family vacation in Malaysia

Discussion in 'Malaysia' started by cadendorff, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. cadendorff

    cadendorff New Member

    Hi
    I am planning to travel with my wife and daugter(13years old) for a vacation in Malaysia. It will be our first time, does anyone have any advise on which places to visit and the best paces to stay ? We like the outdoors, sea, adventour and would like to travel as economic as possible. We are ok with self catering , any suggestions will be apprciated. We plan to travel the last 2 weeks in december. thanks
     
  2. Jenna

    Jenna Moderator

    hello Cadendorf,

    You'll be traveling during the monsoon cycle which lasts from November to February, which is much worse on the eastern side of Malaysia.

    Having said this, it doesn't rain all the time during the monsoon season. However, if you really want to avoid the rains, you should stick to the western coast and Penang.

    Langkawi has breathtaking views and lovely calm beaches and has many attractions that you can visit such as the Seven wells waterfall and Snake sanctuary.

    Also, since you're traveling during monsoon season, you should be able to find many cheap vacation packages
     
  3. Christopher01

    Christopher01 New Member

    Hi cadendorff..

    Nothing is really so important when you are on holiday but I recommend these places for your family as first-timers:

    1) Kuala Lumpur
    - Twin Towers & the Aquaria
    - National Zoo & the Museum of Indigenous People (Orang Asli Museum)
    - Bukit Bintang for shopping and arabic food. Starhill Gallery for fine dining.
    - Sunway Lagoon theme park for your kids, Sunway Pyramid mall for shopping - there's an Arabic restaurant here called Tarbush which gives a beautiful view of the place in the evening
    - Putrajaya . Charter a taxi for a half-day tour to see new architecture, the mosque, take a boat ride or waterski
    - Central market & Petaling Street for cheap souvenir shopping

    2) Melaka
    - Historical town. Hire a trishaw and aks him to take you through the old Portuguese remains, the Baby & Nyonya House and Kampung Sentosa
    - On the way back, stop at Ayer Keroh for the Crocodile Farm and/or Mini Malaysia

    3) Cameron Highlands
    - Agricultural highland, tea plantation

    4) Langkawi
    - stay in a nice beach resort, those at Tanjung Rhu are the quietest
    - cable car ride up to the mountains
    - cultural tour of the island - Makam Mahsuri etc. You can have the hotel arrange it for you.

    5) Penang
    - stay in a nice beach resort at Batu Ferringhi
    - Visit the Burmese temple, the Indian temple, the Kek Lok Si temple
    - cable car ride up to the mountains

    6) Pulau Redang / Pulau Tioman for snorkelling for nice beach

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  4. asiatravelcafe

    asiatravelcafe New Member

    I believe those recommended by Christopher are among the first hand choice if you are first timer in KL and if you currently looking for cheap ride to ease your going from here to whatever place you wanna go you can always rely on KL Shuttles.com they having a great deal where you can have a ride with the cheapest of RM20 with mins of 6 persons per booking...
     

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