International Data Roaming
ALWAYS remember to switch your handphone to Airplane Mode, to avoid getting billed unnecessary.
If you have a handphone with Dual-Sim capability, REMEMBER to toggle your Internet settings to use the non auto roaming telco for data transfer.
Tourist SIM Cards In Malaysia
In Malaysia, there are a number of telco offering tourist’s SIM Card (a package that commonly includes voice and mobile Internet services). In this article, I will do a breakdown of the major telco’s price plan and finally end with a recommendation of my own.
If you would like to skip all the introductory details, and fast track to the conclusion just go to our FAQ section.
Mobile top-up services (Now available at Changi Airport) ** Latest
Malaysia telco mobile top up service is available at all Changi Recommend outlets and is available for the major telco providers in Malaysia such as Celcom, Digi, Maxis, Tune Talk and U Mobile. The top up credits can be purchased from as low as SGD3.50 for a RM10 top up credit.
You need to already have a registered phone number with the respective telco, and use it to top up your own prepaid balance or send credits home for your family.
Things to note is that the credit top up are not immediate and will take up to 6 hours for it to be reflected, and you also need to text them with your order number to get it processed.
Changi Mobile (Now available at Changi Airport) ** Latest
Sign up and register a new line with Changi Mobile with the below VAS (value added services).
Comes with various plans to suit every individual’s needs in Singapore and during overseas. You can use it for unlimited data roaming overseas and is available in 14 countries.
There are various travel packs offering unlimited data package or limited data with 30 days validity, depending on the destination country you will be travelling to.
Below you will be able to find the list of roaming network partners in their respective countries with Changi Mobile.
Tune Talk (Now Available At Changi Airport)
Where to buy Malaysia SIM card in Singapore ? Arriving at Singapore Changi Airport en-route to Malaysia, and worried about the trouble to look for a prepaid sim card in Malaysia ? Now you can save the hassle and pre-order before your flight. Collection for online bookings or walk-in purchases can be done at all Changi Recommend outlets located throughout Changi Airport. Starter Pack at SGD12, comes with 1000MB data (valid for 7 days) and RM5 credit.
Changi Recommend Outlets
Changi Airport Terminal 1 Transit Area, Level 2 beside Omega, operating 24×7 (Transit Area)
Changi Airport Terminal 1 Arrival Hall, Level 1 beside Starbucks, operating 24×7 (Public Area)
Changi Airport Terminal 2 Arrival Hall, Level 1 Opposite belt 34, operating 24×7 (Public Area)
Changi Airport Terminal 2 Departure Hall, Changi Airport Singapore, operating 24×7 (Public Area)
Changi Airport Terminal 3 Arrival Hall, Level 1 beside McDonalds, operating 24×7 (Public Area)
Top Up Packages
Can be purchased at all petrol stations, 7-11 outlets and KK Mart in Malaysia
|RM10||RM15||RM 20||RM 30||RM 20||RM 20|
|Period||10 Day||20 Days||20 Days||30 Days||50 Days||100 Days|
|Free call & sms||10sms||NIL||20sms||30Min||50Min||RM 10|
DIGI ** Updated
Always a leader when it comes to introducing new price plans for consumers. Ultimately, its the end users who benefit from the constant review.
Digi Prepaid RAJA combo plans
Starter Pack at RM15, (valid for 30 days)
Free 500MB 4G Internet
Unlimited YouTube data
Unlimited social media data (Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok)
Unlimited calls to Malaysia number
Free 30 minutes IDD call
CELCOM XPAX ** Updated
Has the widest coverage for rural areas and places off the beaten path. In my opinion, they are second only to Maxis.
Starter pack at RM30 with 10 days validity
Unlimited WhatsApp and WeChat
10GB high speed internet
Free Internet roaming in Singapore (1GB) and Thailand (1GB)
U MOBILE ** Updated
Their packages are highly configurable and affordable, but probably lacking in the coverage areas. Still it’s worth considering if you are spending most of your time in the city.
FREE U Mobile Tourist SIM pack when you land at KLIA2 or Sabah international airport.
Collection of free U mobile tourist sim card can be done at
KLIA – Arrival Hall Level 2 (L2-74) / Departure Hall
U Mobile Tourist SIM card
Starter pack at RM12, valid for 12 days
Unlimited data usage
Unlimited local voice calls
1GB hotspot Internet
Leader of the pack, with the widest coverage and fastest Internet speed in Malaysia but little to offer in terms of prepaid plans.
Starter pack at RM10, with RM5 preload value (valid for 5 days) and 300MB Internet (valid for 2 days)
Additional Internet data for 1000MB (RM3)
Compare the plans offered by the different Malaysia telco and decide for yourself
Conclusion – If I spent majority of my time in the city, then U Mobile is the choice for me – Flexibility at affordable costs.
Singapore M1 Subscriber Take Note !
If you are an existing Singapore M1 handphone plan subscriber, you can enroll for their Data Passport at an additional SGD10 per destination per month. With M1 Data Passport, you can utilize your local Singapore data bundle as you roam (along with any upsized data or Youth/Senior benefits). Do note that this Data Passport is only for roaming on Celcom network and not any other Malaysia telco networks.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the tourist sim card
Powered by M1, Changi Mobile offers no-contract & SIM-only plans.
Changi Mobile’s mobile plans are available for sign up by anyone at least 16 years of age, locals and foreigners alike. All you need is a valid NRIC/FIN/Passport, and a Mastercard/Visa Credit or Debit card.
You can find the complete of travel destinations here
You will need to sign up for a Changi Mobile plan before purchasing any add-on roaming plan
You can purchase the roaming travel pack in the Changi Go mobile app and payment has to be successful before you can utilize the roaming services.
To use roaming services, turn on “Roaming service” in Changi Go mobile app (Home > Mobile > Roaming)
There are no roaming packs for talk time and SMS services
Reload and prepaid services are available using MyDigi mobile app, MyDigi web app, Digi retail outlets, 24-hours Digi self-service kiosks, online banking and all major convenience stalls such as 7-11, FamilyMart, 99 Speedmart etc
You can use MyDigi mobile app, MyDigi web app or by dialing *126#
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