While some of you who didn’t know much about our lovely country Malaysia, you will love it once you’re here.
Fared as the third best Southeast Asian country by the Global Finance, this makes the public transit a breeze and the level of English impressively high. The high level of English made meeting locals much easier than in other parts of Southeast Asia! How cool is thattttt.
One thing you need to know about Malaysia, is that she is also extremely diverse! The country is composed of three main ethnic groups that rarely intermarry: Malay, Chinese, and Indian. Interestingly enough, these ethnic groups grow up speaking different languages, practicing different religions and eating different food.
Ahhh, talk about food J You guys should really try out our local food in Malaysia. The food is one of the most unique cuisines in the world I must say. Yummy!
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Let’s not wasting our time with the introduction. Here’s what you gotta do in Malaysia for two weeks!
Day 1-3: Kuala Lumpur
You’ll most likely be starting your Malaysian adventures in the amazing capital city of Kuala Lumpur. With its impressive skyline, delicious cuisine, and never-ending shopping options — you definitely won’t be bored during your time in Kuala Lumpur. Stroll around the concrete jungle for at least 2 days! Kuala Lumpur has a lot of places for you guys to wander around, such as the Independence Square, King’s Palace, Railway station, Petronas Twin Tower, Chinatown & Golden Triangle and so much more!
Day 4-6: Cameron Highlands
Here’s to the nature lovers out there! The next stop on your Malaysian adventure takes you from the concrete jungles of Kuala Lumpur to the hills of the Cameron Highlands, the largest tea-growing region in Malaysia where foliage turning the hills a lush green. Tea has been grown here since the late 1920s, with tea plantations being a popular tourist draw.
The highlands are the highest point in Malaysia accessible by road. The region has eight small towns, the largest being Tanah Rata. A good place to see the highlands is from the observation tower at Mount Brinchang. You’ll also want to walk through the Mossy Forest, where centuries-old trees are covered in moss.
Day 7-9: Malacca
If you are Singaporean – or Malaysian for that matter, you most probably have been to Malacca to enjoy the local food and sights.
The journey to the historical place takes about 2 hours. Malacca is one of the oldest cities on the Straits of Malacca. Once ruled by Portuguese traders, and then by the Dutch and British, the city is filled with pretty colonial architecture. Its historic center makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia.
Be sure to check in at St. Peter’s Church, Chinese Hill, Dutch Square, Chinatown & St. Pauls Hill and a lot more!
Day 10-12: Taman Negara, Pahang
Embark on an exciting adventure to Taman Negara National Park, located 155 miles (250 km) northeast of Kuala Lumpur! This is the perfect place for travelers who love wild life viewing, jungle trekking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, camping and many more. It is well established as one of the most popular ecotourism in Malaysia. Explore the vibrant tropical landscape of a 130 million-year-old virgin rainforest and enjoy yourself with some fun activities including the canopy walk, fascinating jungle trekking, rapid shooting, cave exploration, and a relaxing boat cruises.
Our recommendation days spent here are about 1-2 days max. That should be enough.
Check out the Taman Negara National Park website for more information.
Day 12-14: Penang
Georgetown, the capital of the tropical island state of Penang, is another historic city filled with colonial architecture. This is a good place to just wander with its busy streets and intermingling cultures, with its healthy mix of ancient, traditional and modern. You’ll want to walk the Penang Heritage Trail, especially through the Clan Jetties in Chinatown.
The city has several outstanding old temples and mosques. With five different cuisines, this colourful city is famous throughout Malaysia for its food, especially street food that is labelled the best in Asia. A popular Penang street snack is char koay teow (stir-fried rice noodles), a must-try food if you’re here in Penang!
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Video below will take you through of what you can enjoy in Malaysia!