You’re found the perfect cup of white coffee in a chic little cafe, set in a heritage building. But… pics or it didn’t happen, amiright? Posting your amazing selfie in exotic locations is a pretty integral part to any holiday these days. More importantly, Google Maps is a travellers best friend when you’re frequently exploring new corners of the globe. So having a chunk of data to use is very useful, and buying a local sim card when you land is a good way to avoid the huge shocker of a bill from data roaming charges. There are of course other options, like a good roaming plan, or renting the internet device, or relying on your hotel WiFi or hunting down free WiFi spots in the city. But I [personally prefer the reliability of spending just a little bit more on a SIM card, so I get constant good connectivity and peace of mind that I have enough data to last my trip.

We’ve picked out some of the best sim cards to get when you travel in different cities. This one is for Malaysia.

What SIM Card to Buy in Malaysia

Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia

Carrier: Celcom

Alternative: Hotlink

Price: MYR 5 (SGD 1.5), pre-loaded MYR 3 and 500 MB data

Best place to buy: Telco shops and convenient stores

Travel lengths 2-5 days 10 days >3GB (2 weeks and beyond)
SIM Cards  XPax & Hotlink XPax

U Mobile

SGD10 for the UMI30 gives you 7.5GB for 30 days + 1GB free