MALAYSIA TRAVEL GUIDE

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“Be an edge of all edginess because you are born to stand out from the background”

Art from Indonesia, Religion from India and History from Malaysia, that’s how the 3 day long of travel brings to my old soul.It seems like a kinder surprise egg, which is divided into two halves. One half is a treat which contains of cocoa balls in a bed of creamy white chocolate that brings sweet to your life. The other half contains a small toy, which you’ll need to assemble so as you can play with it.It’s absolutely fun because the brings to mind that you should not be afraid to be a kid.

If you’re like us and on a budget, you are limiting your time to 3 days in Malaysia to get in and get out the city. Then, all you need is the right knowledge of places to visit and stay at, especially if you’re thinking to have a side trip in Singapore after roaming around the city.

Wit that said and done, let’s go!!! *wink*

 

PRE-TRAVEL GUIDE

Malaysian Currency: Malaysian Ringgit
1 RMB=0.26 US Dollar=P13.34

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MALAYSIA?

Best time to visit Malaysia, weather wise. Climate considerations will play a role in your plans.The best time to visit is November to February as there will be the least amount of rainfall in popular areas, when the weather is at its driest.

Cheapest time to visit Malaysia. The cheapest time to visit is mid-February to mid-May when local children are in school.

WHERE TO GET THE BEST FLIGHTS PROMOS TO MALAYSIA?

For the record, Cebu Pacific Air and Air Asia are two common low-cost airlines in the Philippines that offers great deals and promos!But if you want to check what’s the cheapest flights available from other airlines, you can always use Traveloka or Skyscanner to compare the prices.

WHERE TO BEST STAY?

Budget: Mercu Summer Suites near KLCC

One of the essentials when you’re planning to travel is to know exactly which area and hotel/hostel that’s best for you and hassle-free, really. To search for other accomodation options at the best prices, I suggest checking out Agoda and Booking.com (If you’re rather interested in renting affordable yet comfortable houses or apartments, always check AirBnB)

HOW CAN I GO AROUND MALAYSIA?

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is the best way to get around Malaysia. It’s fast, cheap and very easy.

But if you want to see more attractions nearly 40 for a day or two on a budget, then I suggest take the double-decker tour bus that’s called “KL Hop-on Hop-Off City Tour”

Tickets can be purchased when boarding the bus or at official KL Hop-On Hop-Off ticket counters, which are located at the Malaysian Tourism Centre, KL Sentral’s arrival hall and KLCC. You can choose between 24-hour or 48-hour tickets, which are priced at RM55 (24-hour) and RMB85(48-hour)for adults and RM30 for children (24-hour) and RMB50(48-hour.

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This is Malaysian Tourism Center , you can purchase the tickets at the counter at the entrance of the performance hall, which is a walking distance from Mercu Summer Suites. 

WHICH PLACES SHOULD I VISIT?

KL TOWER

That Kuala Lumpur Tower thing is on my priority list because I really wanted to visit a telecommunications tower if there’s really radio and tv broadcast stations situated on the top level of the Tower Head. You know I’ve got that Masscom feels!

The KL Tower offers incredible 360-degrre views of Kuala Lumper from both its two observatin decks. It is one of the first and perhaps most induring experience a visitor to KL will remember since it features the city’s skyline.Take your time to walk around the deck, enjoying the scenery on top and if you want to a grab some snacks or coffee you can absolutely go to Sky Cafe.

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This is what one could expect inside the Sky Box, a glass room that extends from the SkyDeck of the KL Tower. It’s super fun! I love it! 

ADMISSION: Price varies depending of your package choice. But basically, it ranges from RM33 to RM110.You can check this website for more information.
BUSINESS HOURS: 9:00AM-10:00PM daily
PROMO: You can book with Klook or KKday and get your e-ticket instantly!
NEAREST MRT: Conlay Station

NATIONAL MUSEUM

If you’re simply old.Old in mind, old in heart and old in soul, then you should not skip this interesting place that houses four exhibition galleries featuring Malaysia’s history and rich cultural diversity. Muzium Negara endeavours through its collections, exhibitions, research, publications, educational and public programmes, to inspire a broader understanding of their nation and multiracial people.Of course, it’s good to know what had happenened before us. Right?

 

It’s a celebration of being so diverse!!! Celebratory of different people from the Old Age.

ADMISSION:RM5
BUSINESS HOURS:9AM-6PM from Mondays to Sundays Closed only on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidil Adha.
NEAREST MRT:Muzium Negara

 

BATU CAVES

This place seems grandiose and overly noble because it serves as a Hindu Temple devoted to Lord Muragan whose 42 meter high gold statues stands guard outside with 272 steps. The top of the stairs brings you into a massive cave with a very high ceiling.

There is no entry fee for visiting the Temple Cave although you may leave a donation in one of the collection boxes if you wish.But you have to pay if want to visit the Art Gallery Cave and the Dark Cave at the foot of Batu Hill.

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Note: Please remeber to wear descent clothes. NO SHORT PANTS AND SHORT SKIRT ABOVE THE KNEE.

ADMISSION:FREE
BUSINESS HOURS:7AM-8PM daily
PROMO:Book with Klook and get your e-ticket instantly!
NEAREST MRT:Train Komuter – from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station to the Batu Caves train station (last station). Ticket fare RM2.00 for single journey RM4.00 for return journey

PETRONAS TOWER

I am shookt in a good way how beautiful this skyscraper at night. No brainer,the Petronas Towers is absolutely a masterpiece! The twin skyscrapers are popular tourist attraction that you should not missed, receiving thousands of visitors almost everyday not to mention these towers remain the world’s tallest twin towers today.Plus, the Skybridge that connects the two towers is the highest two story bridge in the world and of course, its Observation Deck is a guy magnet.

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Yay! Now, I can cross this baby off my bucket list! Woooot! Wooot!

ADMISSION:RMB 85 ADULT, RM35 CHILD
BUSINESS HOURS: 9AM-9PM (closed from 1pm-2:30 pm on Fridays)
Ticketing Counter: CONCOURSE LEVEL, Petronas Twin Towers
NEAREST MRT: From Midvalley, take the KTM Komuter to KL Sentral. From there take the LRT to KLCC.

CENTRAL MARKET

Central Market is housed in a beautiful Art Deco style architecture as well as Art Deco inspired jewelry, clothing, furnitue and handicrafts, which is divided into stalls and not too far from China Town, which pretty much busy at night and only a few minutes walk from Pasar Seni Station. It’s the sort of place where you need to linger your time if you’re a shopping junkie. Yes girl! There are some stalls selling cheap souvenirs, chocolates and clothing and food on tow floors.

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Get your souvenirs or even small trinkets for your family, relatives or friends at this classy place.And of course, you can find cheap ones too.

ADMISSION:FREE
HOURS: 10AM-10PM daily
NEAREST MRT: Pasar Seni MRT

KARYANEKA

This is absolutely one of my favorites because it reveals a lot about my personality being a cheeky kid inside me. I hope my brothers are not reading this article so as to they won’t follow me. SMH.

Anyway, if you walk through the house, which is full of Malaysian handicrafts, you will also find a very interesting museum of ethnic arts which is a fascinating place and well worth looking around even if you’re not buying anything from the shop and out of the back entrance you will find a batik studio outside, which is a perfect spot to bring your kids and your family to slow down a little bit and give life to your paintings.

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Ooops, and yes, I quickly stashed my phone away when the crossed-out camera icon on the wall caught me! Hhhhmmmm. NO CAMERA VS NO TAKING PICTURES are quite different. Isn’t it?  and I used my phone, not a camera. SMH. Silly me! Don’t mind me.HAHAHA

 

Some interesting things that you can find inside the small house museum

ADMISSION:FREE
BUSINESS HOURS:
NEAREST MRT: MASJD JAMEK MRT

WHERE TO EAT?

LUNCH: LITTLE INDIA

Aside from Malaysian cuisine, you must never leave Malaysia without tasting the top-notch Indian food in Brickfields, aka Little India, is one of the best places in KL to experience the traditional culture of India, as many Indian eateries can be found along the main street.

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Eating with your hand is a must and when you’re satisfied with the food, you need to fold the banana leaf you and fold it away if you don’t like the food.

DINNER: ANY OF THE NIGHT MARKETS OR IN CHINA TOWN

Malaysian’s night market and hawker centers can easily fill you up for dinner. So go and take your pick from any of the Kuala Lumpur night markets such as Alor Street Food Night Market,Bandar Baru Sentral Night Market or Kampung Baru Night Market sure you will enjoy the night away!

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Time to scout and eat! Hmmmmmm???? Which one should I pick?

Overall, Malaysia has a lot to offer since the landscape of activities and attractions are the reasons that keeps you hooked the entire vacation not to mention that many Malaysians can speak English, especially urban folks. And if you have plenty of time for sightseeing tours- you wouldnt want to miss out on top attractions but whatever your heart sings, just do it! It doesn’t make you less if you skip these places. Go play and experiment with things around you and always spill the good vibes!

How about you? Have you been to Malaysia before? What’s the best thing you’ve ever seen? Are you gonna go back to Malaysia?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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