As a dynamic developing nation, Malaysia keeps up with the world with excellent means of communication services. Tourists will find it convenient and easy to communicate with their loved ones or conduct meetings in Malaysia.
Malaysia has advanced network of telephone lines, both landlines and cellular phone lines. IDD is available. To call overseas, add the international access code (00), country code and area code before dialing the requisite number. The country code for Malaysia is 60. Public phones are made available in shopping malls, densely populated and high-traffic areas. The major telecommunication companies in Malaysia are TM Berhad, Celcom (013, 019 and 0148), Maxis (012, 017 and 0142), DiGi (010, 016, 0146, 014-30, 014-31 and 014-32) and U Mobile (018). Also includes 4G Provider YES 4G and P1 WiMax which are fully Digital WiMAX Operators.
Tourists can access internet easily using pre-paid mobile or data services from telecommunication companies. Most hotels have free wi-fi service and currently, the Government has even created wi-fi zones in high traffic areas. Internet cafes are also available.
Postal and courier services are available in Malaysia. Post offices can be found in the business district of all towns, and open from Monday to Saturday at 8:30am – 5:00pm, and closed on Sunday and Public Holiday and every first Saturday of the month. However, in shopping malls and hypermarkets, operating time is extended.
Major English language dailies and online news portal in Malaysia include the Mail Mail, Malaysiakini, Business Times, New Straits Times, The Star and The Sun. Others include the Sarawak Tribune and the Borneo Post in Sarawak and the Daily Express, Sabah Times, and Borneo Mail in Sabah.
Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) is state-run and operates TV1 and TV2 networks while TV3, ntv7, Astro and 8TV are all commercial networks. To stay abreast with the ever changing technology today, mobile television services are currently provided to users on their mobile device. Internet television is also made available and may be free, subscription or pay-per-view, multicast, unicast, or peer-to-peer, streamed or downloaded, and use a variety of distribution technologies.
As for radio services, there are a total of 19 private and 34 government-owned radio stations in Malaysia. Stations owned by the government operate under the Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) group. Other stations such as BBC World Service, China Radio International, Suara Malaysia and Voice of Vietnam are available in Malaysia via AM.