Sarawak is a state in north west Borneo, part of Malaysia. The Malay part of Borneo is sometimes called Eastern Malaysia. Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan are the three Malaysian states and federal territories in Borneo, the rest of Borneo belongs to Indonesia and Brunei. In times gone by Sarawak changed hands regularly before becoming a part of Malaysia in the 1960s, its … [Read more...]
Places to Visit in Malaysia
Places to visit in Malaysia. From Kuala Lumpur, to Penang to Langkawi to Malacca. Find what you need on Places to visit in Malaysia in the blog posts below.
We visited most of these sites in Malaysia with family, with kids, but anyone should find this information useful for their visit.
Malaysia is a fantastic destination for families boasting beaches, culture, wildlife, great food and plenty of child-magnet attractions. It's not the cheapest place in the world, but being in South East Asia, prices for family travel and vacations are moderate. There are 2 parts to Malaysia, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia ( Malaysian Borneo) and the two parts offer … [Read more...]
Penang is a tropical state of Malaysia comprising Penang Island and a neighbouring portion of the mainland. When tourists, travellers or holidaymakers talk of visiting Penang, they're usually referring to the island, which is where you'll find a number of family friendly tourist attractions and beach-side resort towns as well as the bustling and historic state capitol, … [Read more...]
We were lucky enough to be able to visit the brand new Legoland Water Park Malaysia near Johor Baru just a couple of weeks after it opened. We spent the previous day at Legoland Malaysia (review here) and loved it , time for round 2, a day of splashy, wet family fun in the tropical heat of southern Malaysia. A Legoland water park review, from us, a family who loves to travel … [Read more...]
Legoland Malaysia outside Johor Bahru is just north of Singapore, in the far south of Malaysia. We visited with our kids, then 7 and 9, making a special trip south from Kuala Lumpur and Melacca, just to visit Legoland Malaysia and the Legoland Water Park next door. You will find honest reviews for both on our site. So was it worth the trip south? YOU BET Legoland … [Read more...]
Malacca is a strange place. Arriving on the bus from Kuala Lumpur, on motorways that could easily have been in Surrey, I felt as if we'd left Asia. It was all a bit too Western. We got off the bus at Malacca Sentral, not to be greeted by touts, but by helpful people pointing us in the direction of the official taxi rank. The taxi drivers didn't try to rip us off, they got … [Read more...]
There are many and varied places to eat out in Batu Ferringhi, from Mc Donalds to The Hard Rock Hotel and everything in between. You'll also find numerous region specific speciality restaurants including Thai and Lebanese. It's a lovely spot and well worth a stay. We spent 10 days in Batu Ferringhi on a fairly tight budget and what we really wanted was local style food, be that … [Read more...]
Stunning Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Kek Lok Si temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the region, was high on my list of places to visit on Penang. I think it's possibly the prettiest temple I've ever visited, each section of Kek Lok Si has its own charming style and the temple and it's compound were a surprisingly good place to take the children during our Penang … [Read more...]
The kids and I went to Fort Cornwallis in Georgetown, Penang yesterday, I posted a photo on my Facebook page and Suzi asked me " What's in Fort Cornwallis?". So here, just for Suzi, is a brief run down on Penang's historic fort.It was a very stormy day and very welcome rain eventually drove us out, the light wasn't great for photos. See why we were doing a rain dance in … [Read more...]
I love India and I love Indian food, South Indian in particular, it's light, fresh and usually vegetarian. I'm in food heaven here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, finding foods that I haven't tasted in the last 12 years, since our last round the world trip.The street right next to ours, here at Back Home Hostel, is famous for all things South Indian, food in particular. You can … [Read more...]