The Low Down on Malaysian Currency
Bank Negara Malaysia
|Currency sub unit:|
RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50, RM100
1 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen, 50 sen
The official currency of Malaysia is the ringgit and is abbreviated to the currency code RM or MYR. Each ringgit is divided into 100 sen and is issued by the Bank Negara Malaysia.
Translated from Malay, ringgit is the - now obsolete - term for ‘jagged’; named as such due to the serrated edges of silver Spanish dollar coins used during the Portuguese colonial era.
The ringgit was introduced in 1993 to replace the Malaysian dollar, which was used from 1967.
The most commonly used bills for Malaysian ringgit are the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 notes.
What to spend your ringgit on:
Meal for 2
Local bus ticket
Admission to the Petronas Towers
A summer dress
Must-See places in Malayasia
Buying Malaysian Ringgit Online is Easy
Simply order your Malaysian Ringgit online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly.
- 1. Click the ‘Buy ringgit Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose where to get it
Collect your currency from 33 Travelex stores.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.