One of the most enjoyable things about living in Malaysia is getting behind the wheel and heading out on the open roads which take you through vibrant cities, coastal stretches, past highland mists and verdant jungles. Unlike most countries in South East Asia, Malaysia offers great driving opportunities as there is an impressive network of highways in peninsular Malaysia.
Our recent car survey showed that although most companies have cut down in offering company cars to expats, 73 percent of expats do own personal cars while 26 percent said they planned to purchase a new car in the next year. Though some expats prefer to use public transport, the majority like the extra freedom and mobility that comes with owning a car.
Many expats start driving without familiarising themselves with the local rules and regulations, which can make for a very steep and slightly scary learning curve. This section of our website is intended to help expats explore the open road safely and legally. There’s a lot to see in Malaysia so we hope you have a pleasant and safe driving experience.