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Malaysia

  • Beautiful Mosques of Malaysia

    Mosques of Malaysia

    The Malaysian population is an interesting mix of various ethnicities including Muslim, Indian and Chinese. Muslim population make approximately 61% of this ethnic mix. With a total population of Muslim exceeding 19 million in Malaysia, the strong presence of Islam is reflected in all aspects of social life including the architecture of Malaysian buildings. 

  • Best Honeymoon Destination in Malaysia

    Best honeymoon destination in Malaysia

    Malaysia is ranked as one of the best locations from honeymooners from across the world especially from the middle east and Asian countries. Rich cultural heritage, amazing ethnic mix, modern lifestyle and world-class holiday destination make Malaysia a very likeable choice if you are are looking for a dream honeymoon destinations. This guide is useful for people planning to explore some amazing honeymoon destinations and planning your own tour itinerary across Malaysia. 

  • Genting Highlands Malaysia's most popular destination

    Genting Highlands

    Quick Facts

    Distance: One hour drive from KL

    Attractions: Casinos, Theme Park, Cable Car, Strawberry Farms, Indoor Theme Park (Skytropolis)

    Tickets: Buy GoGenting Package RM50 (includes bus transfer, skyway + Indoor theme park + buffet lunch at First World: Buy at Utama, KL Sentral

    Genting is one of the premier tourist destinations in Malaysia. Easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur, Genting attracts large crowds over the weekends where young people love speeding up the steep road to the casinos. Public holidays and school holidays are jam-packed with thousands of people travelling from Malaysia as well as Singapore. Whether you are travelling solo or visiting Genting Highlands with family, there is plenty to do for everyone. 

    The First WorldHotel is one of the largest in the world with more than 7351+ rooms, making it to the Guinness Book of World Record.  Genting is host to world-class shows, performances and concerts. There are plenty of mid-week activities, encouraging people to travel and stay at Genting Casinos. First World offers amazing mid-week deals, as low as $20 per night which can reach up to to $150 on the weekends. Check current Rates online with Agoda. 

  • Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

    Kuala lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur is a booming metropolis attracting over 29 million tourists from around the world. The city is spread of 243 sq.km with a population of over 1.8 million. With world-class road and transport infrastructure and hub of air traffic to South-East Asia, Kuala Lumpur has become a major the starting point of exploring South-East Asia for many travellers flying from Europe and mainland Asia.

    Cheap airline tickets and over 50000 rooms in KL alone make it a very popular tourist destination. Kl provides easy and efficient road as well as air access to destinations like Singapore and Southern Thailand. 

    Whether you want to travel by trains, roads or sea, Malaysia is a very affordable country to travel.  I have travelled to KL over 50 times in the last 15 years and explored most of the areas of this interesting city in detail. I have seen Kuala Lumpur evolve over the last decade and enjoy the great cultural mix, culinary experience and interesting historical places to visit. Here is some useful information I have compiled over the years. 

  • One Day Trips from Kuala Lumpur for Families

    Day trips fro Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur is a great place to visit with families. The city has a large number of attractions for visitors from all age groups. If you are planning to stay in Kuala Lumpur for a couple of days, you must plan a day trip around Kuala Lumpur. A number of best places to visit in Malaysia are located at a driving distance from Kuala Lumpur city. 

  • Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur - Part 2

    In this part, I am exploring places located at the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur city has great public transport comprising buses, trains, light rail and taxis. Public transport (light rails network) is very cheap as compared to catching taxis. However, my experience is that renting a car  and driving in Kuala Lumpur is the most convenient way to explore more and save time, as public transport can be crowded and time-consuming in the day time. 

    Some of the interesting places like Batu Caves, Genting Highlands and Tropicale Colmar are located at less than 1.5-hours driving distance from Kuala Lumpur. This makes these locations a great destination for a day trip from Kuala Lumpur City. Genting Highlands attracts large crowds over the weekends and public holidays and is a must-visit destination for the entire family. 

    If you are planning a trip to Genting Highlands, book your accommodation and activities in advance to obtain over 40% discounts. Walk-in rates are normally very high. I normally book through HotelsCombined network. I suggest a 14-day advance purchase where you can get added benefits like free parking, breakfast or pay on arrival options etc. Compare Cheapest Rates for Genting Highlands Hotels online .

    I have tried to compile a comprehensive list of the Best Things to do in Kuala Lumpur as well as the best attractions for kids and families in Kuala Lumpur City. 

  • Three Days in Kuching Sarawak Malaysia

    Kuching Sarawak

    Kuching is one of the most interesting destinations in Malaysia located in the Southern end of Sarawak in Southern Malaysia. The flight time from Kuala Lumpur is approximately 1 hour. AirAsia flights operate daily with price ranging from 40RM to 100RM (between A$10 -30). Best way to utilize your day is to book an early morning flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching. Kuching is home to rich tribal history and colonial occupation in the last century. My knowledge about the history of Sarawak region was very little and I decided to pick and a new destination in Malaysia. Kuching, to my surprise, was a unique adventure and amazing dive into the rich cultural history of Malaysia. Here are some interesting recollections from my three amazing days in Kuching.

  • Visit Melaka Malaysia

    Visit Melaka Malacca

    The UNESCO listed state, Melaka provides a unique food experience with its Nyonya cuisine and is very close to KL and Port Dickson (PD) making it a must-visit weekend destination for solo travellers or families. Walkabout in the festive Jonker Street, take a romantic river cruise, visit A’Famosa Theme Parks with kids and friends for the ultimate fun experience or fall in love with Port Dickson forest trails and water sports. Read More

  • Visiting Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi

    Batu Ferringhi

    Once part of British Colony, Georgetown is marked with the innumerable building dating to the eighteenth century. These richly decorated buildings give you an insight into booming historic past. You can find plenty of mosques, churches, and temples showing the mixed heritage of this place.

  • Visiting Georgetown Penang

    Visiting Georgetown Penang

    Chase the street art/art installations, walk along with the charming British Colonial houses with a camera in the hand and a sense of wonder in the heart, witness the elegance of the clan jetties almost floating on the quayside or have a food and shopping extravaganza at Gurney Drive and all over Georgetown. Head over for resort/beach fun and a vibrant Night Market at Batu Ferringhi. Penang will never let you go even after you leave!  Read More

  • Visiting Kuantan in Pahang

    Kuantan East Malaysia

    Kuantan is the capital city of Pahang in the East Coast of peninsular Malaysia. I travelled to Kuantan from Kuala Terengganu an important city along the Eastern Coast. The road trip from KT to Kuantan is quite interesting the road passes through a number of laid back coastal town like Kuala Dungan, Chukai and Cherating. These coastal towns are popular for water sports and attract crowds from surrounding towns over the weekend. There are a number of seaside resorts along Cherating Beach. I decided to explore these areas in future by car as the places are quite spread out and there are a number of nice stopovers visible from the bus.