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Malacca Tour Itinerary for 1D1N
If you are short of time and you can go for a one day Malacca tour. However, that would be too rushing and better option is to go to Malacca in the afternoon, stay at A’Famosa resort and have some activities there. A’Famosa resort is located in the Alor Gaja district of Malacca and is at half an hour drive to the historical center of Malacca.
We suggest staying overnight at A’Famosa Resort. At A’Famosa visit Safari Wonderland and Water Theme Park in the daytime and the Cowboy town in the evening. Have dinner there. On the next day go to A’Famosa Water Park until checkout time.
After checkout, you can go to the historical center of Malacca. Have a Malacca historical area guided tour there (buy the ticket below). If you have a luggage, you may go to Malacca Sentral first. Keep your luggage (latest until 2145) at the luggage stall (a shop which provides such a facility). Then go for the guided tour of the historical area. Take a Grab or a bus to the Dutch Square (Red Square) or from where your tour starts. After the historical area tour, you can go back to the Melaka Sentral. You can then return by bus to your next destination. If you want to catch a flight, you can take a taxi or Grab to go to Melaka International Airport. It’s only at about 15 minutes driving distance from Melaka Sentral Bus Station.
There is no A’ Famosa entrance fee as such. However, for every activity, as mentioned below, you have to buy a ticket. You may go to one of these places or all , its up to you. Each activity or place is ticketed separately. You can buy all tickets but to arrange your time to go through all places or those you are interested in.
A’Famosa Safari Wonderland Ticket in Malacca
A’Famosa Safari wonderland is, as the name suggests, a fantastic tour! If you are traveling with children or are interested in observing wild and tamed animals at the same place, do consider including it in your Malacca tour itinerary. If you are on a one-day tour package, you won’t have time for this. This is for those who are Malacca free and easy package or 1D1N or longer tour package. You can also consider this if you are staying at A’Famosa.
On this safari, you’d find ferocious tigers, docile rabbits, kingly horses, which you can ride, elegant flamingos, inquisitive raccoons, dino ancestors, splendid ostriches, and inquisitive emus.
You’d be riding on a secure caged truck which allows towering giraffes to peep into and ferocious tigers to glare at you – all in their own habitat. You’d also cruise in a river on a raft and go to the ‘Monkey Island’ where you can interact with brown lemurs, monkey squirrels, capuchin monkeys, white headed gibbons and the like.
This is Malaysia’s largest water theme park! Yes, it’s in Malacca. Children and adults equally liked it. You, your family and friends, all would like the thrilling escapade at this full of a fun water theme park. You’d find floats, spine-tingling slides, and exciting rides and attractions for you, where you can jump into the game pools, be pleased with water slides or indulge in the like activities. The awesome attractions and tantalizing treats are waiting for you. Everyone at this awe-inspiring water theme park will find something for them.
Children may love to be at Arabian style water playground – The Arabian Village. Your kids may also love to be at the Adventure Pool or riding a raft on a classic water slide. You’d also find sandy beaches, a lazy river, and one of the tallest, longest and widest ‘ice cream’ in Southeast Asia. You can experience ‘Wa Ha Ha’ tsunami-like effect and an adrenaline producing ‘Hula Hula’ too. The ‘Inner Tube’ and high-speed rides over seven-story slides with heart-stopping and breathtaking high-velocity joyrides are waiting for you. This is not the end, there is a lot more for you to experience. If time allows, do include in your Malacca Tour Itinerary, this astounding water theme park to experience the fun and thrill which it offers.
If you are really really short of time, you can opt for Malacca One Day Tour Package. In this tour package, you are picked up from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur (City Center KLCC or Bukit Bintang) and brought to the historic part of Malacca. You’d be able to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Malacca, have lunch and see the Jonker Walk, Malacca River, Stadthuys, Christ Church, etc in the heart of Malacca. If you are staying somewhere else, you can ask for pick up arrangement with a separate fee or arrange your own transfer to KLCC, Bukit Bintang, or to the place in Malacca where the guided tour starts.
This Malacca One Day Tour Package (as mentioned above) is the best option if you don’t have much time and want to visit Malacca for one day only. This tour package include your travel costs from Kuala Lumpur. Additionally you get a tour guide to show you the historic part of the Malacca.
1D1N Malacca Tour Itinerary
You can come to A’Famosa Resort, and enjoy the activities there, as mentioned above. Next day you can visit the historic part of Malacca. You have to arrange your own transport, We will provide you some useful links to arrange your transport from the place you’d be staying to A’Famosa Resort, Malacca; from A’Famosa to Malacca City Center and to your next destination.
Malacca Free and Easy Package
Malacca Free and Easy Package is the Mallac tour itinerary which is really up to you to decide. You may find 3D2N itinerary as enough for Malacca tour. The places you’d be visiting and activities you’d be getting involved are more or less the same. However, you can give one full day to Water Theme Park ar A’Famosa. Similarly, you can give one full day to Malacca historical are tour. Beside this you may consider visiting Jonker Walk Night Market on weekends.
An island of rich Chinese legacy, Penang has a variety of sanctuaries, ruins, galleries, safeguarded timberlands, and lovely shorelines that make an outing here more than advantageous. Finish it off with the way that this island is said to be the nation’s natural sustenance capital, and its no big surprise that tourism assumes an immense part in its economy. From the water’s edge at the Clan Jetties to the beautiful blue sheen of the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang is genuinely noteworthy. If you call Malacca as ‘Mini Malaysia’, you can comfortably label Penang as ‘Malaysia in Miniature“. Once a part of the Straits Settlements, its historical areas together with Malacca’s historical district, are included in UNESCO’s protected heritage list. That’s why a holiday in Penang is a must while on any Malaysian vacation trip.
When to visit Penang?
If climatic conditions are your main concerns, please be aware Penang has a tropical climate. This is similar to the rest of Malaysia. Here, September – October are relatively wetter months and December through the February are relatively drier months. The daytime temperatures range between 30°C-33°C and nighttime varies from 24°C – 25°C. So any time of the year is a good time to visit for holiday in Penang. Just keep in mind, you always need to carry a small umbrella. It’s not easy to predict precisely when a drizzle, if not rain may occur.
How to Go to Penang?
There are many options available to go to Penang. The best choice depends on from where you are going there. Those following our suggested tinerary, need a flight from Malacca. If going from Singapore, may also consider a direct flight and same is true for the Bangkok. You have an option of going to Penang by a flight from Kuala Lumpur too. However, from there, other options are also available. We look here all choices one by one.
How to go to Penang from Malacca
Malacca to Penang flights
If you are traveling as per our suggested itinerary, and you are traveling from Malacca to Penang. In this case, the best way to go there is by a direct flight of Malindo Air. Cheap, easy and best way to arrive at your destination for holiday in Penang. You can take a Grab from the airport to your hotel or the place you are staying anywhere on the island. You can even go to the mainland if your plans are to go to Butterworth. However, most tourists stay on the island, either at Batu Ferringhi or the Georgetown and going Penang by air from Malacca is the best way. Beside Grab, you can also use other modes of ground transportation.
From Malacca, another way is to travel to Kuala Lumpur by bus and then take another bus to Penang or go to KLIA2 and take a flight to Penang. We’d mention various options to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Penang separately on this page.
Malacca to Penang train
Trains are not possible directly from Malacca but you can go to nearby Pulau Subang/Tampin train station. From there can take a train to Penang via Kuala Lumpur’s KL Sentral Station. KTM ETS Malaysia Railway also operates once daily train to Penang’s Butterworth station. It takes six hours and twenty minutes from Tampin/Pulau Subang (near Malacca) to Butterworth, Penang). As mentioned, trains are not frequent and you must check the schedule before you go to the train station.
From the Butterworth train station you can walk to ferry terminal to reach the Penang island. Ferry ticket are very cheap and travel time may be 20-50 minutes including waiting time for ferries.
Malacca to Penang by bus
You can get a direct bus from Malaccaa to Penang without passing through Kuala Lumpur. This is seven hour journey and cost arount RM 40-55 (USD10-12). If you prefer, you can also go to Kuala Lumpur and then take another bus to Penang. Its hassle but if you have your reason to use this option, its not imporrible. If you plan direct journey, you may book early online to avoid feeling soryy for no seat availability.
Both day and night trip buses are available. Buses from Malacca go to two places in Penang. One is Butterworth Terminal and the other one is Sungai Nibong. If you are going for hoilday in Penang island, take the bus going to Sungai Nibong Terminal as that one is located on the island of Penang. Alternatively, you can also go to the Butterworth Terminal and can easily find a ferry from the nearby ferry terminal to go to Penang island.
Departure point from Malacca is Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal (some buses also depart from Alor Gaja town in Melaka State). The bus operator that offers bus services from Malacca to Penang include Billion Stars, Transnasional and Cepat & Cekap Express .
Roughly its distance is 508 km, average traveling time: 07h25m, the total of nine bus operator brands run their buses from Malacca to Penang.
How to go from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
A lot of choices are available for this question that how to go from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. Lets check one by one.
Going Penang from KL by train
In order to go from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, you can take train from KL Sentral station for Penang’s Butterworth station. From the Butterworth which is located on the mainland, you can take any other ground transportation to reach your destination in the island. Most trains leave in the evenings and reach Butterworth before or by the midnight.
KL Sentral to Butterworth : The Electric Train will take 3 hours 40 mins to reach Butterworth. The old style afternoon Express Rakyat will take almost double the time of the electric train (ETS).
Once you reach Butterworth, you can walk to ferry terminal to go to the Penang island.
Travel time from mainland to the island: Ferry from Butterworth to Pengkalan Weld (on the island side of Penang) may take about 20 mins to 60 minutes depending on connection at the ferry terminal.
Total journey time from Kuala Lumpur to Penang island will therefore be between 4-5 hours.
Though the ticket is slightly expensive than the bus, this is the most convenient, comfortable and time-saving way to go for holiday in Penang.
Penang from KL by air
In case you want to go from Kuala Lumpur to Penang by air, can take a flight to Penang from Kuala Lumpur. Malindo Air flies from KLIA terminal 1 and Air Asia flies from KLIA2 terminal.
Travel time: It may take about 45 minutes to reach KLIA or KLIA2 from the Kuala Lumpur city. You need to reach two hours before the flight. And flight takes one hour to reach Penang. From the Penang airpirt, you may need about 40-50 minutes more to reach your hotel in Georgetown or Batu Ferringhi or somewhere else on the island. So the total travel time would be almost five hours. The cost will be slightly higher too. So you may consider train as the better option unless you like the air travel too much.
How to go from Kuala Lumpur to Penang by bus?
The travel time from Kuala Lumpur to Penang by bus is about five hours as it covers the distance of about 355 km. Bus operators which ply buses between Kuala Lumpur and Penang include Sri Maju Group, Supernice, Era Mesra, Antar Holiday, Transnasional, Konsortium Bas Ekspres, Kulim First Travel & Tours and many more.
Departure points include TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan), 1 Utama Shopping Centre (1U Bus Terminal), Hentian Bas Duta, Terminal KTM, KL Sentral, Putrajaya Sentral, Selangor, Kajang, Selangor, Puchong Tesco, Terminal Shah Alam, Selangor, Klang Sentral, Selangor, and Sabak Bernam, Selangor. If you are first time traveller, or don’t want to be confused with so many departure points, chose either TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) or KL Sentral, whichever is nearer to your place of stay.
Most buses depart from TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) and many from KL Sentral. From other places, very few buses depart. If you are traveling for a holiday in Penang island, where most tourists go, chose Sungai Nibong Terminal in Penang as the destination. Sungai Nibong is located on the island. Butterworth terminal is on the mainland and you would need to go to the island by ferry which may take further 20-50 minutes more, though it’s not expensive.
Some Quick Liner Express buses provide wifi and power plug whereas some Konsortium buses have TV and reclining chairs. Check before booking as these services may be temporarily unavailable.
From Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal you can take RapidPenang bus to go to various parts of the island. It takes Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay) road to take you to Georgetown. If you need to go to other part of the island you can find other types of ground transportations there.
Singapore to Penang – Best way to travel
The best and quick way to go Penang from Singapore is by air. Many cheap Flights from Singapore Changi to Penang are available. Just search from the search forms on this page.
Penang – Singapore Flight Time or the Singapore – Penang Flight time.
Non-stop flight time from Singapore to Penang is 1 hour 25 minutes and the same is the duration for Penang – Singapore flight.
In case you also include airport waiting time, which is about two hours, required for check-in and boarding, its total travel time of three and a half hours from the Changi Airport to Penang. This is much less than the bus or train travel time, which has hassles of changing buses and trains and the waiting hours for the same.
How to go to Penang Malaysia from elsewhere?
Getting to Penang island, Malaysia is easier from many other places too. Direct flights are available from a number of airports. Here are some departure points from where you can get to Penang directly or with little hassle:
Singapore, Langkawi, Surabaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malacca, Jakarta, Johot Bahru, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Medan, Hong Kong, Kota Bahru, Kuching, Kunming, Guangzhou, Phuket, Taipei, Ho Chi, Minh City, Hanoi, Doha, Banda Aceh, etcetra.
Where to Stay in Penang?
Picking an inn that flawlessly satisfies your desires for a holiday in Penang:
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Hard Rock Hotel Penang is situated on the acclaimed shorelines of Batu Ferringhi. The resort highlights 249 rooms with its hip and smart enrichment and is appropriate for all families, couples or single explorers. A fairly nice choice for accommodation when you are travelling for a holiday in Penang.
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Located at 10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Its a work of art and lavish convenience appropriate for those that ache for the wistfulness, general outlines, and impacts of pilgrim Malaysia. Absolutely right choice for a holiday in Penang.
Complimentary daily papers, 24-hour room administration, web, and small-scale bars are a couple of the pleasantries that anticipate visitors upon registration.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa is situated alongside the quiet waters of the eminent Batu Feringgi Beach. It offers vacationers visiting for a holiday in Penang, a lavish withdraw in evident Malaysian style. The area enables advantageous access to the shoreline. All rooms and suites are very much brightened in conventional Minangkabau style.
ParkRoyal Penang Hotel
Location: Batu Ferringhi Beach. Regardless of whether on an excursion for work or occasion, every one of the 309 rooms at this 5-star property is intended to enable visitors to unwind in solace and style. In-room offices are also provided in selected rooms.
Evergreen Laurel Hotel
Located at 53 Persiaran Gurney, Gurney Drive, this inn is preferably arranged far from the clog of the city, yet only a couple of minutes from the flourishing business area and inside strolling separation from different sights, nearby shops and eateries. Business winds up easy here, and joy and relaxation are unadulterated.
G Hotel Penang
G Hotel Penang is located at 168A, Persiaran Gurney, Gurney Drive, Penang.
Great and stunning lodging with a pinch of cool innovation. It additionally offers comfortable rooms with a fantastic determination of originator furniture. G Hotel Penang ignores Penang’s most famous lane Gurney drive. Customers can appreciate the advantages of being close to the ocean.
Solitary Pine Hotel
Situated in Batu Ferringhi. Disconnected in a perfect spot on the Penang coastline, this rich Batu Ferringhi property is the main five-star boutique inn in the territory. Getting a charge out of contemporary inside plans while catching a beachfront area, Lone Pine Hotel is an accommodating property.
23 Lovelane Penang Hotel
Located at 23 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang, and hence its name! Every one of the ten rooms in this 5-star inn is custom fitted to fulfill visitors’ needs. Incorporated into all rooms are a pressing board, cooling, LCD/plasma screen TV, and remote web gets to. Additionally to be found at the lodging are airplane terminal exchange, clothing administration etcetra.
Inn Equatorial Penang
The Hotel Equatorial Penang is strategically placed near the Bayan Lepas new zone. It offers simple access to Penang International Airport and Georgetown downtown area. It is the island’s only golf and traditional resort. Deliberately arranged on the South-Eastern piece of Penang island.
Eight Rooms – Macalister Mansion
Located at 228 Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang. On the off chance that what you’re searching for is a strategically placed lodging in Penang, look no more distant than Eight Rooms – Macalister Mansion. From here, visitors can appreciate simple access to everything that the exuberant city brings to the table. For touring choices and nearby attractions, one need not look further.
1881 Chong Tian Hotel
Location: 36-42 Jalan Pintal Tali, , Georgetown, Penang. When visiting Penang, you’ll feel comfortable at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, which offers quality convenience and excellent administration. From here, visitors can appreciate simple access to everything that the enthusiastic city brings to the table. This cutting-edge inn is in the region of popular city attractions.
Fig Tree Hill Resort
Location: 460, 461, off Jalan Kenari, mkm 10, Sungai Ara, Bayan Lepas, Penang. Worked in, Fig Tree Hill Resort is a particular expansion to Penang and a brilliant decision for voyagers. From here, visitors can appreciate simple access to everything that the energetic city brings to the table. With its advantageous area, the inn offers simple access to the city’s must-see.
Brilliant Sands Resort by Shangri-La
Situated in the dynamic region of Batu Feringgi Beach in Penang, this delightful four-star property is a superb place to remain. A phenomenal resort for a family assembling, it flaunts 387 visitors rooms that offer a little settlement with splendid offices.
Bayview Beach Resort
The lodging is situated in a calmer more grand zone of the city as close-by mountains, and the ocean gives the foundation. Located on Batu Ferringhi Beach, the Penang International Airport is just a 45-minute head out while the focal point of Georgetown is around twenty.
Sunway Hotel Georgetown
Location: 33, New Lane (off Macalister Road), Georgetown. This lodging is situated in Georgetown, the core of the city considered by UNESCO to be a world legacy site. The area offers simple access to Penang Bridge, Penang International Airport and Ferry Terminal and all significant business focus.
The Traders Hotel
Location: Magazine Road, Georgetown, Penang. The Traders Hotel, Penang, is situated in the core of noteworthy George Town and is the city’s head business lodging and tradition focus. With present-day work and conferencing offices, meeting rooms, and assembly halls ready to suit up to 600 individuals, the Traders Hotel.
Where to Eat in Penang?
What to eat in Penang
Penang is notable for its bounty of eminent, real sellers’ joys which local people guarantee can’t be copied somewhere else. In Penang, vendor nourishment is as tasty as – if not more than – the best gourmet involvement in any city. It is additionally extremely prevalent. Numerous Malaysians hold Penang as the best-scavenged goal in the locale, not as a result of some fantastic eateries but instead for the modest diners and slow down that line the avenues. Food lovers having holiday in Penang won’t regret.
Since Penang is synonymous with great sustenance (eating variety is by all accounts Penangites’ most loved leisure activity), there are numerous spots where one can locate a decent grouping of vendor slows down and eateries on the island, particularly in Georgetown. The island is well known for their Nyonya-roused flavors. Malacca might be more popular for their Nyonya culture, yet as far as cooking, it is the Penang Nyonya flavors that catch the hearts (and stomachs) of many having holiday in Penang.
Must try food in Penang
Among Penang’s most well known culinary enjoyments are Penang Char Kuay Teow, Assam Laksa, Tar Sau Peah, Rojak Pasembur, Nasi Kandar, and Hokkien Mee. While having holiday in Penang these are must try foods without which you’d definitely regret.
Penang Tourist Attractions
We’ve recorded the Penang’s attractions so whenever you ensure to counsel this A – Z list, so you don’t pass up anything.
List of places to visit while on holiday in Penang
• Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple
• Batu Ferringhi
• Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest
• Bukit Panchor Forest
• Clan Jetties
• Cheong Fatt Tze
• Eastern and Oriental Heritage Building at Penang
• Escape Adventureplay
• Hainanese Mariners’ Lodge/Penang Heritage Trust
• Han Jiang Ancestral
• Kapitan Keling Mosque
• Kuan Yin Temple
• Mengkuang Dam
• Millionaires’ Row
• Nattukotai Chettiar Temple
Browse this site for more detailed info on must visit places in Penang and the best Penang tourist attraction which you can’t affort to miss!
What to Do in Penang?
This is the question asked by every visitor on holiday in Penang. Penang appreciates a large Chinese and Tamil people group, alongside the indigenous Malay occupants. You will, therefore, locate an excellent and different nourishment scene that incorporates red hot curries, toothsome noodles, and plenty of road sustenance delights. The majority of this is circled by a lovely design. And the common focus of Penang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own particular right.
What to do in Georgetown Penang?
If you are a heritage lover and happen to be on a holiday in Penang, you’d definitely love to investigate genuinely old structures and also historical centers, posts, greenhouses, and sanctuaries. Guests to Penang will not be shy of spots to visit and sights to look at on a trek here.
What to do in Penang at night?
Penang Nightlife and things to do at night
Bars and nightclubs are concentrated on the Upper Penang Road. Go for it if you are on holiday in Penang and fond of these things. Beach bars, rooftop bars and more are there for you.
Shopping on Jalan Batu Ferringhi for those interested in buying cheap things from night markets.
Hawker food lovers can enjoy good food in open air settings at New Lane Hawker Center near Sunway Hotel Georgetown. Others include Gurney Drive Hawker Center, and Long beach Food Court on Jalan Batu Ferringhi.
Music lovers can go to Hard Rock Cafe or Reggae Mansion. There are several music festivals and if there is anyone while you are on holiday in Penang, you can go. For example, in March-April you can enjoy Penang World Music Festival and the Penang Island Jazz Festival in August.
Join dances, if you enjoy it. Slippery Senoritas, Jammin, M2 Club, Soju Room, Storm are some places where you can enjoy dances.
Penang Sunset Cruise which starts at 1700 hours can show you wonderful sunset in the sea passes through many forests and wetlands.
Activities at Komtar Tower
At the 65-68 of the Komtar Tower is The Top. It has a glass walkway that lets you watch the world go by below. The Rainbow Skywalk and Observatory Deck offer breathtaking views of George Town and beyond from the Georgetown’s highest point. You can also find Jurassic Research Center, 7D Discovery Motion Theater, and Tech Dome Penang. You can also enjoy Ocean Explorer, Dino Gym, Magic Mirror Maza, Musical Carousel and Jelly Bump. Besides, UFOX spaceship adventure, Tongkat Ali King gallery medicinal herb, Durian – the King of Fruits gallery, TOP Boutique Aquarium as well as Penang State Gallery are also located at The Top. Whether you on holiday in Penang alone or with family and kids, you’d love to go to these places.
What to do in Penang Hill?
Having a holiday in Penang without going to Penang Hill is totally unjustified. Visiting Penang Hill is a must while you are on a holiday in Penang. Pay attention to the following activities while on the on the hill.
Use funicular train to go up the hill.
See well preserved old British colonial and Asian landmarks. These incluse Bel Retiro Bungalow as well. Hill mosque and Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Temple are also places if you like to go to religious places
Watch beautiful view of the island and return after viewing stunning view of the island at night.
Observe the its flora, fauna and the Nature on the hill away from the urban crowded places down the hill.
Tempat shopping murah di Penang and shopping malls of Penang
Many Malaysians often ask about the “tempat shopping murah di Penang” which means something like where to buy cheaper things in Penang. Of course, everyone wishes to shop more and spend less, so we try to give Penang shopping mall list and brief info about the shopping malls in Penang. Little bit of shopping while on holiday in Penang, especially some souviniers, would remind you later about your memorable visit to Penang.
Department stores, cinemas, 380 retail shops, and many other things are there in Gurney Plaza.
Paragon or The Gurney Paragon is higher end shopping place along Gurney Drive.
It was once a very popular mall but later lost its original glamor. Now it is being revived. ICT Digital Mall at Komtar was developed in 2010. It is the biggest IT department store at Penang Island that sells all kinds of electronic products including gadgets, phones, and computer related products. Sky bridges now connect it with the neighboring 1st Avenue and Prangin malls.
Though not a big mall itself, the Prangin Mall, together with neighboring malls – ICT@Komtar and 1st Avenue – together embody the largest retail area on Penang Island. Prangin Mall caters mainly to lower- and middle-income earners as there is a large number of cheaply priced retail shops. So this is one of the tempat shopping murah di Penang, where prices are relatively lower.
Queensbay Mall is the largest on in Penang. You can find here places like Dome, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks, AEON deparment and grocery store, Golden Screen Cinema, etc.
1st Avenue Mall
1st Avenue Mall Penang is a stylish shopping mall located in the heart of George Town. It offers fashion, leisure, entertainment and plenty of dining outlets for the style conscious people. This mall is favorite of yougsters and travellors, both. 8th Floor has a double volume glass curtain wall which allows a panoramic view over the city of Georgetown.
Straits Quay offers liesure walk, shop and nourishment facilities. Every weekend you can find a ‘market’ there in the center of the court with affordable stuff.
Lorong Kulit Flea Market
The Lorong Kulit Flea Market is another place which can comfortably be called as the tempat shopping murah di Penang! Yes its cheap and you can bargain a lot. You can buy a varity of thing be it shoes, Thai talismans, old postcards, collectors items, brass figurines, toys, fruits, vegetables, old watches, old film cameras, books, plants, mooncake wooden moulds, enamel plates, stamps, old money bills, electrical items, records and things like these. Sometimes you may find someone selling items which are scavanged from the landfills or even stoeln shoes. Warning: Police warns not to buy stolen items, but how can a tourist recognize its stolen or not? That’s the question, we can’t answer.
What to buy in Penang?
Penang must buy things
At Chowrasta market, Lower Penang road-near police station, you can buy nutmeg oil, preserved nutmeg, and nutmeg balm. You can also buy nutmeg products from Ghee Hup Nutmeg Factory at 202-A Jalan Teluk Bahang, Balik Pulau.
Nyonya beaded shoes, Malay traditional “capal” at Kompleks Dato’ Kailan, Kepala Batas.
Pak Ali’s Jeruk Madu – sweet pickled fruits, can be had from 24, Jalan Pantai Jerjak, Gelugor.
Kuih Bahulu – a baked traditional Malay cake made up of sugar, eggs and flour.
Tau Sar Piah (a round-shaped Chinese pastry) by Him Heang, 162, Jalan Burma, George Town.
Thin Seng Soy Sauce from its factory located at 79 Jalan Gemas off Jalan Terrengannu. They produce it in a traditional ways and is a cheap buy too.
Rojak Orang Hitam Putih Paste for fruit salad dish. Rojak fruit salad is a popular Penang delecacy.
Kebaya, silk dressing gown, and batik sarongs. Many shops sell. One example: Sams Batik House on Jalan Penang.
Penang Batik – a traditional hand painted textile fabric. You may also consider a visit to Penang Batik Factory to see how it is crafted. The tour is free and there is a shop on the site. Location: 651 Jalan Teluk Bahang.
Meera Sahib Spices from 116, Penang St, Georgetown.
Clove balm, mung bean pastry, and bean paste biscuits: You can buy from Chowrasta Market or Pasar Chowrasta.
Roti Jari – a Malaysian snack popular among local elders is made by Hup Hoe Biscuit, 1629, Jalan Besar, Simpang Ampat, Penang.
Penang White Coffee – the coffee beans roasted with palm oil, ground and brewed and served with milk which gives it a white color. Can be had from 20B, Jalan Bagan Jermal, George Town.
When you plan your travels, you may have your own reasons to visit a particular place. So why would you choose to visit Malacca? Of course, you may have your own motivations. Let me write some general reasons which often attract tourists to this historical city. These are the reasons which undoubtedly make Malacca as one of the best holiday destinations in Malaysia.
Gateway to Malaysia’s history
As people say, Malaysia was ‘born’ in Malacca. You can also say it was here where it all began. The history of Malaysia started from here. Indeed the Malacca history is the history of Malaysia. Besides, Malacca is an abode of many renowned cultures of Malaysia. Verily, Malacca is a melting pot of multiple Malaysian cultures. We can call Malacca as a Mini Malaysia.
You must cherish if you have included Malacca in your Malaysia visit itinerary. If not, you must include a Malacca day trip in your tour program. A couple of days would be better. In this article, we would try to give suitable Malacca itinerary and list of places to visit in Melaka (Malacca).
Malacca – the focal point of Malaysian heritage
Melaka is the most seasoned capital city in the territory of Malaysia. It is the focal point of Malaysian history too. Many protected points of interest speak to the pith of Malaccan history appropriate from the control of Portuguese, Dutch, British and Japanese. Today, Melaka has been built up as one of the UNESCO world legacy destinations. You shouldn’t miss it when visiting Malaysia.
Malacca is easily accessible
Whether coming from Singapore or Johor Bahru or Kuala Lumpur, Malacca is easily accessible by road. You can get a bus, luxury coach, taxi or even Grab (Uber-like service) from these places. You can travel by bus easily and don’t really need a taxi or Grab! (more details below).
Sightseeing and food in Malacca
Besides historical eminence and easy access, picturesque sightseeing and inexpensive mouth-watering Malacca food are the other reasons for you to visit Malacca. We will take up these topics individually.
Bus to Malacca or train?
You can get lots of buses for Malacca from various places. However, lets first talk about the trains.
If you prefer the train, you won’t be able to reach the Malacca city by it. You would need to alight at Pulau Subang/Tampin train station and then go to the city by Grab or Taxi. This may take about thirty minutes to reach there. Don’t forget this would also be costing you some extra money too. Therefore, its wise to use a bus to travel from Singapore/Johor Bahru or Kuala Lumpur to Malacca.
If going to Malacca by bus, you’d reach Malacca bus station called Melaka Sentral. From Melaka Sentral, you can take a local bus or a Taxi/Grab to go to your hotel or the place you would be staying. You can find local Panorama buses’ schedule at Melaka Sentralbus station. You may need to wait half an hour to one hour at the bus station for your Panorama bus.
Bus to Malacca from Singapore
If you are traveling from Singapore / Johor, it is better to go to Larkin Sentral Bus Station of Johor Bahru and take a bus to Malacca from there. For a coach to Malacca, you can get from various points in Singapore and Johor Bahru (JB), including Larkin Sentral Bus Station.
There are customs and border control authorities’ checkpoints at the Malaysia – Singapore border. Hence it is wiser to take a local Singapore – Johor Bahru bus to reach Larkin Sentral first. The advantage of using the local bus is that if passport and customs checks take longer time, you don’t need to worry about the bus leaving without you. If you miss one bus you can use the same ticket to ply on another bus of the same company to reach Larkin Sentral. However, if you are going to Malacca directly from Singapore, you may really have to hurry to avoid missing your bus. Your bus may not wait long for you if passport and customs control takes longer time.
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If you are going to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur, the best place to start your journey to Malacca is TBS Bus Station. Most of the buses and coaches start their journey from here. You can book your ticket online or buy from the bus station counters. However, booking online would ensure your seat. Sometimes, if long holiday weekend or on festival eves it is often difficult to get a seat. Better safe than sorry, so we recommend booking online.
Step by step instructions to Get from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca
When you have invested adequate energy in Kuala Lumpur, a standout amongst the most widely recognized goals to see a while later is Melaka (Malacca). As mentioned earlier and as UNESCO has recorded, the city has numerous motivations to visit. Some prominent attractions incorporate Jonker Walk Night Market and Dutch Square. Getting to Melaka from Kuala Lumpur can be a conceivably confounding undertaking though not difficult once you understand. Nonetheless, this well-ordered guide should make it simple for you to achieve Melaka (and Jonker Walk) from KL in roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes utilizing to a significant degree reasonable open transport.
Take after these means on the most proficient method to get from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by transport
On the off-chance that you are remaining at an inn or guesthouse in Kuala Lumpur, at that point, it’s best that you continue to KL Sentral Station using a taxi, Grab, Monorail, KTM Komuter or LRT. The method of transport you select eventually relies upon your area and spending plan. Kuala Lumpur is known for substantial activity downtown. You may attempt to take one of the people in general transport alternatives restricted to a taxi if conceivable.
When you touch base at KL Sentral, your next goal will be TBS Station. TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan likewise called Bandar Tasik Selatan) is a cutting-edge transport terminal that administrations the majority of the transport trips traveling south of Kuala Lumpur. We prescribe that you take KLIA Transit from KL Sentral to TBS Station (Cost 4.50 RM, around USD 1.50) The KTM Komuter and LRT additionally go to TBS, so these are alternatives however we discover KLIA Transit more dependable, with more up to date prepares. Bandar Tasik Selatan is the primary prevent from KL Sentral on KLIA Transit.
If you’ve just landed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and going to Malacca straightaway, take KLIA Transit to TBS Bus Station.
Make beyond any doubt that on the off-chance that you need to go to TBS, you don’t take KLIA Express. This will skip TBS all together as it makes a trip straightforwardly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport without making any stops after KL Sentral.
At Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) Bus Station
When you land at TBS Station, you will even now need to make short travel to the transport station. TBS is a substantially rectangular building that can’t be missed. It will be to your right side as you land at TBS using KLIA Transit from KL Sentral. Take the signs and stroll to the transport station. This will take roughly 5 minutes.
While in TBS you will doubtlessly need to gather your transport ticket regardless of whether you obtained it online. If you haven’t bought a ticket on the web, search for the transport organization you need to move in and buy one to Melaka. On the off-chance that you obtained your ticket on the internet, they have individual counters to change over your online ticket to an official card. The least expensive transport to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur is 10 RM (around USD 3.00), while the average ticket value ranges from 13-15 RM.
When you have your ticket, take after the signage to your loading up the door. TBS is set up similar to an air terminal, along these lines it’s anything but confusing to explore.
The transport ride from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca should take somewhere in the range of 2 hours to 2 hours and 40 minutes. If the activity is light, expect that it will take around 2 hours.
Most transports are going from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca end at Melaka Sentral.
At Melaka Sentral Bus Station
Most visitors that visit Malacca need to go to Jonker Walk – which is right amidst Malacca’s celebrated vacationers’ territory. On the off-chance that you likewise need to get to Jonker Walk at that point either take a Grab/taxi or people in general, bus transport from Melaka Sentral. We prescribe taking the public transport which advantageously drops travelers off at Dutch Square (100 meters from Jonker Walk). The transport ticket from Melaka Sentral to Dutch Square is not expensive.
The public transport buses withdraw around at regular intervals, and it should take about 20 minutes to get to the vacationers’ region. (Refreshed passage 2 RM, roughly USD 0.60). Bus 17 from Melaka Sentral will drop you off here at Dutch Square.
Flights to Malacca
If you are traveling to Malacca from Penang, Malaysia, or Pekanbaru, Indonesia, you can catch a direct flight to Malacca. Plans are underway to start direct flights from Sabah / Kota Kinabalu to Malacca. So far no flights available from Sabah.
When to visit Malacca
The weather of Malacca is tropical and humid. Rains are slightly less from mid – February to mid – April and relatively heavy during November and December periods. You, however, may need umbrella all the time as sometimes it can be wet without warning.
You can, therefore, visit Malacca round the year, whether its summer or winter-time or anytime whensoever you want.
Need to find the best-evaluated room(s) in Malacca?
When you get off the transport in the traveler territory of Malacca at that point, continue to your inn to drop off your baggage. Malacca has a full scope of boutique inns around Jonker Walk, and we firmly prescribe remaining here. Malacca can get super caught up with amid ends of the week with many travelers visiting from KL and furthermore from Singapore, so you are best to book well ahead of time.
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We trust that this data will make your excursion from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca substantially more helpful. In any case, on the off-chance that we passed up any subtle elements or you have any inquiries please don’t hesitate to remark beneath!
What to see in Malacca?
The vast majority of the exciting travel spots in Melaka are packed in the focal point of the city. The popular Jonker Walk or Jalan Hang Jebat is known for its full classical pieces and excellent nourishment alternatives. New bistros and claim to fame stores pleasantly specked the zone. These just add an appeal to this astounding path. The Peranakan design is apparent in Jonker Walk.
Malacca (Melaka) tourism is to a great extent subject to its social legacy. Subsequently, they protect it as much as they can. Here, you can discover numerous noteworthy historical centers, particularly in Bandar Hilir territory. A’Famosa Fort and St. Paul Hill can likewise be found around there. These remainders dated similarly as 500 years back and extremely spellbinding to see.
Melaka Sultanate Palace and St. Paul’s Church
Melaka Sultanate Palace gallery is arranged at the foot of St. Paul’s Hill. Even though this isn’t the first royal residence, it is now home to Malacca Cultural antiques. Moving up the slope of St. Paul, you will discover vestiges of St. Paul’s Church, another legacy structure of Malacca.
Tombs, mosques, and sanctuaries in Malacca
Upper East of Malacca town, explorers, can find the most significant Chinese burial ground outside of China. Bukit China’s tombs gone back to Ming Dynasty and are well-kept by the Malacca people group.
One of the sharpest historical points in Malacca is the Kampung Keling Mosque. It was worked by Indian Muslim brokers in the eighteenth century, and it includes the one of a kind engineering impact of Sumatra while the Cheng Hoon Teng sanctuary is accepted to be the most seasoned Chinese sanctuary in Malaysia. It is a Buddhist sanctuary luxuriously improved with fanciful figures and fantastic wood carvings and goods.
Islands of Pulau Besar and Pulau Upeh
Malacca likewise offers sandy shorelines offshores, the two principal islands to visit are Pulau Besar which is a safe shoreline house and Pulau Upeh, a nature sweetheart’s heaven. Pulau Upeh is likewise home to the uncommon Hawksbill turtle. You can take a ship from Jeti Anjung Batu in Umbai to reach these islands. While many frequent Pulau Besar, only the very few would want to go to the Pulau Upeh. Another island, Pulau Melaka is now connected to the mainland via a bridge and is being quickly developed by some local and Chinese developers. Melaka Straits Mosque is located on this ‘island’ and is worth a visit.
There are many captivating vacationer spots here in Malacca, Malaysia besides the previously mentioned. Melaka is a conservative town loaded up with numerous vacation destinations which amuse vacationer everywhere throughout the world. Circumventing town is made straightforward with Bus Panorama Melaka which works all through Melaka, giving travelers the accommodation of getting to one place and another.
Malacca travel resembles a stroll back in time with its precious and protected culture you won’t discover anyplace else on the planet. It is astonishing how the Melaka people group looked after their legacy and figured out how to oblige its multicultural history.
Here’s a rundown of Malacca’s other attractions and spots that you can visit while you’re there
The rundown isn’t comprehensive however it covers a considerable measure of vacation destinations here in Melaka. On the off chance that you don’t realize what to do in Malacca, read on!
A’Famosa Fort is among the most seasoned existing European structural stays in Asia. It was at one time a vast and intense structure, and just the small entryway survived extra minutes. It was worked by Portuguese authority Alfonso de Albuquerque who trusted that Malacca would turn into a port connecting Portugal and China.
A’Famosa Fort as you see today is just an abandoned entrance of the Portuguese fort who conquered Malacca in 1511. This building was just the little entryway house back then. These structures are only a portion of the remaining parts that are now under UNESCO’s heritage protection. The vast majority of them have been lost after some time.
Jonker Walk/Jonker Street
Jonker Walk is the Chinatown of Malacca. It’s effectively a standout amongst the most jammed zones in this residential area on ends of the week. The street is shut for autos regarding the week, and many slows down are set up along the road. The Dutch used to live adjacent when they vanquished Malacca previously. Nonetheless, after they cleared out, the vast majority of these houses were involved by Peranakans (otherwise known as Baba Nyonya).
Up until today, a large portion of these spots is as yet claimed by Peranakans and numerous houses have been changed over to shop parts or visitor houses/lodgings.
Activities at Jonker Walk/Jonker Street around evening time
Buy bunches of keepsakes that the roadside vendors are selling.
Eat a wide range of tidbits and nourishment.
Take photographs of the place or even the delightfully improved trishaws.
Visit bars and bistros along the road (e.g., Hard Rock bistro and Geographer bistro.
Encounter the swarmed Jonker Walk.
Activities at Jonker Street in the daytime
Buy a lot of keepsakes.
Visit different bistros along the road (bistro bouncing). Do look at Heeran Cafe, Daily Fix Cafe, and Calanthe Art Cafe.
Try the Cendol dessert.
Check out some Baba Nyonya sustenance.
Buy some neighborhood delights, particularly from large spots like San Shu Gong.
Visit the Mamee Museum/Mamee Jonker House
Jonker road is very mainstream as a visitor spot, so do stroll around and merely investigate the region. As Malacca is truly hot and sticky, make sure to convey an umbrella.
Menara Taming Sari
Menara Taming Sari is another fascination in Malacca. It is famous on the ends of the week. It’s fundamentally a ride that enables you to see the town of Malacca.
As it’s 80 meters tall, you can see most places in Malacca because there aren’t that numerous tall structures. You ought to have the capacity to understand the Straits of Melaka, St. Paul’s Hill, Maritime Museum et cetera.
At same spot from the above Menara Taming Sari, you can likewise look at the Duck Tours. It’s an altered vehicle (World War 2 truck) that resembles a duck and can go both ashore and water. As these vehicles are never again being used, they were changed to wind up some portion of the Melaka Duck Tours.
Malacca River and Melaka River Cruise
Malacca waterway moves through the city, and it’s excellent around evening time. As of late, they introduced numerous beautiful lights along the stream that prodded tourism. You can take Melaka River Cruise boats to see all these places along Malacca River.
What’s intriguing with the Malacca waterway is that there are a few bistros or bars along the stream where you can chill during the evening. Some are open in the daytime. However, it’s more famous during the evening.
Christ Church in Malacca, Stadthuys and Clock Tower
Likewise, a famous spot in Malacca is the Red Square, which comprises of the Malacca clock tower, Christ Church and Stadthuys. They are all in a similar region, just meters from each other.
Numerous vacationers’ transports stop here, and you’ll see a lot of travelers here every day, including more terrain Chinese countenance here.
Stadthuys then again, is the vast red building that remained alongside the stairway of St. Paul’s congregation. It was the conventional living arrangement of the Dutch Governor and has been a critical point of interest in Malacca, Malaysia. Today, it is home to two exhibition halls, the Historical Museum and the Ethnography Museum where explorers can discover great accumulation of traditional marriage ensembles and Malacca’s relics. At the back is fantastic, one more exhibition hall, the Literature Museum.
On the off-chance that you see a ship amidst no place, that is most likely the Maritime Museum (Muzium Samudera).
It is a standout amongst the most visited galleries in Malacca as of now. The ship itself is an imitation of Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese vessel.
There are bunches of displays, antiques, and reports from the time when Malacca used to be genuinely compelling. You can likewise observe the exchanging connections of Malacca previously.
Klebang shoreline is very a long way from town. You unquestionably require a ride here (possibly Grab). To be ruthlessly legit is anything but an extremely delightful shoreline. Try not to hope to see shores like in Europe or those Instagrammable shorelines.
At night there might be a lot of local people here, and even some sustenance slows down, including coconut shake.
Swiss Garden Melaka Rooftop (Tallest Building In Malacca)
Swiss Garden Hotel is the tallest working in Malacca. You need to buy a ticket to get to the 42nd story of the building. You ought to have the capacity to see all of Malacca town. It’s much higher than the Menara Taming Sari.
Taman Bunga Merdeka
You might ponder where is this Taman Bunga Merdeka? What’s so extraordinary about it? How can it fall inside ‘Malacca attractions’? I’m alluding to the zone behind Dataran Pahlawan where you can see the old prepare utilized previously. There are additionally exhibition halls along the street. It is the same old Coronation Park that commemorates the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. Though some may still call it Coronation Park, it’s new name is Taman Bunga Merdeka.
What to eat in Malacca
Food variety in Malacca
There are many eating places in Malacca with food ranging from local Peranakan cuisine to Malay food, South and North Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian and a variety of other nourishments. Here we mention some selected eateries.
Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup
You never truly visited Malacca if you never attempted satay celup here, unless you are vegetarian or only eat Halal food. There are two famous ones, for the most part, Capitol satay celup and this one. We believe it’s less demanding to get a seat at Ban Lee Siang satay celup, so we included this one.
Current World Restaurant
Current World Restaurant spends significant time in Chinese nourishment, and they are situated on the same column from Simply Fish, Siam Recipe and Ichi Zen.
The nourishment is, for the most part, more costly yet the quality is indeed there. Do try it out.
Tong Sheng Restaurant
On the off-chance that you’ve been to Melaka Raya and see the long line, you may have seen Tong Sheng eatery. They have some expertise in their crabs and cheddar beehoon with huge prawns. They have a couple of other incredible dishes too.
Day by day Fix Cafe
Day by day Fix Cafe has evaluated one of the best sustenance puts on Trip Advisor, and it’s not astounding. You can find this bistro on Jonker Street, yet the passageway isn’t that self-evident. You need to enter a trinket shop, and it’s located at the back of it.
Hee San Cafe
From the proprietors of Backplane Cafe, came Hee San Cafe. You can find it on Jonker Street, quite near Daily Fix.
Restaurant D’ Tandoori House
If your taste buds long for the north Indian food, you must go to Restaurant D’ Tandoori House located at 273, Jalan Melaka Raya 3, Taman Melaka Raya. It’s vegetarian-friendly and has a good variety of north Indian vegetarian food too. Many people say their Tandoori Chicken, Palak Paneer, and Fish Tikka are the best. Shahi Paneer, Garlic Naan, and Kulfi Icecream are the other must tries.
Next destination – Penang
If you are following our suggested itinerary, the next holiday destination for you would be Penang. You can take a direct flight to the up north, stay in Penang and Langkawi and then move down to stay in Kuala Lumpur before winding up your holidays.
Malacca to Penang flights and timings
The quickest flight time for non-stop flights from Malacca to Penang is 1 hour 20 minutes. The standard flight time is 1 hour 20 minutes.
The most punctual trip of the day leaves at 14:45. Do check for any changes.
Melaka to Penang flight data
The flight separates between Melaka to Penang is 417 km.
There is one airline that offers non-stop flights from Melaka to Penang. It’s Malindo Air, and the flight goes 3-4 every week. For updated info do a search in the form below, book your flight and hotel and enjoy a safe and pleasant trip to Penang.
Malaysia the best winter holiday destination and a splendid summer escape!
Having holidays soon? Looking for the best places to visit in winter or during the next summer? or just looking for winter holiday ideas? Or maybe you are just fancying to sense some more about winter family vacations? Oops… sorry, if you are single, you may well be casting around for winter holidays for singles! In this portraiture, I’ll offer some propositions which would be suitable for all – families, singles, with kids and for adventurists. Trust me Malaysia the best winter holiday destination and summer escape. Do read all the pages.
Yes, it’s surely the best and the cheapest holiday destination for all and splendid indeed round the year. If are living in the frigid north or frosty continental quarters and are having winter holidays think of Malaysia – the best winter holiday destination in the warm tropics. And if its summer time and you’ve got time to go on holidays, Malaysia would still be the best choice, guaranteed!
The best escape to warm tropics
Malaysia is a gem arranged in the South East district of Asia. It is where the old world meets the new, where present day advancements are inundated in ancient societies and customs. Malaysia as the best winter destination offers a wide assortment of entrancing attractions for potential travelers. These attractions never neglect to draw new voyagers seeking occasions. Among these attractions incorporate the solid wildernesses of the essential urban communities, the immaculate shorelines along the shorelines, the mountain withdraws at Genting and Cameron Highlands and furthermore the national parks which houses one of the most established tropical rain backwoods on the planet. There is much more than Malaysia brings to the table, and it tends to be said that these attractions have the definite potential to take into account visitors of each tint; be it shopping fan, nature sweethearts and even experience daredevil.
Malaysia additionally appreciates a tropical atmosphere lasting through the year, upheld by elevated amounts of dampness and rich vegetation all over the place. This makes Malaysia the best winter holiday destination and a perfect summer escape from vacationers originating from western nations. Other than the consistent and warm atmosphere, the way that it is free from any cataclysmic events and furthermore political disturbance makes Malaysia the best winter holiday destination a standout among other winter occasion goals for outsiders. Voyagers can appreciate the warm immaculate shorelines or go for a walk through the tropical rain woods as an escape from their winter season in their countries.
What are the places to visit in Malaysia?
After quite careful contemplation and having lived in Malaysia, I have designed the following itinerary. You may consider this for a perfect twelve days holiday in the tropics! This would be far better than a trip to the best European cities to visit in the winter. Unless you are looking for a frosty, frigid and freezing resort for skiing! This tropical warm holiday itinerary is flexible. You may extend it or shorten as per your requirements and time availability. For me, this is unquestionably the best itinerary for places to visit in Malaysia for both winter and summer twelve day holidays – Malaysia the best winter holiday destination and for your summer escapes!
From the airport to the Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia
Breath-taking scenery, fascinating history, fresh air, friendly environment, traditional food, and authentic & welcoming people – everything you can get in a place that is the wonderful country of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is the capital and a dynamic city center of Malaysia which is famous for the very attractive and innovative Twin Towers, luxury shopping malls & hotels, and so many high-rise, eye-catching & modern constructions. Explore your dream! Kuala Lumpur has excellent transport facilities for tourists to get an awesome happy feeling during a holiday. If you are thinking to embark on an unforgettable vacation with your friends, family or alone, then this magnificent city is waiting for you, with a variety of transport services such as taxi, bus, train, and private transfer as well to get you from the airport to Kuala Lumpur city.
A fabulously colorful tourist destination, KL Sentral, houses attractive cheap and luxury hotels, international, and local food areas, shopping facilities, and so many other things just for you. You can get everything through an easy entrance to Malaysia’s largest Rail transport center. You can explore this small and beautiful area and find many old and new Buddhist temples, and some of the Kuala Lumpur’s largest shopping malls. Also, fresh air, friendly environment, traditional food, and a variety of travel activities can give you awesome and wonderful holiday experiences. However, how do you get from the airport to Kuala Lumpur city – KL Sentral? Amazingly, this destination is easily accessible from KL Sentral Station via train, bus, taxi or Grab (formerly Uber Malaysia) transport services. You can get essential information discussed below about the transport facilities in Malaysia for your next holiday plan.
KLIA EKSPRES Train
A reliable way to get from the airport to Kuala Lumpur city. An impeccably clean, neat, train with a free WIFI zone is the KLIA Ekspress train. As a local express train, it connects the Kuala Lumpur Airport terminals to the city’s central station (Sentral). This is also the fastest way to reach the center of Kuala Lumpur without any concerns. You can also enjoy an amazing view of the city! The KLIA Ekspress train is perfect for the first time traveler to catch the great opportunity of seeing outside view.
KLIA Transit Train
Another option for travelers to travel from the airport to Kuala Lumpur city is KLIA Ekspress (Express) Train. It uses the same railway track but has a few stops at certain stations between the airport and KL Sentral. It is a transit commuter service between Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) and the city (KL Sentral). Nevertheless, this train makes quick short stops at Kuala Lumpur International Airport terminal 1 (KLIA), Salak Tinggi, Putrajaya & Cyberjaya, and Bandar Tasik Selatan stations (TBS station). If you want to go directly from the airport to Kuala Lumpur city, take KLIA Ekspress as its quicker and direct.
Train schedule and cost
The KLIA Express can bring visitors in around 30 minutes from the airport to Kuala Lumpur Sentral (central) train station. This train service starts at KL Sentral and from there the first train leaves at 05:00 am to the airport and the last train service is at 00:40 am (recheck this as it may change). You need to pay RM55 fair for a one-way ticket (adult) and RM 25 for a child. You can get the KLIA Express train at KLIA terminal (Level 1) or at Gateway KLIA2 terminal. Tickets can be bought at KLIA Platform, Level 1, KLIA & KLIA2 International Baggage Reclaim Hall, Gateway@KLIA2, Level 2. Departure Hall, Level 1. Please do recheck the latest info on the prices and time schedules as these may change.
Some more info
Service Hours: 05:00 – 01:00 daily
Travel time: 28 to 33 minutes (approximate)
Cost: for adults is RM55 ($13.5) and for children is RM25 ($6) – 2 to 12 years
Service timetable: Every 15 minutes during rush hours & off-rush hours 20 minutes
This is the cheapest way for travelers to go from the airport to Kuala Lumpur city – KL Sentral. For example, the Airport Coach provides standard bus service from one of them. You can take a bus from KLIA bus station situated at Ground Floor Block C annex to the main terminal building – just a few minutes walking distances. From KLIA bus station you can get a bus to the various places in the city. The travel time varies from one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes. The ticket price is around RM10.
Taxi is another mode of ground transport which you can take from the airport to Kuala Lumpur city. This service is available at the airport taxi booths. Travelers can hire a taxi from KLIA and KLIA2 both terminals of the airport. The meter and fixed rate, these two payment methods are available in a hired taxi. The better option is for the traveler to manage a taxi ticket from the counter and to show this ticket to the driver when going to the destination. It’s hassle-free.
Some more tips and info about the airport to Kuala Lumpur city
You can receive taxi service all-around 24 hours which can take travel time from 40 to 50 minutes
The approximate budget for a taxi is RM60-80 ($15-20) and for a premier limo it’s RM100 ($25)
From the airport to Kuala Lumpur’s Bukit Bintang
You can get all-in-one facilities in Bukit Bintang, which is a fashionable side of Kuala Lumpur’s city center area. If you are looking for nightclubs, bars, hotels, cafe, and other things then this destination is perfect for you. Try the delicious food that offers sensations of superb taste. But, how do you get from the airport to Kuala Lumpur’s Bukit Bintang?
This splendid place is always popular among tourists because of reasonably good taxi, bus, and train transport facilities. Bukit Bintang now has MRT (Metro or Subway, as is called in some countries) station, but it doesn’t connect the place with the airport directly. So you can’t use MRT to reach from the airport to Kuala Lumpur city or Bukit Bintang. However, you can go to some places in Kuala Lumpur only as one line (Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line) is functional. Therefore, the most efficient method to visit Bukit Bintang is the direct taxi with the same price you can spend to go to KL Sentral from the airport. Alternately, you can first reach the KL Sentral and from there either take a taxi, Grab or monorail (monorail would be cheapest with a ticket price of RM 2.10 from KL Sentral to Bukit Bintang.
Some more points to note
The taxi fare from the airport to Bukit Bintang can be around RM74 and the ride can take around 48 minutes in normal road traffic
The bus fare is RM10 (one way) for a person and can take about 90 minutes to reach the station. The bus would usually go to KL Sentral and from there you may need to go to Museum Negara to take another bus to Bukit Bintang
Lastly, if you choose to visit by train, then it can take around 28 minutes and cost RM55 per person (one way) to reach the KL Sentral station and then you can take a monorail from there to Bukit Bintang.
Grab is a smartphone-based transport booking platform, like Uber, that started in Malaysia to revamp the taxi and transport industry. You can use the app find a car, taxi or even hitch a ride, to travel from the airport to any part of the Kuala Lumpur.
The private transfer is the most convenient alternative, though some expensive, and this can be booked online before your travels. The advantage of this service is that you can make a booking through the correct price and can do the financial transaction in advance. It has flexibility and can offer a discount as well. However, you’ll need to make sure that the online website company is reliable.
Rent a car
Rent a car service is also available at KLIA and if you want to drive yourself, you can book the car in advance, online.
Don’t miss out on your Malaysia tour. All the given information can make your trip more easy and enjoyable!
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