Malaysia one of the South East Asia countries is a popular tourist destination among Indians. I had a chance to visit this place too, it was again a short trip but fun. Most of us plan short getaways to any place so I thought let me share 5 must-dos when you visit the country.
Before I begin with my experiences let me share a few important things about this place.
- The country has a multi-ethnic makeup with respect to its population, there are a lot of Indians settled there mostly from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Muslims and Malaysia people obviously and few other ethnicities as well.
- We had been during the month of Ramadhan which is a celebrated festival there and our hotel had arrangements for the morning breakfast accordingly.
- Malaysian ringgit is the currency of the country,
- We had been to Kuala Lumpur during October month when there was a rainy climate. Since the country is located near the equator the climate throughout the year is hot and humid. One surprising experience was that the rains were also timed perfectly, it rained at sharp 4 pm and stopped by 7.30 – 8 pm I am sure it was just a coincidence but it helped us when we were touring.
- Being a vegetarian we did face initial hitches in finding a good place to eat but thankfully we located a Punjabi Dhaba (ya… you read it right) at walking distance from our hotel which made life easy for us.
Without further ado let me begin with 5 Must-dos.
✈ City Tour:
When we had been there the hotel we stayed in had the option of arranging for a half day city tour.
There was a show for all the tourists organised by the government at the beginning of this tour. Next was the Petronas Twin Towers: World’s tallest twin towers, and one must visit this place. You can’t miss the magnificent view of the city skyline from the 86th floor and the sky bridge on the 41st floor.
You can also check the Kuala Lumpur Tower which is a communications tower featuring an antenna that increases its height to 421 metres. The tower also used to see the crescent moon which marks the beginning of Ramadhan so it acts as Islamic Falak Observatory.
We also went to the National Museum which gives you a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the place.
They took us to some shopping venues which had some traditional silk products, handicrafts and stone jewellery.
✈ Genting Highlands, Pahang
This place truly deserved at least a day if not two. Located at Ulu Kali Mountain it’s a one-stop haven for hotels, a theme park with many entertainment and retail options. Approximately 1 hour away from Kuala Lumpur the ride to the top through skyway cable car is awesome. The theme park will make you feel, wish the time could stop and you could just keep on enjoying. You could opt for a one night stay to explore more.
✈ Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Roughly around 200 km from Kuala Lumpur this place is located in Pahang. This tableland is one of the oldest tourist places in Malaysia and a must-visit to enjoy the amazing climate and natural habitat. The picturesque view of the tea plantations makes it worth your time, pick your strawberries and relax with a walk in the Mossy Forest. You can opt for the best hotels in Cameron Highlands if you plan to stay there.
✈ Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah
Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on the western coast of Malaysia. This is again a place for nature lovers and deserves at least an overnight stay. The Langkawi bridge, Eagle Square, Underwater World, Gunung Raya are few of the places to visit here.
Yes, any trip is incomplete without this. Although the Malaysian currency is on a higher side there are a lot of things worth your spend. Clothes we did not think was worth a buy in case you are looking for electronics, you must explore them here. Local handicrafts and accessories like shoes, bags, cosmetics you get of high quality at good prices. The malls have a lot of deals for the customers which makes it more lucrative.
I hope this proves helpful whenever you plan your visit!!
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Please Note: I did not have a digicam during this visit so all the pictures are hard copies 🙂
Langkawi would feature in our list as underwater world and the related activities fascinate all three of us in the family. And of course Genting Highlands too among other things. Thanks for this interesting travelogue, Manisha!
Glad you liked it Shilpa. 🙂
These aren’t places I am aware of honestly but i am saving this page for my own needs because someday these trips will happen
Hope whenever it happens, you have a great time. Thanks for stopping by.
Malaysia is in my Go To List. I have heard it’s a very deep rooted in terms of culture. I am glad you found a Panjabi Dhaba. 🙂
Twin towers is a must place to visit when you are in Malaysia. I also being a pure vegetarian took some time to search good food for us
You brought such wonderful memories flooding back my dear. I really need to tell you this your travelogues are truly awesome 😊
Thanks so much for your kind words Roma 🙂
We have Malaysia in our travel bucket list. Your post is urging us to make a visit soon.
I am glad and hope you plan your travel soon 🙂
Malaysia is on my list! I have read so much about Langkawi and your post just made me more determined to travel.
I lived the thrills and chills Petronas Towers had to offer it was very high and we snapped some very good photos!!
I am glad you had a great time 🙂
Wow this slis super amazing. I really like ur pics. And if i get a chance to go Malaysia, i’ll definitely mark these place to visit.
I am glad you liked it, hope you are able to travel soon 🙂
Saving this for future Manisha. You have detailed it so very well.
Glad it was helpful 🙂
I am really waiting to visit to Malaysia…. Specially after this blogpost of urs ….So will definitely visit these places u HV recommended
Glad you liked it, hope you travel soon 🙂
Twin tower where I can find vegetarian food. Thanx for the information. Kuala lumpur, langwaki these places are on top list. Ethnicity of malaysia is what I would love to see
Glad it was helpful.
I had been to Malaysia last year and this post brought back so many memories. Hope to visit the country again. Also the post was lovely 🙂
Thanks so much 🙂
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