Malaysia - Asia

Malaysia - Land Of Rasa Sayang

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers including the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.

Average Weather and Climate in Malaysia

Throughout the year, the average temperature ranges from 20°C to 30°C on an average. The main rainy season in the east runs between November and February, while August is the wettest period on the west coast. East Malaysia has heavy rains from November to February.

Best recommended to visit in August for families.

KUALA LUMPUR

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is called KL by locals. Its modern skyline is dominated by the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public sky bridge and observation deck. The city is also home to British colonial-era landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN KUALA LUMPUR

The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bukit Bintang is the name of the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It encompasses Bukit Bintang Road and its immediate surrounding areas.

The Aquaria KLCC is an oceanarium located beneath Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre within Kuala Lumpur City Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a 20.9-acre public aviary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country, receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors. It is located adjacent to the Lake Gardens

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia was officially opened on 12 December 1998. The museum is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s tourist belt amidst the lush greenery of Perdana Botanical Gardens

Missing param: ownership Malaysian government The National Mosque of Malaysia is located in Kuala Lumpur. It has a capacity of 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres of beautiful gardens.

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill.

The National Museum is a museum located on Jalan Damansara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The museum is situated in close proximity to the Perdana Lake Gardens and it provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture

The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was completed on 1 March 1995

Genting Highlands within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia.

Stadium Negara, also known as Stadium Tertutup, is an indoor arena located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The National Sports Complex or Kompleks Sukan Negara in Malaysia is the largest sports complex in the country. It is located in Bukit Jalil, 20 km south of Kuala Lumpur

ACCOMMODATION

ROYALE BINTANG (3*)

The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia In the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle is The Royale Bintang. Our location is within a short walking distance of the monorail stations and major shopping centers including Sg. Wang Plaza, Times Square, Lot 10, Star hill Gallery, Pavilion and the entertainment hub along the famous Bintang Walk. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.royale-bintang-hotel.com

IMPIANA HOTEL (4*)

Impiana KLCC Hotel is a 4-star hotel ideally situated just moments away from the KLCC Park and the Convention Centre, and only a 5-minute walk from the railway and the Petronas Twin Towers. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: samuihotels.impiana.com.my

RENAISSAINCE HOTEL (4*)

In the heart of the Golden Triangle, a short stroll from Petronas Twin Towers, shopping and nightlife, sits one of the five-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur - the Renaissance - which features two wings and a state-of-the-art convention centre. Experience the grandeur of this Kuala Lumpur hotel’s amenities, which are as bountiful as the vitality of Malaysia's capital. Spacious rooms include high-speed Internet, a safe, mini-bar and plush bedding. Our on-site restaurants have won several awards for their service and cuisine. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.renhotels.com

PARK ROYAL (4*)

Located at the crossroads where Jalan Imbi and Jalan Sultan Ismail meet, the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur are just a few steps away from Park royal Kuala Lumpur. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.shopparkroyal.com/

MANDARIN ORIENTAL (5*)

Set between the flowering gardens of the City Centre Park and the dramatic heights of the Petronas Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur enjoys a wonderful central location. Beautifully designed with elegant interiors, spacious rooms and a wealth of dining options, we offer the perfect combination of comfort and luxury. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.mandarinoriental.com

SANGRILA HOTEL

You wake up snug in downy soft bedding, with world famous skyscrapers, the Petronas Twin Towers, in sight, as Malaysia’s vibrant capital city bids you a fine morning. You feel relaxed and tranquil in the luxurious guestroom at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.shangri-la.com

GENTING HIGHLANDS

Genting Highlands otherwise known as Resorts World Genting, is a hill resort in Malaysia developed by Genting Group.

The hill resort is at an average elevation of 1,740 metres (5,710 ft) within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. Resorts World Genting is operated by Genting Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Resorts World Bhd), which also operates Awana chain of resorts & hotels. It is accessible by car from Kuala Lumpur in one hour, or also accessible by a cable car called Genting Skyway (3.38 kilometers (2.10 mi) which at its opening used to be the world's fastest and South East Asia's longest gondola lift.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN GENTING HIGHLANDS

First world plaza: First World Plaza is a shopping mall complex at Genting Resort, housing the indoor theme park and First World Hotel, perched above. Glamorous and bold, the First World Plaza is as bright inside as its multi-colored facade, with cartoonish statues, neon lights and overhanging numerous replicas of international landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and Petronas Twin Towers scattered randomly throughout the mall

Mushroom farm: The mushroom farm occupies a hidden spot behind Genting Resort on the peak, located just before the exit to Kuala Lumpur at the traffic roundabout. Little has changed in terms of appearance over the years, but business remains brisk at this established tourist attraction. While the farm cultivates and sells mushrooms in shanty warehouses.

Strawberry farm: The Genting Highlands Strawberry Leisure Farm is a popular tourist attraction in Gohtong Jaya, nestled directly at town opposite the Mawar and Bunga Raya Apartments.

Happy bee farm and Insect World: Happy Bee Farm and Insect World is located along the main road a short distance before Gohtong Jaya town - where visitors can look at local honey production and even sample some of this sweet delight.

Chin swee Cave Temple: Chin Swee Cave Temple is a popular tourist attraction and religious site located a few km before the peak of Genting Highlands on a sharp, rocky slope.

ACCOMMODATION

FIRST WORLD HOTEL (3*)

Conveniently connected to Pahang’s booming shopping and convention centre, First World Hotel is an excellent choice for both vacationers and business travelers. In addition, this three-star establishment is located close to noteworthy sites like Chin Swee Cave Temple, Genting Theme Park and Strawberry Leisure Farm, as well as Petronas Twin Towers. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.rwgenting.com/hotel/firstworld-hotel/

RESORT HOTEL (4*)

The Resort Hotel, Genting Highlands is amidst the natural landscapes of Genting. It has quick and easy access to major spots, shops and restaurants and has a reasonable range of amenities and services. Rooms are pleasant and offer modern comfort. Guests at the Resort Hotel can also use the facilities and services of the sister Genting Highlands Resort which is a few minutes’ walk away. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.rwgenting.com/hotel/resort-hotel

GENTING GRAND HOTEL (5*)

Located while in the heart in the entertainment city, the hotel presents practical accessibility for the rides and attractions at Genting Outside Theme Park and To start with Planet Indoor Theme Park in Initial Globe Plaza. Corporate travellers can attend conferences and exhibitions at Genting Global Convention Centre. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.gentinggrandhotel.org

SUN WAY LAGOON

Sun way Lagoon is a theme park in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It was officially opened by the former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad on April 23, 1993. It features rides in both the water park and the adjacent amusement park, excluding Scream Park, Wildlife Park & Extreme Park. In late 2008, new parks were added and minor improvements were made to the existing park. The park is home to the world's largest wave pool, measuring impressive 139,800 square feet (13,000 square meters), world’s largest man-made sandy surf beach, one of the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, Asia’s highest slingshot ride, Malaysia’s first interactive zoo and one of Asia’s longest flying fox trails.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN SUN WAY LAGOON

Water park: Explore the waters of Africa that boasts one the world’s largest man made surf beach, set amidst an area spanning over 13000 square meters where you catch waves each time for great surfing! It is also home to the world’s largest water ride

The amusement park is filled with rides to wow visitors from all walks of life

Wild Life Park: get up close and personal with more than 140 species of exotic animals with its 825 species – specific exhibits at Malaysia’s first fully interactive and educational wild life park.

Extreme Park: for adrenaline pumping fun, challenge yourself with the large variety of feats at the extreme park. Hit the bull’s eye at the archery target shooting range, go off-road on the all-terrain vehicles.

Scream park: kl turns ground zero in “world war z live!”-the latest addition to Lynton v Harris’ scream park based on last year’s blockbuster movie starring brad pitt, the walkthrough scare attraction places you firmly in the middle of the war against zombies

ACCOMMODATION

SUN WAY PYRAMID (3*)

Sunway Pyramid Hotel is a superb 4-star hotel with a central location at the heart of this vibrant and exciting resort. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.factorie.com.au

SUN WAY LAGOON HOTEL (4*)

Sunway Hotels & Resorts goes beyond services to emphasize more on memorable experiences. Much more than tangible benefit, a stay with us is fantasy within reality, a gentle persuasion to indulge and spoil yourself for a bit, and ultimately escape to a better place. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.sunwayhotels.com/

LANGKAWI

Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi the Jewel of Kedahis an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border. On July 15, 2008, Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah had consented to the change of name to Langkawi Permata Kedah in conjunction with his Golden Jubilee Celebration. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of some 64,792, the only other inhabited island being nearby Pulau Tuba. Langkawi is also an administrative district with the town of Kuah as largest town. Langkawi is a duty-free island.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN LANGKAWI

Dataran Lang: One of Langkawi’s best known man made attractions, Dataran Lang, Also known as Eagle Square, a large sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight. Located at the southeast corner of Pulau Langkawi, besides offering beautiful views of Kuah Bay.

Langkawi cable car: Langkawi Cable Car takes visitors on a vertiginous 15-minute ride to the top of mount Mat Cincang, offering breathtaking views of lush rain forests, minuscule islands and crystalline turquoise-blue waters.

Under world langkawi: Underwater World Langkawi is Malaysia’s largest aquarium, housing more than 500 species of animals and sea creatures including harbour seals, rock hopper penguins, sharks, as well as flamingos and mandarin ducks. Located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang

Langkawi Sky Bridge: The Langkawi Sky Bridge, situated at the ‘end’ of the Langkawi Cable Car ride, is a 410ft-long curved pedestrian bridge above Mount Mat Cincang. Located 2,300ft above sea level.

Langkawi bird paradise: Langkawi Bird Paradise, five-acre park situated along Jalan Ayer Hangat, is home to over 2,500 exotic birds from 150 species such as canaries, owls, eagles, toucans, horn bills and flamingos.

Langkawi island hopping tour: The Langkawi Island Hopping Tour stops at Langkawi’s most illustrious islets, such as the verdant Pulau Singa Besar where guests can watch eagles soaring overhead, Pulau Dayang Bunting where guests can go for a swim in the island’s freshwater lake and finally, Basah Island – or Wet Rice Island where you can relax and soak up the sun and sea.

Telaga tujuh waterfalls: Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is billed as Langkawi Island’s most wonderful natural attraction with locals claiming it to be the home of faeries.

Taman lagenda langkawi: Located beside the Kuah jetty, Taman Lagenda Langkawi is a beautifully landscaped folklore-themed park.

Langkawi crystal: is a highly reputable crystal ware production company on Langkawi Island. Established in 1996, Langkawi Crystal is Malaysia’s only glass-blowing works which shuns the mass-production molds of most major European producers.

Air hangat village: is a modern cultural complex which houses several duty-free shopping stores as well as an on-site theater restaurant serving local, Thai and Indonesian cuisine. The main attraction of Air Hangat Village, however, is an impressive three-tier fountain and a magnificent hand-carved river stone mural built around a natural saltwater hot spring

ACCOMMODATION

BEJAYA LANGKAWI

Home to UNESCO World Geo park, discover the island said to have inspired love and miracles. Cocooned within a rain forest sanctuary, Berjaya Langkawi Resort embraces boundless views of emerald sea and lush green mountains. With an array of convection facilities and spa treatments complemented with warm hospitality, your retreat will be filled with success happiness and memorable moments. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.berjayahotel.com/langkawi/

LANGKAWI LAGOON RESORT (4*)

Langkawi Lagoon Resort is conveniently located just 3 km or approximately 5-min drive from the Langkawi International Airport and Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre, offers remarkable views of the Andaman Sea and the rolling hills nearby. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.langkawilagoonresort.com

THE WESTIN LANGKAWI RESORT & SPA(4*)

Come and discover the pleasures of tranquility in the midst of luxury at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. Immerse yourself in paradise at our idyllic Langkawi beach resort where relaxation meets convenience. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.westinlangkawi.com

FOUR SEASON LANGKAWI (5*)

With artful design and all-pervading serenity, four season resort Langkawi presents a tranquil retreat in the Andaman Sea, where UNESCO protected mangroves showcase labyrinthine adventures between land and sea. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.fourseasons.com/langkawi

DATAI LANGKAWI (5*)

Whether situated in the main building with panoramic views of the Datai Bay, enveloped by lush rain forest foliage or set directly on a tranquil beach with mesmerizing views of the Andaman Sea – each of The Datai’s 125 luxurious villas, suites and rooms has its own charm and distinct atmosphere. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.thedatai.com

LEGO LAND

Lego land is a chain of Lego-themed theme parks. They are not fully owned by Lego Group itself; rather they are owned and operated by the British theme park company Merlin Entertainments

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN LEGO LAND

Observation tower: The Observation Tower can lift 1,000 visitors each hour to a viewing position 41m above the ground for an excellent aerial view of the Park.

Mini land: The Mini land at LEGO LAND Malaysia is the largest ever built for a new park, and the project took more than three years to complete. All of the models are animated.

The dragon: The Dragon roller coaster takes riders deep inside the royal castle on a journey into the middle Ages. With two fire-breathing dragons to ride, up to 600 visitors each hour can take on its twists and turns.

Land of adventure: Dino Island takes visitors on a canoe voyage through a forgotten time. Explorers pass rocky outcrops, man-eating plants and a dinosaur lagoon. A twelve-meter high waterfall is the only way down, and there’s no escape without getting wet.

Aqua zone wave racers: Aqua zone Wave Racers offers a thrilling wave surf where those watching trigger the water bombs the riders have to dodge.

At the build and test centre: At the Build and Test Centre, LEGO® inventors can bring their imaginings to life and find out if their creations really could work. There are thousands of LEGO bricks for experimenting, testing, and building. Inventors can construct and race cars, and test their buildings on the earthquake table.

ACCOMMODATION

LEGO LAND HOTEL (4*)

The LEGO LAND Malaysia Resort brings together a LEGO LAND Park, Water Park and Hotel in one LEGO® themed location. It is the ideal family holiday destination with more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions offering adventure, education and fun for action-packed day trips or short breaks. With so many things to do, one day simply is not enough. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: legoland.com/


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