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Working Hours In Malaysia
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o     Government Offices
All government offices operate on a five-day week. In all states, except Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, offices are open from Mondays to Fridays and are closed during the weekend. Government offices in the states of Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu operate from Sundays to Thursdays. They are closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

If a public holiday (for festivals and special occasions) falls on a non-working day, the following day will be declared a holiday.

The working hours for government offices are as follows:

 

 Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya : 8.00am to 5.3Opm, Monday to Friday

 In Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu
8.00am to 4.45pm (from Sundays to Wednesdays) and
8.00am to 4.30pm (on Thursdays).

 In all other states, working hours are from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday
to Friday.

There is a long lunch break on Fridays (12.15pm 2.45pm) to allow the Muslims to perform their prayers.

 

o     Money Matters
Travellers are advised to bring a combination of travellers cheques, cash and credit cards. Credit cards are widely used in larger shopping establishments and hotels. Smaller establishments accept transactions in cash only. Those embarking on an island trip are advised to make prior financial arrangements on the mainland. Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, airports and money changers around the country.

o     Banking
All states except Kedah. Kelantan and Terengganu opening hours are as follows;

 Mondays to Thursdays:           9.15am 4.30pm

 Fridays                        :           9.15am 4.00pm

 Saturdays                   :            11.00am - 2.00pm (major branches only

 Sundays                      :            Closed

 

Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu opening hours are as follows;

 

 Sundays to Wednesdays         :           915am - 430pm

 Thursdays                                :           9.15am - 4.00pm

 Fridays                                     :           Closed

 

Most banks are closed on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Visitors are advised to obtain further information on local banking hours upon arriving at their destinations.



 
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