Dress code for Malaysia


When at work, the standard professional Western business attire of suits and ties for men and suits or skirts/ pants and blouse for women are appropriate. Please note Malaysia is hot and humid, so you will need to dress comfortably and appropriately for the climate.

It’s a modern nation with a mix of ethnic groups and religions. Therefore there is no specific or uniform dress code for visitors in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. You’ll see Malaysian women wearing a scarf or veil over their hair, some wearing loose clothing that covers them entirely, as well as women in shorter skirts, fitted tops and heels.

Wearing T-shirts or short-sleeve shirts with long pants, calf-length dresses that also cover your shoulders or skirts that drop below the knee will help you minimise sunburn, keep cool and feel culturally comfortable. If visiting mosques and temples, you may be required to wear your scarf over your hair and wear a skirt instead of pants.

Remember, too, many places of worship require visitors to remove their footwear, so wear shoes that slip on and off easily.

Adapted from: Rough Guides [ONLINE] http://www.roughguides.com/destinations/asia/malaysia/culture-etiquette/#ixzz4D83oqaqG, viewed on 10 November 16
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