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Johor Bahru from Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru road trip in Malaysia is a great way to explore some amazing historical cities along the west coast of mainland Malaysia. I planned this trip in late August 2022 and decided to stop at some off-the-beaten-path locations on this route. The main intercity freeway connects Johor with Kuala Lumpur bypassing most of the major cities along the way. 

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Kuala Lumpur to Penang Itinerary

Penang is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia for tourists because of its rich cultural history and amazing cuisine. Kuala Lumpur to Penang is a popular travel route for most road trippers and bike riders, as well as the intercity road infrastructure in Malaysia, which is world-class and offers an amazing driving experience.

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Planning a trip to Genting Highlands and not sure where to Park? This is definitely a valid question for any smart traveler as Genting Highlands is a very popular destination with hundreds of visitors every day and organizing a trip to Genting needs a bit of planning. 

I frequently visit Genting Highlands and always prefer to park at the First World Hotel due to the convenience of getting in and out of the venues. The parking at the First World  Hotel used to be a free couple of years ago. In recent years, a parking fee is enforced which can be paid at the time of leaving the hotel. The automatic payment machines are located in the lobby opposite the lifts on the ground floor. 

The First World Hotel has multi-story Parking. The Fee Schedule as posted by Resorts World Genting is as follows

Monday – Friday Weekend, Public Holiday and School Holiday
1st Hours or part thereofRM2RM3
Every Subsequent hour or part thereof RM2RM3
6 Hours or up to maximum daily rate6 Hours or up to maximum daily rate6 Hours or up to maximum daily rate


Few tips for parking your car at the Genting Highlands Car Parks:

  • If you are visiting casually, I suggest you park at the First World Hotel. Once you reach the casinos, take a sharp left turn, following signs for First World Parking. Exit to the right. 
  • Parking at Maxims or Awana can be a bit of a challenge as the walking distance to First World is quite a bit.
  • Also, if you leave in the late hours, the multi-story parking at Awana looks abandoned, and difficult to find the exit on the bottom floor. I have spent over 25 minutes trying to figure out how to exit the multi-story parking. 
  • Make sure to take a photograph of the floor where you park your car so you can remember which level you parked your car on. 
  • Make sure to carry the ticket with you as the pay stations are located in the hotel lobby. 
  • Do not park at No-Parking zones to avoid your car being towed away. 

Another alternative to avoid parking at the first world is to park your car at the Awana SkyWay Cable Car Station and catch a Skyway to reach the lobby at the Awana Casino and Shopping Malls. Make sure to be back before the time the Skyway stops operating. Alternatively, you can catch a cab or GRAB to the parking station for Awana SkyWay. 



Best KL attractions

Visiting Kuala Lumpur for the first time and planning to explore the best Kuala Lumpur Attractions? With rich history and architecture, Kuala Lumpur city is a great destination for lovers of history, culture, and architecture. During my last visit to Kuala Lumpur, I decided to explore Kuala Lumpur City Center area. Merdeka Square, Central Market, and Masjid India area are located close to each other. These locations are some of the most popular tourist attractions in KL. 

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johor bahru malaysia

Johor Bahru is a popular city of Malaysia located at the Southern tip of mainland Malaysia and a gateway to Singapore. With its proximity to Singapore, Johor Bahru has seen plenty of development and growth in the last few decades making this city an amazing place to visit for a weekend break or an extended stay. 

I visit Johor Bahru in July 2022 and decided to explore some interesting places along the way while driving from Kuala Lumpur to Johor. 

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Bentong Pahang

Bentong is a popular tourist spot in Pahang known for its good food and night markets. I had in the past visited Tropicale Colmar in Berjaya Hills and Genting Highlands but somehow never ventured further along Highway E8 leading to Kuantan.

On a clear Tuesday morning in July, I decided to visit Bentong and Berjaya Hills. The weather is great in Malaysia during July with clear skies and little humidity. 

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desaru coast malaysia

Desaru Coast is the most popular resort town located on the southern tip of East Coast Malaysia. The driving distance between Johor Bahru is 80 km with an easy one and half-hour drive on the motorway E22. After exiting the Desaru coast on highway 90, you will see the tall building of 4 points Sheraton and plenty of new development including markets and shopping areas. 

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kuantan Pahang

Kuantan is an amazing destination to explore with the family or for a solo traveller. The city is easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur by road or air. The interstate road network in Malaysia is world-class and driving is an enjoyable experience. For budget travellers catching a bus is an equally comfortable way to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Malaysia. 

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