Living & getting around in Malaysia

Accommodation (Click here to view Hostel Brochure)
ATC will assist in arranging accommodation for international students. Accommodation is usually on a twin-sharing basis. If you have special requests or needs concerning accommodation, please notify our Student Services.

Getting Around
Kuala Lumpur, widely known as KL, is the capital city of Malaysia. Petaling Jaya, known as PJ, is the largest neighbouring town. After the first few weeks, you will very likely be familiarised with the city and its people, local life, customs and culture, transport, and places of interest.

Living Costs
It is advisable to plan ahead for your expenses in Malaysia. In addition to tuition fees, costs may at minimum include food, books and stationery, accommodation, clothing, travel, entertainment, healthcare, insurance, visa renewal, etc.

The local currency is Ringgit Malaysia (RM). It is generally easy to convert currencies at the money changers and banks in Malaysia. Most organisations in Malaysia accept major credit cards and some accept travellers' cheques.

Upon arriving in Malaysia, we advise you to open an account with a local bank. You will need to obtain a letter from our Student Services for this purpose.

You can make phone calls through residential phones, public phone booths, and mobile phones. Communication via email has become quite popular. IDD call cards are available to offer special rates for overseas calls.

Post offices can be found in nearly all towns and neighbourhoods, where you can mail letters, cards, and gifts to your home country. Major courier companies such as DHL, FedEx and UPS operate outside of Malaysia.

For more information about Malaysia,you may refer to the following websites:

Orientation and Assistance
The International Student Centre at our Student Services will be glad to assist you. It will be our pleasure to make you feel at home here. We look forward to welcoming you and wishing you

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