Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide
Purpose-built shipping boxes and materials provided
Trusted with your shipments for over 25 years
Pick your own dates for shipment delivery and collection
Enjoy 2 weeks FREE storage before and after shipping
We handle the quarantine and customs clearance process
Malaysia is a multicultural country in southeast Asia filled with a rich heritage. From the iconic Petronas Towers located in the capital of Kuala Lumpur, busy shopping districts, or the famous Batu Caves, there’s always something for visitors and permanent residents to do.
Shipping to Malaysia for over 25 years, Seven Seas Worldwide’s unbeatable service helps over 1400 customers each year move or store personal belongings, excess baggage, and household items to Malaysia. From shipping clothing to household goods, we’ve worked tirelessly to ensure our shipping process is simple, affordable, and transparent.
A reliable shipping service to Malaysia for over 25 years
Our fast, flexible and affordable shipping service runs like clockwork whilst keeping you informed via our very own tracking service. Whatever your reason to ship to Malaysia, nothing is too big or too small for Seven Seas Worldwide. Here are just a few of the advantages we offer that makes sending boxes overseas simple:
- We’ve got your back every step of the way: we have a vast network of depots spread out across the globe, from South Africa, China, Canada, and countless countries in between. This allows our multilingual team to support your shipment's journey without any third-party involvement.
- No hidden charge guarantee: the price you receive from our free no-obligation quote tool is the price you pay. We pride ourselves on our transparent pricing, so you can rest easy knowing there'll be no hidden charges lurking.
- Multilingual support service: if you ever have any concerns during the shipping process, our friendly and highly experienced team is just a phone call away and speak several languages, including Cantonese, Mandarin, and Afrikaans.
- Safe and secure international storage before shipping overseas: store your belongings free of charge for two weeks with our MoveCube® and Baggage Worldwide shipping services, or at an affordable cost for an extended period.
Overseas shipping to Malaysia in 5 easy steps
Free online quick quote
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.
Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and shipment collection dates that suit you.
Securely pack your items
We deliver your empty shipping boxes or MoveCube®, ready for you to fill.
We collect and ship
Complete the online documentation. Then we'll transport your shipment to its destination.
Delivered to your address
Our team will clear your goods through customs and deliver them safely to your new home.
What size are our chemically-hardened shipping boxes?
At Seven Seas Worldwide, we directly control our international network, so when we use other partner organisations, you will see this on your quote. This means shipping your items to Malaysia has never been safer and more accessible. Our chemically-hardened boxes are purpose-built to withstand long journeys and come in two main sizes, Large and Standard. We can also provide top-quality packing materials to help you transport your belongings from A to B safely and securely.
The two primary boxes we offer are Large, which are best for bedding, sports equipment, and clothes and the other is Standard, best for children’s toys, books, files, and papers. However, please note that to protect our drivers, we cannot accept any box that exceeds 30kg/66lbs. Instead, we recommend that you overestimate the number of boxes you think you’ll need and if you find you have some leftovers, we’ll collect undamaged and reusable boxes (that must have no writing on them), free of charge.
61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches
- Sports equipment
51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches
- Files and papers
- Children's toys
Durable boxes for shipping to Malaysia
Shipping your belongings internationally has never been easier with Seven Seas Worldwide. Once you’ve received your free shipping quote and placed your order, we’ll send the boxes you need straight to your door.
As well as our two most regularly used shipping boxes, we use an array of specialist containers to facilitate a range of peculiar, shaped items and goods, including:
- Specialist, heavy-duty boxes to protect musical instruments such as guitars.
- Ski boxes that can accommodate both skis.
- Reinforced boxes for child and adult bikes.
Frequently asked questions about international shipping
From excess baggage to moving to Malaysia, below we have outlined everything you need to know and the support you’ll receive from the knowledgeable Seven Seas Worldwide team during this process in 3 simple steps:
- Once you have received your quote and placed your order, we will then deliver your boxes and packing materials, such as bubble wrap and tape, right to your door, ready for you to pack your goods safely. We also encourage you to write your name and job number on both sides of each box to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.
- The next step involves completing the online documentation, which includes an inventory listing the contents you’re taking along with optional insurance forms. Once complete, our drivers collect your boxes on your selected date chosen during the order process.
- Lastly, our experienced shipping team will transport your shipment safely to Malaysia. From there, it’s cleared through customs and then delivered to your chosen destination or, can be collected upon arrival to the port via a call or email from a local agent.
At Seven Seas Worldwide, we can ship your boxes to you by sea. Sea shipping is our more budget-friendly option and will take 88 days to reach Malaysia. All transit times start from the date we receive full payment and your online documentation has been completed.
The most precise way of getting a price for shipping boxes from South Africa to Malaysia is to use our free instant shipping quote tool. It’s quick and easy to submit and will give you an outlay of all costs involved, including customs clearance, due payments, and other related charges.
If you're looking to import your luggage without paying duties, then all residents and non-residents must meet the following criteria:
- Be the owner of the household items and effects you are bringing.
- Have been in ownership of the items for more than 6 months.
- Be present in Malaysia when your shipment arrives.
For returning Malaysians, all you would need to provide is a copy of the front and the back of your identity card. For non-residents, a copy of your visa and work permit or letter of employment confirming employment in Malaysia.
Like anywhere you visit internationally, certain items are restricted when entering Malaysia. Our Prohibited goods page outlines what you can and cannot send from South Africa to Malaysia.
To ensure your goods arrive via the quickest and most efficient method possible, all shipping and air routes are predefined and cannot be altered.
How long does shipping to Malaysia from South Africa take?*
*estimated timings dependent on global shipping circumstances
How to pack your shipping boxes in 4 straight-forward steps
Malaysia is thousands of miles from South Africa; therefore, it’s imperative that you securely wrap your goods before their long, strenuous journey. Dealing with damaged items is a headache you can avoid if you follow our four easy steps below to become a packing expert (find more detailed information in our Excess Baggage FAQs).
Organise your goods and assemble the boxes:
It's essential to simplify your packing process and start it sooner rather than later. Ensure that you organise what you need and don't need to make the process run smoothly. Order as many boxes from us as you need, and we’ll provide you with a free Starter Kit that includes bubble wrap, parcel tape, a marker pen and other packing necessities.
Protect your fragile items by wrapping thoroughly:
Protect your fragile items by ensuring that you wrap them thoroughly and leave no room for them to rattle around inside during transit. It's also important to remember to pack heavy items at the bottom and lighter items at the top.
Use plenty of tape:
It may seem counterintuitive but the more tape the better. The key to securing and strengthening your boxes is to ensure all seams are covered and the tape extends over the sides to prevent the lid from bursting open during transit. Furthermore, you can add more tape in a cross-pattern to further ensure your goods remain sealed.
Ensure you’re ready for our driver:
Finally, to keep the process running smoothly, use a marker (which Seven Seas Worldwide can provide) to clearly write your name and job number on both sides of every box you’re shipping to Malaysia. Also, ensure that you can pick up the box before our driver arrives as they aren't permitted to lift any items over 30kg/66lbs.
The website made booking and tracking easy. The shipment was handled well. It took approx. 3 months to get my shipment delivered to Malaysia. The shipment costs are stated clearly including the cost of customs clearance before I placed my booking. Made it easy for me to compare costs with other shipping companies. Overall, pleasant experience.Hidayah
Most popular destinations in Malaysia
Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has the mainland and part of the Borneo Island they share with Indonesia and Brunei. From white sand beaches, intricate limestone caves, diverse culture, and breath-taking landscapes, Malaysia ticks a lot of bucket list items for those seeking adventure.
Kuala Lumpur, with its modern skyline dominated by the Petronas towers, rich cultural history, and diverse range of freshly cooked food, this city is the go-to place for those seeking new adventures.
Petronas Towers: instantly recognizable, the Petronas buildings were once the tallest in the world. Inside, it offers visitors spectacular views over the city from an observation deck and the sky bridge that connects the towers.
Forest Eco Park: situated in the heart of the city, this rainforest is known for its nature trails and canopy walkway.
Batu caves: before ascending the 272 steps into the limestone cave complex, visitors are greeted with the enormous gold statue of Lord Murugan that’s made from concrete.
KL Tower: situated within the Forest Eco Park, the KL Tower offers more spectacular views of the city, standing at 421 metres (1380ft) in height.
Also known as KK by locals, Kota Kinabalu is situated in the northern part of the island of Borneo. The coastal city is a major tourist destination and a gateway for travellers. From beautiful white sand beaches to a huge national park, there’s plenty to do.
Gateway to Kinabalu National Park: the national park's most recommended attraction is Mount Kinabalu, standing 4,095.2 metres (13,435ft), making it the highest mountain in Southeast Asia.
Beautiful beaches: its white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters are just 15 minutes from the city.
City Mosque: the City Mosque (known as the floating mosque) is a popular tourist destination that many travellers choose as an ideal location for sunset viewing.
Atkinson Clock Tower: standing at 15.24 metres (50ft), this historical landmark is Kota Kinabalu’s oldest standing structure.
A Northwestern city known for its breath-taking limestone cave temples, beautiful greenery and Lost World of Tambun theme park and hotel.
Kek Lok Tong: explore the beautiful limestone cave temple which opens up into the picturesque Zen gardens.
Perak Cave Temple: containing a 40ft high golden Buddha, the Perak Cave temple is one of Malaysia’s top tourist attractions.
Sam Poh Tong Temple: built within a limestone cave, the Sam Poh Tong Temple consistently makes the list of best things to do in Ipoh.
Lost World of Tambun: located in one of Malaysia’s most historic cities, Lost World of Tambun is jam-packed with amusement park rides, a petting zoo, a water park, and so much more.
A coastal city in southwestern Malaysia known for its night market, heritage buildings, colonial structures and ancient landmarks.
Jonker Street night market: if you’re taking a walk down Jonker Street at night, you will come across a bustling night market full of an array of food, entertainment, and souvenirs.
The Stadthuys: a historical landmark located in the heart of Malacca. Built between 1641-1660, it’s believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East.
Menara Taming sari: a revolving gyro tower with a carriage capacity of 80 passengers, providing visitors with a panoramic 360-degree view of the city.
St Paul’s Church: located at the summit of St Paul’s Hill, the church building was built in 1521 and is known for being the oldest church building in southeast Asia.