Penang Travel Tips And Things To Do In Penang

PENANG INFORMATION - Banking & Currency


Several international foreign banks such as Citibank, HSBC Bank and Standard Chartered Bank operate in Penang, Malaysia.  The banks operate on a 5-day week, from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm.  All commercial banks are licensed for foreign currency transactions.


Credit Cards

Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diner's Club credit cards are widely in most of the shopping centres, hotels and fast food outlets, petrol stations and restaurants.


Malaysian Currency

Ringgit Malaysia (Rm) is the currency used in Malaysia.  The ringgit notes and coins in circulation are :

Dollar Notes  
Rm100                                                             Malaysia $100.00
Rm50 Malaysia $ 50.00
Rm10 Malaysia $ 10.00
Rm5 Malaysia $ 5.00
Rm1 Malaysia $1.00
50 sen 50 cents
20 sen 20 cents
10 sen 10 cents
5 sen 5 cents



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