I didn’t think that i would live on a travelling bug, but i guess ever since AIESEC exchange at Shanghai, there comes some networking events which led me to travelling at some countries for conference based on issues, well not bad at all, learning while travelling because the most important part of travelling is meeting the locals personally. Anyways, so after backpacking some countries, this is one of my MUST advise, no i am not promoting, but they really do help A LOT.
You can visit ISIC website HERE and YHA website HERE. The first impression of the website already gives you the understanding of how useful it can be. You can apply both of these cards from MSL Travel Sdn Bhd. They are the only Student and Youth Travel Bureau in Malaysia. You would be surprise of the packages they can offer for students travelers, simply just drop by their office.
MSL Travel Sdn Bhd, Suite 1006, Level 10, PJ Tower, AMCORP Trade Centre, Persiaran Barat, 46050 Petaling Jaya, , Malaysia , Tel : + 603 – 795 84 722
MSL Travel Sdn Bhd, Red Rock Hotel Lobby, Macalister Road, 10400 Penang, Malaysia.Tel : + 604 – 227 2655
I did mine in Penang branch as a reason that they didn’t require as much verification as much KL branch did. What you need to bring? Bring your Passport Photo Size, 20bucks for ISIC application while 40bucks for YHA application, and your university verification letter, or anything VALID enough to prove that you are a student.
And my other words is that, please consider applying these cards when you are travelling, because the validity is 15 months, thus don’t expect applying it and then you have a lifetime benefits. This card seriously help me when i was in China travelling because who reads USM student card in Malay Language rather than a student Card globally known? Notice the French language at the ISIC card? On the other hand YHA works such a way of being a group of hostel under this network to provide discounted rate youth hostel stays.
Well, do your homework first to see how does these cards can help you =) It’s one of my advice for students travelers. Of course please consider travelling insurance too!