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Batu Ferringhi is a nice coastal area in Penang located approximately 10km from Gurney Drive. The area has some of the best 5-star resorts including Hard Rock Hotel & Shangrila's Golden Sands Resort.  The drive is quite enjoyable and takes you on along the coast. The area is undergoing change and you will find plenty of nice development, apartment complexes and holiday homes. Batu Ferringhi is quite populated and you will find plenty of hotels, restaurants and shopping areas. This place is popular for night market over the weekend attracting large crowds from Georgetown. 

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur offers a wide range of accommodation for all categories of tourist. Whether you are backpacking with a group of friends or travelling with family you can find accommodation that best suit your needs. Make sure you check for parking option, security lockers, access to internet and breakfast in the packages offered online. Also, proximity to shopping malls and public transport will make your life a lot easier.

Langkawi is one of the top-rated and most visited destinations in Malaysia. Stretching over more than 99 islands, Langkawi offers a wide range of activities for visitors. A general impression of looking at the map of the island, Langkawi seems like a small island where various points of attractions that are easily accessible. Contrary to that, once you land on the Island you will realise the stretch of covered and various locations on the island cannot be explored in a matter of a few days.

Malacca is a great tourist destination if you are planning a day excursion or a couple of days away from Kuala Lumpur. Located south at a distance of approximately 120km, Malacca is an easy 1.5-hour drive. If you plan to rent a taxi cab from the city a premier taxi would charge around 400 ringgit for a day trip to Malacca. Malacca is a world heritage city to provide a beautiful insight into the history of the region through centuries.

Singapore Zoo is one of the most visited destinations in Singapore. With three interesting parks located right next to the zoo, this location has become a must-visit the site for families travelling to Singapore for holidays. If you have more time to yourself you would want to get multiple passes to visit

  • River Safari
  • Singapore Zoo
  • Night Safari
  • Jurong Bird Park

Children under three can enter these parks for free. If you plan to visit all four locations a promotional pass valid for three days cost around $60GDG. 

Ipoh is around 250km North of Kuala Lumpur. The driving distance from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh is around three hours. The freeway is AH2. The drive on freeways is quite good, however, keep an eye on the speeding motorists.  The overall experience of driving intercity in Malaysia is quite good. Watch out for the speeding bikers and commercial cars. People do not normally go by the traffic rules and over speed on the freeways.

Months of travelling has finally paid off. $300 worth of credit in my Agoda online booking account. How good is that? I will be staying for a week free of cost across Malaysia. I decided to look for three-star budget hotels.

136, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100

One of the best-serviced apartments in the city, this property is within close vicinity of the Golden Triangle, home to major shopping complexes and the most thriving businesses in Malaysia. Indeed a popular area amongst international tourists, business travellers, and even expatriates, guests will certainly find this location excellent.

Serviced Apartments offer an alternative option to hotels and resorts if you are travelling with your family on overseas holidays. There is a number of quality serviced apartment in Kuala Lumpur that caters to small and large family needs. The benefits of renting a serviced apartment are that you have more space to yourself. A small studio-like setting with lounge and kitchen area offers more space for kids to move around and provides the comfort of home. 

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