Strongest purchasing power on arrival.
"Here's the price of a basket of goods inc beers, water & meals, which costs £72.14 in the UK (Brighton), compiled by the -UK- Post Office at today's -24 March 2010- exchange rates (it can vary by city too - this was priced at tourist resorts):
So Malaysia is not so cheap even for holidaying British adult tourists.
However, even if they only earn the UK national minimum wage of £5.80 (RM 28.80) per hour, they are far better off than the vast majority of Malaysians.
For the locals it is so damned expensive in Malaysia because the wages are so low!!!