Visitors are not allowed to bring more than MYR 1,000.00 in cash per person into Malaysia.

Money Changers
There are numbers of authorised money changers in the city, especially at the ground floor in the shopping centers, such as at the Centre Point, Warisan Square and Wisma Merdeka.

Money changers in the Kota Kinabalu accepts all major currencies such as USD, EUR, GBP, HKD, AUD, SGD…

Money changers, Banks Forex Kiosks or Hotels Forex Booths all offer pretty similar rates, you might gain a few cents here and there, but on the whole it won’t be much. Hotels will normally tend to charge more commission. Forex booths in the airport normally offer the worst rates.

ATM, Debit Cards & Credit Cards
There are a lot ATM (Maestro/Cirrus card) machines in the city that you can use your ATM card to withdraw MYR. You can easily find international banks (HSBC, CitiBank, Standard Chartered) or local banks (Maybank, Public Bank) ATM machines to get out cash as needed without problems.

A lot of credit cards are widely accepted in most established shops and restaurants. Remember to inform you banks that you are traveling so that your cards won’t be blocked. Do practice basic security rules to protect your cards.

ATM/Credit Cards will usually give good exchange rates.

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4 Responses
  1. yee says:

    May I know the rate exchange for old hongkong and shanghai corporation(1990) to malaysia’s currency?at the value of 20?

  2. thoma says:

    wat do u mean by old hongkong currency?
    are u saying as in china yuan??

  3. yatt says:

    Hi, need to know the address of Citibank branch in KK……
    Couldn’t find it in any webpage even in citibank webpage……

  4. Leah says:

    Hello, I just want to inquire about the business hours of the money changers in KK International Airport terminal 2. Is it open until 8pm? thanks :) I hope to hear from you asap.

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