To travel around Malaysia is to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the country. This is where you will find some of the most exciting things to see in the world. You can take road trips with your family or go for a beach resort, but there are some destinations that you must go as a family.
Nature, city, highlands – take your pick!
The good thing about travelling around Malaysia is that you can pretty much choose what you want and then pack your things and go. Most of the places around Peninsular Malaysia are accessible by road which makes it a lot easier. Below are the top destinations around Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia
This is a no-brainer. If you are living in KL, then you know there are thousands of possibilities. But if you are not, then KL is the best place to go where you get a bit of everything for everyone. Shopping is a MUST. Theme parks at Sunway Lagoon and the Zoo Negara are just some of what you can expect to see here.
Food, food and food in Penang and Ipoh
There are a lot of places to eat if you are heading north. The states of Penang and Ipoh are almost synonymous with food and nothing else. Hawker food in Penang and Chicken Rice in Ipoh are all must-try items and it will be a joy for everyone.
Cameron Highlands – the best of nature and farms
Every weekend and holiday, Cameron Highlands are packed with visitors. The weather here is the main attraction but besides that, there are countless other things to do. Visit the tea plantations, shop at the strawberry park or take a hike up Mount Brinchang. Otherwise, shop at the Pasar Malam or go jungle trekking. Everything is nice here. PERIOD!
Johor Bahru, southern entertainment
The city of Johor Bahru has been one of the most exciting places to visit, especially in recent years. This is where you will find theme parks like Hello Kitty World, Thomas Town and the very popular Legoland Malaysia. In the heart of JB, you can shop till you drop at the malls or at Johor Premium Outlet. Of course there is the Angry Birds Activity Park in JBCC or you could take a day trip out to Singapore. But that would be another topic altogether.
Island hopping in Kota Kinabalu
The kids will love this trip because you will come so close to the fishes, it feels as if you are part of the family. Travel between Kota Kinabalu and islands like Sapi and Manukan. The resorts are where you can enjoy a wide variety of activities like:
- and many more
Stay in the heart of Kota Kinabalu or go and visit Mount Kinabalu. There are family-friendly resorts all around the mountain where you can enjoy the cold weather and kids can run around freely.