decorated structures, known as kavadis, often pierced through their skin or cheeks. This act symbolises devotion, penance, and gratitude.

  1. Spiritual Atmosphere

Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambience created by continuous chanting, prayers, and rituals devotees perform throughout the day.

  1. Ceremonies and Poojas

Expect to witness various religious ceremonies, including poojas (prayers), conducted by priests at the temple. These ceremonies are integral to the Thaipusam observances.

  1. Colourful Offerings

Explore the multitude of colourful offerings, flowers, and fruits brought by devotees as offerings to Lord Murugan. These create a vibrant and visually appealing display around the temple.

  1. Traditional Music and Dance

Enjoy traditional Tamil music and dance performances that add to the festive atmosphere, with cultural troupes showcasing their talents.

  1. Large Crowds

Anticipate large crowds, especially during peak hours. The energy is infectious as devotees and visitors alike partake in the festivities, creating a dynamic and lively environment.

  1. Food and Refreshments

Discover a variety of local and traditional Indian foods and refreshments available in and around the Batu Caves area, allowing you to savour the flavours of the celebration.

  1. Photography Opportunities

Capture the stunning visuals and cultural richness of Thaipusam, from the intricate kavadis to the expressions of devotion, providing numerous photography opportunities.

  1. Respect for Devotees

Show respect for devotees engaging in acts of penance and rituals. Keep a courteous distance and seek permission before taking photographs, as some devotees may prefer privacy during their religious practices.

  1. Traffic and Transportation

Expect increased traffic and limited parking around Batu Caves during Thaipusam. You might want to consider using public transportation or arriving early to secure parking if you plan to drive.

Things to be Mindful of During Thaipusam in Batu Caves

When attending Thaipusam at Batu Caves, remember to dress modestly by covering your shoulders and knees. Besides, make sure to respect religious rituals and ceremonies, keeping a quiet and contemplative demeanour.

This is the one thing people usually miss, but please always seek permission before taking photographs, especially of individuals engaged in personal acts of devotion. Also, watch your step in crowded areas, stay hydrated, and dispose of trash properly in designated bins. Other than that, you should also respect personal space, avoid pushing, and be aware of the cultural significance of the festival.

Just keep these things in mind and you’ll experience a positive and respectful experience during Thaipusam at Batu Caves.

Dress Code for Thaipusam Festival in Batu Caves

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For Thaipusam, it’s important to dress modestly and respectfully. Wear clothes covering your shoulders and knees, and choose conservative, loose-fitting attire. It’s also common to see people wearing saffron or yellow, which symbolises purity and devotion.

Remember to remove your shoes when entering temple premises, and consider covering your head with a scarf if you’d like. Besides that, keep accessories simple and avoid flashy jewellery.

Be culturally sensitive in your clothing choices, and opt for comfort, especially in your footwear if you plan to join the procession or climb the stairs at Batu Caves. 

Are There Things to Eat?

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When visiting Batu Caves, you’ll find a wide range of delectable culinary choices to fulfil your cravings. You’ll find many food vendors serving local and classic Indian delicacies such as curries and biryanis.

If you want to grab a quick bite, there are also several street food stalls selling samosas and pakoras, as well as traditional drinks like lassi or chai. Remember to try the festival’s special offerings too, since Thaipusam may include free food giveaways by devotees!

Wrapping It Up

As you prepare to celebrate Thaipusam at Batu Caves, enjoy the simplicity of renting a car with WAHDAH, your reliable car rental partner. Having your own vehicle for this particular occasion not only eases your journey but also allows you to immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Thaipusam traditions.

So buckle up and prepare for a memorable Thaipusam experience with your loved ones, all made easier and more pleasurable by WAHDAH!

All Hail 2024! Thank you 2023!

It has been a blast serving you throughout 2023 – a year filled with memorable experiences and memories.

We would love to share some of our milestones and achievements.

  • WAHDAH currently operates about 4 hubs and 3 mini-hubs across Malaysia, which include the Southern Hub, Central Hub, Northern Hub, Langkawi Hub, Melaka Mini Hub, KLIA Mini Hub, and Sabah Mini Hub.
  • As our company has expanded and the number of staff has increased, we relocated to a new building as our headquarters in Melaka. The three-level building accommodates about 40 staff, with more to come.
  • WAHDAH Indonesia has officially covering major cities such as Jakarta, Bali, and Surabaya. Today, we have expanded our presence to Bandung, Yogyakarta, Lombok, Batam, and Makassar. Book now with a special offer for first-time booking in Indonesia!
  • WAHDAH Singapore is back in operation! Not only can you rent a car to drive around Singapore, but you can also request car rental with a chauffeur to cater to your journey throughout Singapore.

Thank you for trusting WAHDAH as your travel car rental partner in 2023. All these milestones and achievements are our motivation to continue to provide the best service. Let’s explore all the opportunities in 2024 and #RollingIntoTheFuture!

7 Practical Driving Tips in Indonesia – WAHDAH

Welcome to Indonesia, a land of diverse cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant cities. Driving in Indonesia offers a unique opportunity to explore this beautiful country at your own pace. However, for foreigners, navigating the roads here can be both exhilarating and challenging. 

To help you adapt to local traffic rules and driving habits, here are essential Indonesia driving tips:

1. Odd-Even System in Jakarta

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One of the most critical Indonesia driving tips, especially in Jakarta, revolves around the ‘Odd-Even System’ or ‘Sistem Ganjil Genap’. This system is unique to Jakarta and plays a crucial role in managing traffic flow. Vehicles with odd-numbered license plates and even-numbered ones are allowed on the roads on alternating days. 

This policy restricts private vehicles from entering specific zones based on the last digit of their license plate number. It’s vital to stay informed about these regulations, which you can easily do by checking the latest updates on Google Maps and Waze.

2. e-Toll Cards

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When driving across Jakarta, an e-Toll card, also known as e-Money, is indispensable. This card not only simplifies paying tolls but also can be used for parking, public transport like the KRL Commuter Line, and even in select minimarkets. 

You can purchase the e-Toll card from us or at local stores like Indomaret or Alfamart. Load it with a minimum of Rp50,000 for a smooth and hassle-free travel experience.

3. Parking Etiquette and Tips

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Parking in Indonesia often involves interaction with local parking attendants, especially near convenience stores like Lawson, Indomaret, and Alfamart. These individuals, while not official parking staff, play a vital role in assisting with parking and ensuring the safety of your vehicle. 

As part of Indonesian culture, it’s customary to tip them a minimum of Rp2,000. This gesture of goodwill is appreciated and contributes to the local community spirit.

4. Child Seats

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Traveling with children requires extra precautions, and one of the critical driving tips in Indonesia is ensuring the safety of young passengers. The type of child seat needed depends on your child’s height, weight, and the car’s specifications. 

For utmost safety and comfort, we recommend including a child seat in your rental. Please specify this need during your booking process to ensure the availability of a suitable child seat.

5. Navigating Indonesian Traffic

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Indonesian traffic can be busy, particularly in urban areas. Patience and attentiveness are key. Be prepared for sudden stops, and always keep a safe distance from other vehicles. Motorcycles are common, and they often weave through traffic, so extra vigilance is necessary.

6. Understanding Local Road Signs and Signals

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Familiarize yourself with Indonesian road signs and signals. While some signs are universal, others might be unique to the country. Knowing these signs will enhance your driving experience and ensure adherence to local laws.

7. Respect Local Customs and Practices

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Indonesia has a rich tapestry of local customs, and respecting these can make your journey more enjoyable. For instance, honking is often used as a friendly signal, especially in rural areas. Understanding and respecting these nuances will enrich your driving experience in Indonesia.

Driving in Indonesia can be a delightful experience, offering you the freedom to explore the country’s stunning landscapes and rich heritage. By following these essential driving tips in Indonesia, you’re set for an enjoyable and safe journey. 

Whether you’re cruising through the bustling streets of Jakarta or exploring the scenic countryside, these tips will help you navigate Indonesian roads like a local. Rent a car with WAHDAH today and explore Indonesia at your own leisure!

Steering Through Malaysian Driving Regulations

Comprehensive Guide for International Drivers

Exploring Malaysia by car offers travelers a unique opportunity to witness the country’s diverse cultures and stunning landscapes. To ensure a hassle-free journey, it is crucial to navigate through Malaysia’s driving regulations and requirements.

According to Section 28 outlined in the Road Transport Act 1987, of the act, ASEAN license holders can drive in Malaysia with their domestic licenses, provided they are valid. Hence, drivers from the 10 ASEAN member countries may freely use their national driver’s license in the other nine member countries without requiring an IDP.

These participating countries include:

  • Myanmar
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Brunei
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Philippines

Furthermore, it is essential for ASEAN license holders to present a valid driving license along with an English or Malay translation if the license is in a different language.

On the other hand, non-ASEAN citizens will require a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) to be allowed to drive on Malaysian roads during their trip here. 

This comes as, according to the Malaysian Department of Road Transport (JPJ), obtaining an IDP  is a MUST for drivers from non-ASEAN countries. 

Summary

ASEAN License Holders:

Drivers from ASEAN member countries (Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines) may use their domestic licenses in Malaysia. English or Malay translation is needed if the license is in a different language.

Non-ASEAN Citizens:

  • Require a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Malaysia.
  • IDP is essential and recognized worldwide.
  • Valid for up to one year.

Document Submission to process IDP:

  • Submit passport and valid driving license to your country’s embassy.
  • Embassy validates the license and issues the IDP.

IDP Eligibility Criteria and Application:

  • Check specific requirements of your home country.
  • Follow application procedures outlined by your country’s automobile association or government agency.

General Tips for IDP Application:

  • Research requirements of the issuing country.
  • Plan for varying processing times.
  • Beware of third-party services charging high fees.

In conclusion, understanding license recognition, obtaining an IDP when necessary, and adhering to specific requirements ensures a legal and enjoyable driving experience in Malaysia. Follow this guide for a smooth journey through the scenic roads of this culturally diverse country.

10 Christmas Events in Kuala Lumpur You Should Visit [2023]

Many communities in KL are meeting and planning Christmas events in preparation for the holiday season! Although the weather in Malaysia isn’t particularly festive, we can assure you that your Christmas will be one to remember! Whether you’re the Grinch or a cheerful elf this holiday season, here are some Christmas events in KL you shouldn’t miss!

We’d also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! May Christmas bring you and your family nothing but pleasure and joy.

  1. The Latin Christmas Charity Bazaar

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Save the date for this year’s Latin Bazaar! We’re happy to inform you that the Latin Women’s Association of Malaysia will hold the Latin Christmas Charity Bazaar 2023 for three days! The entire profit from this Christmas market in KL will be donated to the Selangor and Federal Territory Association for the Mentally Handicapped (SAMH).

Date: Friday to Sunday, 17th November to 19th November 2023

Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Location: The LINC KL, 360, Jln Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. Sip & Paint Night: Wishing Upon A Christmas Star

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Come try a fresh night out with paint and wine! Nothing beats spending a night doing what you enjoy, relaxing, chatting, or painting while sipping a glass of wine. This session is ideal for stress relief, especially for working adults. Don’t worry if you’ve never painted before; they’ll walk you through the process!

You can book your spot here!

Date: Saturday, 2nd December 2023

Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Location: Art & Bonding, No.22-3, Jalan 25/70A Desa Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50480

  1. Da Red Gobbo’s Secret Christmas Gift Exchange

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Visit the Warhammer @ Publika to celebrate the holidays and meet new Hobby friends by participating in the Annual Red Gobbo Gift Exchange! It’s pretty much like a Secret Santa where you’ll receive random Warhammer stuff from the Gift List at the store from another stranger!

The Secret Gift Exchange requires a minimum purchase of RM185. Once purchased, wrap your Exchange present and leave it at the store after you’ve purchased it. Make sure to return to the store on Saturday, December 16th 2023 for the Annual Holiday Party, which will include games, prizes, cookies, and the Secret Gift Exchange! 

Date: Saturday, 16th December 2023

Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Publika, D4-G3-3, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

  1. Latin Solo Xmas Dance Party 2023

Source: https://www.latinsolo.com/tc-events/latin-solo-xmas-dance-party-2023/

Don’t worry if you don’t have a partner! Simply attend this Christmas party in KL and dance your body away as the Latin music starts playing. This will be a fantastic gathering with dance performances and social dancing. Everyone is more than welcome to be here, and if you’re new to dancing, they also offer dance workshops that will keep your body moving!

Get your tickets here!

Date: Saturday, 16 December 2023

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Hotel Olympic Malaysia, Hotel Olympic Malaysia, Wisma Ocm, Jalan Hang Jebat, City Centre, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. ABWM Christmas Bazaar

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The Association for British Women in Malaysia is organising this Christmas bazaar in KL! There will be a variety of food vendors, charity booths, a Santa appearance, a kid’s section with a bouncy castle and face painting, carol singers, raffles and a cash bar, as well as other activities. If you want to be a part of this, contact them here and book a spot for RM25!

Date: Sunday, 26th November 2023

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Location: JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 183, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. Christmas Lunch Tatto

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This Christmas lunch at Tatto is another wonderful Christmas event in KL hosted by the ABWM! Join them for a fantastic three-course meal, carol singers, a Christmas quiz, and plenty of holiday fun. Sign up now before all of the spaces are gone!

Date: Thursday, 7th December 2023

Time: 12:30pm

Location: Tatto, G-1 Hampshire Place Office, Jalan Mayang Sari, Kuala Lumpur

  1. The School @ JayaOne Christmas Bazaar

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This one is for all the kids out there! Participate in My FirstSeed’s entertaining Kidpreneurs’ Weekend Bazaar to see youngsters sell their items and develop real-world skills while they learn about business. This is definitely one of the Christmas places to visit if you want to show your support for the little ones!

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 9th & 10th December 2023

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location: The School @ Jaya One, Block J, The School, Jaya One, 72A, Jln Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

  1. Christmas Coffee Morning and Pot Luck Lunch

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Another Christmas celebration in KL on ABWM House, come toast a glass of mulled wine to toast the holiday season. You’ll be enjoying a potluck lunch, so take this opportunity to show off your culinary skills because you’ll be bringing one! Sign up now to make this Christmas one to remember!

Date: Friday, 15th December 2023

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Location: ABWM House, 23, Jalan Telawi 9, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. Le Marché de Noël

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Le Marché de Noel is a fundraiser organised by members of KL’s French community to aid Malaysian children with potentially fatal medical illnesses. Since their inception, they have raised more than RM1.3 million, so let us be in this together during this season of giving.

Date: Thursday, 30th November 2023

Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Location: STEG Kuala Lumpur, 51, Jalan Tiong Nam, Off, Jln Raja Laut, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. Sunny Side Up Market: Christmas Edition 2023

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Get all of your holiday shopping done at this Christmas market in KL! The items that are selling here are a curated selection of local community merchants, ranging from clothing to accessories, home decor, natural beauty and wellness products, pet lifestyle products, handcrafted, festive meals, and other lovely souvenirs and gifts! This event is also 100% pet-friendly, so bring your furry companions along.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 2nd and 3rd December 2023

Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Location: Slate @ The Row, 44, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Ready to join the Christmas events?

Consider the ease of getting a rental car from WAHDAH, your trusted car rental company, as you prepare to experience these exciting Christmas events in KL. Having your vehicle to travel in during the Christmas season not only eases the journey but also allows you to enjoy the beauty and pleasure of the great Malaysian community throughout the holiday season!