This Malaysia travel blog section is getting huge and with so many posts on Malaysia travel, we need to pull them all together in one page. We’re visited Malaysia three times now, visiting diverse areas and we’re able to share with you our best Malaysia travel hints, tips, ideas and suggestions. On this page you can access the information you need to plan your holiday or vacation in Malaysia. We’ll start by listing our individual posts on destinations in Malaysia, further down the page you’ll find general Malaysia travel information. We include links and tips from the best blogs and bloggers too. Thanks for visiting!
Malaysia Travel Blog by Destination
Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant modern city where you can visit ancient temples in the morning, be in China Town for lunch, while away the afternoon in an up-market mall and watch a spectacular fountain display as the sun goes down. There is much to keep all of the family busy.
Kuala Lumpur was our first stop when we left Australia back in 2013. I was a very new blogger back then and my posts are somewhat jumbled. I’m working on straightening them all out right now!
Kuala Lumpur Best Family Accommodation (for backpackers)
Malacca, an easy bus journey to the south of KL has some beautiful and well preserved buildings in the old down. It has it all, Chinese, Indian and Dutch colonial, a remnant of this town’s massive importance in the sea trade routes. The old town has something of a museum feel to it and becomes packed with tourists, mostly local, browsing the shops and large night market.
Outside the old town is another modern city with modern conveniences for you to enjoy.
Penang comprises Penang Island, with it’s beach side resorts as well as a section of the main land. A bridge connects the two.
Here you will find historic George Town and any number of tourist attractions.
Where to Eat Out in Batu Ferringhi Penang ( for backpackers)
Legoland Malaysia ( Near Johor Bahru)
Legoland Malaysia is our favourite global Legoland park by far, we highly recommend a visit. It’s far to the south, almost on the Singapore border, we travelled by comfortable bus to Johor Baru then less-comfortable bus to the Legoland location where we stayed for 3 nights. It doesn’t make sense to stay in Johor Baru, it’s too far away. We have posts on
Best Time of Year to Visit Malaysia
Malaysia is as tropical as you can possibly get. Actually, we should call this climate Equatorial, for that is what it is. Temperatures and humidity remain high all year round. Expect to see daytime heat in excess of 30º C at any time of year. All expect short, heavy, tropical downpours in the afternoons.
The duration of these dwnpours increases in the wettest months, September-October on the West Coast, including Langkawi and towards Sabah and November to February ( the North East Monsoon) on the East Coast. The East Coast has more of a cooling breeze than the West.
April-October is the wet season for Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and the Cameron Highlands, but really, this makes little difference.
The best time to visit is generally considered to be between March and October.
Be aware of seasonal air pollution intensification. Burning off crops causes copious smoke to drift over from Indonesia, the effects can be extremely severe.
What to Wear in Malaysia
Interestingly, there is not much pressure to cover up in Malaysia. I was taken aback to find young girls with bare shoulders and short shorts. Personally, I prefer to cover up, I think it shows respect, but you will see a lot of exposed skin, far more than I expected, due to the mix of cultures here.
To visit mosques or other religious or sacred sites, you will of course need to be properly dressed.
Travel Costs in Malaysia
We feel that Malaysia works out more expensive than other countries in South East Asia ( excluding Singapore) and that you get less for your dollar. We’re not the sort to keep detailed records of our spending, but these guys do.
Travel Costs in Malaysia by Or Big Fat Travel Adventure.(couple)
Other Travel Blogs and Bloggers With Great Malaysia Content
Obviously, we haven’t been everywhere in Malaysia yet, we’re not Lonely Planet, so if you’re looking for other desinations in Malaysia, see where the other travel bloggers have been.
General Tips for Backpacking Malaysia or Regular Vacations
Backpacking Malaysia by Gamin Traveler
White Sandy Beaches Kota Kinabalu by Inspired by Maps
We have been to Langkawi, but as yet, no posts. It is undoubtedly a very beautiful part of the world. I’ll warn you that our kids had bad experiences with tiny jellyfish here, in Australia we call them sea lice and kids feel them far more than adults. Stinger season is dependent on time of year in Australia, I guess it may be here too, I’ll find out for you soon.
Ultimate Guide to Langkawi by Wagoner’s Abroad (family)
Top 15 things to do in Langkawi with Kids by Travel With Bender (family)
Scuba Diving in Malaysia
Yes Malaysia is a destination for scuba divers, check out:
Scuba Diving in Malaysia : Tioman, by Phenomenal Globe.
Don’t Forget Your Malaysia Guide Book
Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei (Travel Guide)
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