Contacting Home

Located in the same time zone as Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Perth, Miri’s close proximity to international hubs and well serviced airport make Curtin Malaysia a convenient destination, and a place where it is easy to stay in touch with your family and friends at home. So go ahead, call your mom, she’d appreciate it.


You can get connected with a local mobile phone SIM when you arrive, or use Skype and other online VOIP apps to make calls, texts and video links back home. Stay connected on social media, and while you’re at it, be sure to like Curtin Malaysia on Facebook


Malaysia Standard Time (MST) or Waktu Piawai Malaysia (WPM) or Malaysia Time (MYT) is the standard time used in Malaysia. It is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and Coordinated Universal Time, often referred to as GMT+8:00 or UTC+08:00.

City Hours Difference
Tokyo +1
Seoul +1
Beijing 0
Shanghai 0
Hong Kong 0
Bangkok 0
Singapore 0
Jakarta 0
Mumbai 0
Sydney 0
Auckland 0


Whether your family and friends are planning to visit, or you need to travel home at certain times, there’s a choice of airlines and frequent flights departing from Miri’s international airport. Malaysia Airlines, MASwings and Air Asia connect Miri with Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru, and Labuan. From both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore connections to most international destinations are possible.

Should you need to book hotel accommodation for guests coming to visit, you may want to check out either or Agoda for reviews of hotels in the area as well as reservation options.