Important Information for MGCC Trainees

VISA APPLICATION

Kindly submit the requested documents at least three (3) months in advance to ensure a smooth application process.

Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least twelve (12) months before you arrive in Malaysia and at least six (6) months upon departure. Depending on the desired duration of internship, the passport might need to have a longer validity.

For visa application, MGCC will provide trainees with a checklist and advise on the required documents. Additionally, MGCC requires a confirmation letter in English issued by the respective universities, professors, or regional high court (Oberlandesgericht) for legal clerks. This letter should indicate that the internship with MGCC is compulsory for your studies / education.

We will keep in touch with you regarding the necessary steps.

Please click here visit the website of the Department for Foreign Affairs to acquire further important information before you travel abroad.

MEDICAL

The medical facilities in Malaysia are very well established with reputable medical centres that are easily accessible. Common medications can also be bought from pharmacies without doctors’ prescriptions. Malaysia is free from deadly diseases, therefore no vaccinations are compulsory. However, it is recommended to obtain general vaccinations against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhus, polio, tetanus and diphtheria, especially if you want to travel in Southeast Asa. These vaccinations should be taken six (6) months prior the arrival in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur as well as the closer coastal-areas are considered malaria-free; the jungle areas are an exception. However, there is a potential risk of dengue fever. Dengue occurs nationally in Malaysia with increased risk in urban and suburban areas. Peak transmission is in the late monsoon season (October through February in East peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak; July through August in West Malaysia). Please take the necessary precautions against mosquito bites.

An overview can be found here.

The temperature in Malaysia is between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius with 70% - 90% humidity. However, shopping malls and offices are air-conditioned and you are advised to bring at least one jacket, shawl or cardigan. During office hours from Monday to Friday, you are required to wear proper and decent office attire. Please bear in mind that Malaysia is an Islamic country. Therefore, clothes should cover shoulders and skirts should not be too short.

ARRIVAL IN MALAYSIA

Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), you will head straight to immigration. Then, you will come to the baggage claim hall, where you will find Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) for money withdrawal, as well as money changers. Once you passed customs control, you can arrange for your transportation to Kuala Lumpur either by taxi, train or bus.

Taxi

The journey from the airport to Kuala Lumpur via taxi takes 45 – 60 minutes. Upon your arrival, there are taxi counters at the arrival hall in KLIA that offer fixed taxi fares and passengers get to choose between budget taxi and premier taxi. 50% surcharge will be added for travelling between 12 midnight and 6 in the morning.

  • Budget taxi: normal limousine with affordable price, around RM 75
  • Premier taxi: luxury limousine (e.g. Proton Perdana) with more space, around RM 100

Estimated taxi fares are available at the official website of Airport Limo (www.airportlimo.my)

KLIA Ekspres

Alternatively, you might want to take the KLIA Ekspres, a non-stop airport transfer via express train to central Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral) in less than half an hour.

The train frequency is every 15 – 20 minutes and operates between 5 am and 12 am. The train departs from the first floor from the airport and you can reach first floor with the elavator, where you also find the ticket counter and the track. The ticket costs Malaysian Ringgit (RM) 35 per way and can be purchased online.

Kindly visit KLIA Ekspres homepage (www.kliaekspres.com) for further information.

At KL Sentral, you can take a taxi (approx. RM10 – RM20) to get to your next destination.

Bus

Bus shuttles are available from KLIA to Kuala Lumpur, too. Shuttles depart every 15 minutes and the drive takes about one hour. You will find the bus station on the second floor and a ticket costs around RM10 for one way.

To find out more on the bus schedules, routes, as well as purchase of tickets, please go to www.airportcoach.com.my.

Contact

Dr. Eva Langerbeck
Head of Corporate Services

+60-3-9235 1800
+60-3-9235 1930
Eva Langerbeck