Start packing your bags and head to Malaysia for your next vacay as Indians can travel to this island nation visa-free throughout 2020. By Bayar Jain
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✨our first time in a mosque✨ • So there’s a first time for everything right… well this was the first time we have ever been inside a mosque! ???????????? • I’d never even thought about going to a mosque before being told I had to see this one, and I can now see why! This mosque was so beautiful and absolutely massive! ???????????? • We learnt a lot about the architecture of the building and we even got to go inside the main prayer hall! It was pretty surreal! ???????????? • Have you ever done something you never thought you’d do? Maybe it was going into a mosque like me! ???????? ???????? ???????? • ????SAVE THIS FOR WILAYAH MOSQUE TIPS???? – the mosque opens at 10am for tourists, this is the best time to go as no prayers are being held and you get to see everything. – the tour is free and provided by a volunteer – the appropriate dressing is provided by the mosque if you do not have your own. – it’s about a 20 minute drive from the center of KL and a grab will cost you about 20MYR or a little more I think – the mosque has wifi if you don’t have a sim card so you can get a grab back to town! – type federal territory mosque into google maps and that’s the one! – the tour takes about 30-45 minutes and you can take as many pictures as you like! . . . . . #malaysia #kualalumpur #seasia #wilayahmosque #mosque #seasiatrip #seasiatraveltips #traveltips #travelling #backpackers #travelcouple #bestfriends #explore #world #culture #lovelife #adventure #adventurers #lifeisgood #photo #photography #amazing #views #sky #travellers #asia #soulmate #togetherforever
Any international vacation comes with the baggage of meticulous planning, and often an anxiety-filled visa process. The sheer uncertainty of getting that precious governmental stamp on your passport can easily make or break your travel dreams. The Malaysian government, however, has taken away this stress, thanks to their new visa rules for Indians.
In 2020, Indians (and Chinese) flying down to this Asian nation for up to 15 days will now be able to travel visa-free using the Electronic Travel Registration and Information (eNTRI). This can be availed, both – individually and through travel agencies. But, as with all things good, a hidden ‘terms and conditions’ is attached to this too. Entry and exit for tourists will take place through select, authorised airports and entry points. It will include the Changlun, Kedah, Sarawak, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar in Johor, Johor Bahru railway station, Tanjung Kupang, Padang Besar, Bukit Kayu Hitam, and more.
Proof of sufficient cash for expenses, a travel itinerary, and a valid return ticket are some of the required documents needed to avail the advantage. Moreover, the registered tourists must travel to Malaysia within three months, and the 15-day-visa-free period would be non-extendable.
This move is taken in order to improve tourism sustainability, promote Malaysia’s arts and culture, and experience Malaysian hospitality first-hand. This same idea reflects in the country’s nation-wide mission, Visit Malaysia 2020 (VMY2020). Launched by Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad, VMY2020 aims to bring 30 million international tourists to the nation.