Getting Free Wi-Fi in Malaysia

If your trip to Malaysia isn’t supposed to be a solitary voyage of self-discovery, then you probably want to brag a bit on social media with those picturesque landscapes and turquoise waters – or skype with home. Most modern nations today have readily accessible free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout major metropolitan areas, and Malaysia delivers on that experience.

Here are a few tips on where and how to best access free Wi-Fi in Malaysia.

Restaurants

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The state governments of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor have made it mandatory for food outlets in their respective municipalities to provide a free Wi-Fi connection to customers. This service extends to eateries such as McDonalds, KFC and most restaurants throughout the nation. Buying a drink will allow you to access their Internet.

Coffee shops

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As in most other countries, coffee shops usually offer free Wi-Fi and you will see people with their laptops working or procrastinating while sipping on their drinks. Mega chain coffee shops such as Starbucks, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, PappaRich, and Old Town White Coffee are all required to offer Wi-Fi by their parent group.

Smartphone Apps

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There are a number of apps assisting you not only to track the nearest Wi-Fi, but also supply you with their passwords. An example is Kirill Kudin’s free iPhone app, which uses your phone’s GPS and network triangulation capabilities to determine nearby Wi-Fi networks. The limitation of this free application is that it only allows you to search for free hotspots within a 1km radius.

Stay safe

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Make sure not to input sensitive information when using a public Wi-Fi. Hacking into the network and tracking its traffic is relatively easy. If you need to make payments, then look to see if you can use services such as paysafecard – which can be bought for cash and allow the user to input a code online – than to be handing out your credit card details.

5 comments on Getting Free Wi-Fi in Malaysia

  1. happy wheels
    3 years ago
    October 25, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Many eating places have free wifi, although often the connection is slow / limited.

    Reply
  2. pikachu
    2 years ago
    February 4, 2020 at 3:23 am

    thank you

    Reply
  3. Molly
    2 years ago
    June 15, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    whenever gonna visit malaysia, will visit these places.

    Reply
  4. y8
    1 year ago
    March 13, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Great post, Thanks for providing us this great knowledge, Keep it up.

    Reply
  5. Henry
    6 months ago
    January 8, 2022 at 8:53 am

    One thing I’ve learned after traveling with my friends in Malaysia, is that it can be incredibly difficult to find free WI-FI if you’re on a budget. The internet is essentially more of an expensive luxury rather than a need.

    Reply

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