Kuala Lumpur - Money

Date Links: 
Fri 10/06 │ Sat 11/06

Accommodation: Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

 We’ll seldom be far from a bank/ATM. Moneychangers offer better rates than banks for changing cash and (at times) travellers cheques; usually open later hours and on weekends and found in shopping malls.

Tips:

- the withdraw limit is very high and will suit our needs.

- 'cash-out' is not practiced, so we'll need to carry more cash.

- debit cards are not used, so ditto more cash.

- local banks/ATMS have a 6 digit PIN, so will add this to the questions when I speak to our banks... although Mitch (from TravelAdvisor) kindly advised that their 4 PIN works when in Malaysia.

Local Currency - 
RM1.00 = 100 sen.

Currency denominations in RM1, RM2, RM5, RM10, RM50, RM100, 1 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen.

Lost or Stolen Credit/Debit Cards: 

ANZ:

Call the operator in our current locality and book a reverse charge call to Australia - Telephone: 613-9683-7043

Commonwealth:

Call the operator in our current locality and book a reverse charge call to Australia - Telephone: 612-9273-2730 

Westpac:

Call the operator in our current locality and book a reverse charge call to Australia - Telephone: 612-9374-7082

Alternatively, for credit cards:

Call into any financial institution displaying the MasterCard or Visa sign.

A temporary card will be sent to you from MasterCard or Visa for use whilst overseas (for a maximum of 12 months). An emergency cash advance can also be arranged for you through MasterCard or Visa if required. You will need to notify us of your lost card when you return to Australia and a replacement card (and additional card if applicable) will be issued to your home address. 


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