My partner and I have a 7 day stop over in Malaysia before heading to Phnom Pehn. We will be arriving on the 16th of April and we do want to spend a couple of days exploring KL, but think that 7 days in the city may be too much.
We are looking to head somewhere not too far away (half a days travel from KL at most) where we can experience a bit of Malaysian culture and see some beautiful scenery. Not fussed as to whether it is beach/mountain/jungle whatever and are not really looking for nightlife, we are open to all recommendations.
We are on backpacker budget so flying anywhere isnt an option.
I look forward to your suggestions :)
My suggestion would be the Cameron Highlands
#2 cdnexplorer has been a member since 19/8/2009. Posts: 28
Yup, 7 days is too much for KL.
Suggest, Melaka . its a historical town. Used to be a port for Portuguese and later , the Dutch. There are many places worth visiting, and they are located close to each other too. You may walk or hire the trishaw to move aorund. Guest house are cheap too. Food is great. Try google Melaka or its older name Malacca. Approximately 130km from Kuala Lumpur, 2 hours on a bus.
Or if you need to see some nice beaches, try Pulau Pinang (Penang Island in English) Check out Batu feringi beach. There are motels, guest houses etc. Georgetown is an old city within, good food at the penang esplanade, nearby, but slightly more expensive than Melaka.Penang is approximately 4 hours on an express bus.
For highlands.. the tea plantation experience is a good one at Cameron Highlands. Nice cool resort highland. But be warned, dont go on weekends or on public holidays. Limited roads on the hills here and the cars and tour coaches are bumper to bumper. Its a favorite resort for the malaysians.
I am from Bangalore and I have visited malaysia a year ago what I like the most is Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur. These two places are really great.
#6 peters123 has been a member since 3/3/2010. Posts: 1
Beside Kuala Lumpur, I’d recommend you some other places: Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Miri Mulu, Kuching.
As you known, with its wealth of natural environments, Malaysia offers a plenty of adventure opportunities: jungle trekking, mountain and rock climbing, scuba diving, kayaking, mountain biking, etc..
With 7 days I hope you will visit and enjoy all of them.
guys can you help me out with my budget and recommend me a cheap but descent hotel where i can stay?
#10 apriljune has been a member since 1/6/2010. Posts: 13
Penang for the culture and food! There is no better place to taste the food of Malaysia. Check of this site for a better idea, especially if you're on a tight schedule, visit KL for the city for 2 days, then just come by to Penang, it is cheap enough by bus.
#11 gytoh2001 has been a member since 19/6/2010. Posts: 2
Genting highland is a very nice place and within the budget limit ;) , you can go there easly through " Puduraya Bus Station, Kuala Lumpur " take a full ticket for the go and bach journy and the cable car and the park ,,
Also within KL you may visit birds park , it is also a nice place to visit ...
#12 Tarek_serag31 has been a member since 20/6/2010. Posts: 5