How to spend A WEEK in Malaysia, The True Asia
If you are run short in time and want to taste different blends of Malaysia, the True Asia in a week only. Then, come with me and I will show you how I traveled for a week in Malaysia to see different aspects of life and culture there.
Although it needs several months to explore Malaysia known as the True Asia, but we have the only limitation which is called time. So, a week in Malaysia is a tiny time span to visit the whole country. However, we can taste the few parts of this beautiful country just in seven days. Accordingly, I am here to present my plan which I have fully exercised while tasting to Malaysia in a week. You will see that we had spent an activity-packed holiday there
Best weather to visit Malaysia
You can visit Malaysia throughout the year. However, February to October is considered the best months. We visited Malaysia in March and the weather was pleasant there.
Our visited places in a week in malaysia
We visited Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur, Genting and Melaka. Our planned time was
- 1-3 days in Langkawi
- 4-6 Days in Kuala Lumpur
- Partly 6-7 Days in Melaka
langkawi: Day 1-3
Most of the International flights land in Kuala Lumpur. We arrived in Kuala Lumpur early in the morning. After waiting a couple of hours at the airport we took our flight to Langkawi and reached there within one hour. We booked our inbound flight to Malaysia by Skyscanner and our onward flight o Langkawi by Air Asia. We chose Langkawi for the first part of a week in Malaysia tour. Langkawi is famous for its pristine beaches. In addition, it is an archipelago of many small islands covered with rain forests and mangroves.
Airport to Langkawi Town Transfer
We rented a car from the airport for the next three days and reached Langkawi. Our first-night stay was planned at Oriental Village where we have a booking with Geo Park Hotel. The location of the hotel was in the center of the Oriental Village park which was a quite busy place during the daytime. It is just because, as it used to be a center for certain activities like a cable car to the sky bridge, 3D museum, and many more. However, after sunset, it seems so deserted that we hardly see any person there. We got the favor of early check-in and then we took our way to the sky bridge. The ticket cost was 55 RM. It was a combo ticket and it also includes the 3D Museum, SkyDome, and Sky Rex.
Cable car to Sky Bridge tour
The cable car took us from sea level to Mount Gunung which has a height of 708m. There were two stops in between. The first one is a viewing deck which is at a height of about 600 m and the second one was the iconic Sky bridge from where you can get the bird’s eye view of the whole Langkawi and mark the points of interest from there. It is the topmost interaction and must-visit thing for our Langkawi tour
3D Museum in langkawi
Our next activity was to visit the beautiful art museum which was created with awesome ideas and adorable themes were painted with bright colors. It took us around one and a half hours to visit this place. pic
Oriental Village after sunset
We can feel the tranquility and calmness after sunset. The color full light into the park gives me a chance to take some thematic long exposure shots of the park.
Kilim Geo Forest Park
We have booked our today’s tour from our hotel and todays main destination was a half day tour to Kilim Geo National Park.
A geological site which declared as UNESCO World Heritage place.
It is located on the east side of Langkawi along the Kilim River. Our half-day tour started from Tunjung Rhu jetty and the van of the tour company picked us up from our hotel early in the morning.
The points which we visited on our tour was
- Floating fish farm
- Mangrove Forest
- Bat cave
- Crocodile cave
- Tunjung Rhu beach
- Lunch was included in the package
After the tour, the company van dropped us at our hotel and we checked out from there.
Where we stayed in Pentai Cenang
Before visiting the underwater world we checked into our hotel in Pantai Cenang Area. We booked Tubotel as our hotel for the next two days and booked this hotel from their website. In this way, and we got a good promotional deal which includes the Island Hoping tour + Upsidow ticket and a Free meal.
We spent about one hour there. The area wasn’t so big however we saw much colorful marine life there. The one-person ticket was 46RM
Upsidow: ups and down
We got the free tickets of UpSidow with our promotional package from Tubotel and we went there after following the direction from Google Maps. The ups and down theme was really a genius work. We spent about two hours there
Cenang bazar & Dinner
It was quite a busy bazar with abundant food option there. We found an Indian hotel and took our dinner from there.
Half day Island Hoping tour
Likewise, our previous two days, our 3rd day was also jam-packed with activities. It was the south side Island hopping tour which includes the main three islands and all the island hopping tours offer the same points in any of the start direction.
- Pulao Dayang Bunting is famous for a freshwater lake surrounded from all four sides by mountains. There is a beautiful point where you can see the Sea and the Lake separated by a small viewpoint area.
- Pulao Singa Besar. Here we stayed in the boat and feed the eagles and watch their diving tricks towards food.
- Pulao Beras Basah. The best beach we saw in Langkawi and we swim there for a long time
Kuah Bazar Shopping and eagle square
As per our research, the Kuah was the best place for shopping in Langkawi. You can take many types of chocolate from there at a very cheap rate. Selfie with the eagle in Eagle square
Day 4-6, Kula Lumpur and Genting
We took the early morning flight to Kuala Lumpur. So, we took our breakfast early, reached to the airport and after an hour we were in Kuala Lumpur. We took the train from KLIA to KLIA2. From where we take a taxi to reach to downtown.
Where we stayed in Kuala lumpur
We stayed in Hotel Big M booked from Booking .com. it was near the down town and have a train station beside our hotel.
Hop on hope off bus tour
After check-in, we decided to take a hop-on hop-off bus tour and it was a fantastic tour. The one-person ticket was 55Rm and the upper deck provides the best panorama view of the sides. We almost took a complete tour of the city on board and come down at places of our interests. This route covers almost all the famous places like china town, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur City Center along with PETRONAS Tower, Kl Tower, Textile Museum, National Museum National Palace, and many more places.
On this day, we have a plan to visit the most expensive and cool hill station names Genting. It is famous for its viewpoints, a big Casino, and many indoor as well outdoor theme parks. We took our ticket from KL Sentral and it includes the price of the Awana Skyway Cable car too. The ticket price was 12.5RM. We spent almost half a day there while wandering into the big shopping malls with a couple of live shows of lights.
On our way back we took a stop to visit the iconic Chin Swee Cave Temple. It has an amazing 9 story Pagoda. Other attractions include the gigantic statues of Buddha and chinse-style numerous houses on a terrace-like forest.
little India in Malaysia
Today, in the morning we visited china town and then checked out from our hotel and went to TBS from where we took our bus to Melaka which a lively city north of the Singapore border. It was about 150km from Kuala Lumpur and took around 2.5 hours to reach there.
Our stay was at Riversong Hotel. It was a city of art and artists. If you like to see only one attraction, then you must visit the famous Jhonkar street known as Jhonkar walk there. During all night, you can see the Bazar packed with peoples who are going from one side to other the through vendors’ stall. When we visited, there was a certain chinse event and we attended the music show there.
Day 7 Melaka visit
Melaka or Malacca is a historical city and has an abundance of breathtaking sights, historical buildings, and magnificent churches. It is a small city and we can walk and see almost all the well-known sights there. Many nations ruled over Melaka, so the city seems like a salad bowl that includes the colors of many cultures.
What to see in Melaka?
There were countless sights with Dutch, Portuguese, and Chinese cultural insights but here I am mentioning the only, which I have visited on my day tour. I will write a separate post on this day’s tour too.
- A’Famosa Fort, which is a hillside fort of the early sixteenth century.
- The Christ Church. A red color magnificent church and one of the most defining structures of Melaka.
- St. Paul’s Church. It is part of the largest Chinese graveyard located outside china.
- Taming Sari Tower. The only gyro tower in Malaysia.
- Jonker Street.
- Museum Samudra.
- Melaka River cruise
Malacca to Airport
Finally, in the evening we reached back to airport from a direct bus transfer and consequently took our final destination. So, at airport we said good bye to our a week in Malaysia tour and came back to our homland.