After facing multiple lockdowns, Malaysians are now flying to all four corners of the globe. While there are the options of using public transport or hailing a taxi, there’s nothing quite like renting a car and going off the beaten track to feel the wind on your face and really take in the stunning scenery.

While Malaysians don’t have to apply for an International Driving Permit in ASEAN countries such as Singapore or if you’re in Australia for a holiday, you will need one in places such as the USA and South Korea.

For instance, for this writer personally, public transportation can be tricky in Jeju island and it can be easier to rent a car, and more economical especially if you’re travelling in a group.

Also, imagine being caught driving illegally in a foreign country, especially if you *touch wood* find yourself in a car accident. You don’t want to end up in jail because you tried to bribe a police officer.

malaysia international driving permit

The process of getting your IDP is pretty easy and affordable at RM150 per year. Here’s what to do.

Note: It is advisable to carry your original driving licence along with your IDP when you drive overseas.

Eligibility:What you willl need:Where to get your international driving permit

Make sure to do a search on their operation hours before heading there, but here’s where you can get it:List of Countries Where Your IDP Can Be Used

countries where Malaysian international driving permit can be used

It’s that easy, have fun on your travels!

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