oGovernment 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:
ØKuala Lumpur and Putrajaya : to 5.3Opm, Monday to Friday
ØIn Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu 8.00am to 4.45pm (from Sundays to Wednesdays) and (on Thursdays).
ØIn all other states, working hours are from to , Monday to Friday.
There is a long lunch break on Fridays () to allow the Muslims to perform their prayers.
oMoney Matters Travellers are advised to bring a combination of traveller’s 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.
oBanking All states except Kedah. Kelantan and Terengganu opening hours are as follows;
ØMondays to Thursdays:
ØSaturdays : (major branches only
Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu opening hours are as follows;
ØSundays to Wednesdays:915am - 430pm
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.