Tag: Malaysia

7 Unique Things to do in Penang , Malaysia

Things to do in Penang , Malaysia Penang is one of Malaysia’s most visited tourist destinations and my favourite city in Malaysia too. Also known as "The Pearl of Orient" and "The Silicon Valley of the East" for its massive electrical and electronics industry, it has a lot to offer visitors – history, culture, exotic […]

Malaysia Part 7 - Memories of Melaka

Experiences in Melaka , Malaysia Not all my memories of Melaka are good but more about that later… When researching Malaysia, Melaka emerged as one of the most interesting places in the country as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site, so we included a one night stay there. I don’t regret going there. However […]

Malaysia Part 6 - Legoland Malaysia and Singapore

Legoland Malaysia was the highlight of my childrens’ Malaysia visit. It was also one of two reasons why we booked a few days at Johor Bahru, which is about 4 hours by bus from Kuala Lumpur. The second reason was that it was near the border of Singapore, so we could visit Singapore for the […]

Malaysia Part 5 - Highlights of Penang

We visited several cities in Malaysia. Although I enjoyed most of them, Penang was my favourite. It is Malaysia’s most visited tourist destination and makes for a great holiday. Due to its well-preserved heritage buildings Penang’s capital, Georgetown, is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. You can alternate your days between sightseeing (there is a […]

Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Welcome to the Shangri-La , an oasis of peace and contentment. No, this is not the mythical Shangri-La from the novel, “Lost Horizon” by British author James Hilton, but rather the Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur , an oasis from the sweltering heat and bustle of Malaysia’s capital city. You are treated like royalty from the […]

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

We spent the first few days of our Malaysia trip in Kuala Lumpur, and our last two days too. We saw the main tourist attractions by taking the city’s only Hop-On Hop-off bus tour (or HoHo bus as I like to call it). We also used the Monorail and walked a lot trying to get […]

Malaysia Holiday - Why you should go

Malaysia Part 2 -Malaysia Holiday - Why you should go A Malaysia Holiday had been on our bucket list for a long time. So when we received two complimentary tickets from Qatar Airways, we knew instantly that we wanted to go to Malaysia with them. We also knew that this trip had to be longer […]

Malaysia – Part 1 - Travelling with kids

My children are now 7 and 9 years old. We usually take them with us when travelling locally unless we are going to a venue where children are not allowed. But we don’t always take them with on our foreign trips, mainly for three reasons: firstly the considerable additional cost, secondly because they don't remember […]

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