Sending packages from Malaysia

When you buy CD’s, DVD’s or other media in Malaysia, you sometimes run the risk that the customs snaffle it. To avoid problems you can send these kind of articles to yourself. You still run the risk that the package is picked out, but the change is smaller anyway. You can send a package in Malaysia at the post office, POS Malaysia. Ask at your hotel where to find the closest establishment. In the area Bukit Bintang there’s a post office at the third floor in Sungei Wang Plaza (it is indicated on signs). The post office here is opened daily from 10.30 am till the closing of the shopping mall.

Main postal office POS Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur

The same applies for packages. You bring the full packet to an establishment of POS Malaysia. The package will be wrapped up here and will be equipped with a packing slip, save your copy well. Sometimes you have to wrap up your package ‘again’ yourself, which means that you have to wrap special POS Malaysia paper around your own package and you stick the package slip upon it. You receive a form then; you fill the address of the consignee, your own passport number, signature and name. Indicate also what type of transmission it is (sea or air) and what’s in the box (parcel or for example documents). The shipping depends on the type of transmission. When you send your package by Airmail, you have to pay a significant amount. The package however will be arriving at the destination within a few days.

Postal Service POS Malaysia

Surface Mail is by far the cheapest solution. Especially sending for heavy packages by Airmail is priceless (3,5kg for example costs about RM160 shipping), the package however arrives within a week. When you send a package of 2 kg with Surface Mail, it costs about RM44. When you send a package by Surface Mail, it can take longer before your package will be delivered at your door. Sending by Surface Mail takes 1 to 3 months in Malaysia.

Do you want to know the costs before sending the package via POS Malaysia? For information about package rate: go to the website of POS Malaysia. Then go to the section ‘Postage Rates’. Click in this new window on ‘Mail Rates’. Select here ‘International’ and ‘Surface Mail’ and for example ‘Zone D’ for sending to Europe. Then indicate the weight and click on ‘Submit’. You see then in a new page the postage rate of the packet. In case it is than 2kg, it’ll cost RM44′.

10 comments on Sending packages from Malaysia

  1. Cat
    6 years ago
    September 4, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Nice article!

    I am thinking of sending something much larger – e.g. a big box of clothes (I will need to get a suitable box somewhere) around 15kg. Would this still be the best company to do it with or is there a better one?


    • Chye
      6 years ago
      October 28, 2016 at 7:15 am

      You may consider Mail Boxes Etc (MBE). They represent multiple courier companies in Malaysia and you can choose the best option under one roof.

  2. Asty
    6 years ago
    January 11, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I would like to send food such as dried spices, biscuits, Chinese New Year tee sang, to EU. It is a gift. Could you advise how I could do so?

  3. Vitaly
    5 years ago
    October 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I want to buy something from Malaysian site that seller ship just in Malaysia, do you have some services that can buy and send to me or provide address and i will make order to Malaysian address and they will send the item to me.


    • gwithfs
      5 years ago
      January 22, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      What do you need to buy, i will help you.

      • Vitaly
        5 years ago
        January 22, 2018 at 8:17 pm


        It’s a small key-chain or few of them, the key-chain is a “Xiaomi bunny”.

        if you still can help me with that can you contact me via email?

        [email protected]

        Thank you.

  4. [email protected]
    4 years ago
    August 2, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Hi i want to send things to the Philippines but I don’t know can you help me?

  5. Jer
    4 years ago
    May 16, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Trying to bring a iMac from Malaysia to Maldives, how do I bring and what will be the charges?

  6. short life
    3 years ago
    October 30, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Thanks for the definitive guide. I had ordered from LookFantsatic two weeks ago and haven’t received my order. I was getting a little impatient and anxious. Reading your guide calms my nerves a little. And it helps that you recommended LookFantastic as one of the sites to online shop on. Phew.

  7. Jack Scott
    10 months ago
    January 25, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    I had ordered from LookFantsati yeah


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