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    SuzzukaWang2  28, Female, Malaysia - First entry!
17
Nov 2017
3:36 AM IST
   

A Bus Ride from Penang to Kuala Lumpur

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Penang which is the island of modernity and old world charm is located in the sub region of Peninsular Malaysia. The best time to visit Penang is between the months of November to January and March to May. The weather here is always pleasant. The city is divided into two parts – Penang island which also included the city’s capital George Town and the other part is Seberang Perai. The city has been dubbed as the Pearl of the Orient and also the Silicon Valley of the East – thanks to its ever progressing commercial centres and the industrialised states that have a thriving economy. Upon visiting this city you will realise that although it is quite modernised today but as you dwell deeper within the city you will see that at its heart it is still a city that embraces and acknowledges its old customs and traditions.

The population is vastly heterogenous owing to which several different languages are spoken here. Hence it is not a surprise that Geoprge Town which is the capital city has been listed as the world cultural heritage site by the UNESCO. The city also offers some of the most stunning views of the sparkling coast of Malaysia as you travel alongside its road. From parks to beaches, Penang will not fail to astonish you on any front. If you are one of those who like to live in the lap of luxury you can choose from its wide range of 5 star Hotels. This includes the famous Seven Terraces in George Town which is one of the most well equipped and modernised hotels in Penang. However there are also some budget friendly options like Hotel Royal Penang and the Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort. Although light on pockets these hotels do not fall short of any modern facilities. After my 15 day tour in this city it was time for me to visit my next destination which is the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Based on my previous experience I headed straight to this website redbus.my to book my bus tickets to Kuala Lumpur.� As per the website there were more than 7 Operators.� Plus Liner, Kbes, Trans Nasional, Nice, Qalaf Express, Cepat Express and Star Mart Express were the ones having daily buses on this route. Since it is only a 4 hours journey between these two cities there were limited luxury coach operators. Nice, Plus Liner, Star Mart Express were some of them. The cost of tickets for a luxury bus started upwards of MYR48 where as those of executive coach operators’ start from MYR35. There are buses starting from 12:00 am midnight till 11:00 pm.� Since the duration of the journey is 4 hours make sure not to leave during peak hours as the 4 hour journey might get extended to 6 hours. I found the ticket prices to be quite reasonable as well as the quality of service on the Plus liner coach is top notch.
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    AngelQuren  28, Female, Malaysia - First entry!
23
Nov 2017
6:03 AM IST
   

A Bus Ride to some of the attractions of Langkawi

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Langkawi is full of plush green landscapes, parks, significant landmarks that should definitely not be missed. This is one of Malaysia most popular destinations and is home to several cultural attractions, excellent opportunities for divers, a great nightlife and shopping that is quite easy on your pockets. Langkawi is also popularly known for its calm and serene beaches, which is rated among the best in the world. Langkawi is best explored when you travel by road and I highly recommend you to do so by boarding a bus and zipping around the city. Langkawi buses are known for their strict adherence to timings.

Malaysia surely has many reasons to boast about their strategically planned road networks. The road planning is such that you can reach every nook and corner of the city without having to change your mode of transport frequently. You can just board a bus and reach your destination without any interchange of buses. Apart from this, the punctuality and low fares of the bus transit system has encouraged people to leave their own cars back at home. These buses have their own tracking system and there is no need to wait at the bus stop either. You can travel carefree without your wallets thanks to redbus.my, which will let you book your bus tickets online. So next time you plan on going somewhere open your redbus app, book your tickets and zip through the city conveniently and hassle free. The website also rewards you via discounts and cashback offers!

Langkawi Sky Bridge

A 125-metre long pedestrian bridge offers magnificent views of Telaja Tujuh Water Falls. The Waterfall is set at 700 metres above sea level and can only be accessed via the final station of the famous Langkawi Cable Car Ride. You can board a bus that will take you to the entrance point of this Cable Car Service. The only requirement for you to get on this ride is that you should be above 12 years of age. The bridge has a very sturdy design and can accommodate more than 250 people at a given point of time. The bridge is a picture perfect destination as the views are simply stunning. The ride is definitely not for those who are faint-hearted but the ones who are not, are simply going to have a memorable experience.

Eagle Square

It is a 12-metre tall sculpture in the shape of an eagle that is just ready to take a flight. The structure has been built on top of an elevated platform and is just at a walking distance from landmarks like jetty point mall and several restaurants as well as duty free shops. It also houses small fountains, bridges and terraces and since it is located quite close to the sea, it has become a popular spot amongst the youngsters for clicking pictures. You can board an express Bus and get off at the Jetty Point Mall and you can easily reach Eagle Square.
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    yshielynn  24, Female, Philippines - 6 entries
10
Nov 2018
1:45 AM +08
   

Best Places to Enjoy Christmas in Malaysia

Known for its humid climate all year round, Malaysia is not your typical scene for a White Christmas. Albeit that, tourists can still celebrate the jolly festival and welcome the new year with a bang! If you are unsure where to spend the last few days of 2018 in Malaysia, here are a few suggestions that you would surely love.

1. Experience the thrill of snowboarding and skiing at First Traxx

Christmas is all about spending time with your family and loved-ones. A fun, healthy and great way of bonding with each other is to experience the thrill of snowboarding and skiing. Travelling to a country with snow covered slopes will cost you a bomb and it is unfortunate that Malaysians do not get to enjoy snow sports here. Thankfully, this indoor snowboarding and skiing centre is a great alternative that offers you the opportunity to immerse and fully enjoy your time on the mountain. First Traxx provides a comfortable environment to chill and relax while you wait for your turn on the slopes.

2. Soak up the sun at Langkawi

Tired of the city life? Wrap up the year with a short beach vacation to Langkawi. The island offers a variety of unique activities such as island hopping on a jetski. Simply explore the archipelago of Langkawi from its bizarre rock formations to the sandy white beaches. You may even get to feed the eagles roaming around the islands! After that, you can simply end the day chilling on the beach while watching the gorgeous sunset.

If youre not a fan of the beach, you can also take a ride on the longest free span mono-cable car at 919.5 meters in Malaysia to Mount Mat Cincang. Enjoy breath-taking views of mountains, valleys, islands, and the Andaman Sea. On clearer days, some parts of Indonesia and Thailand are also visible. For the astrophiles, you can head up the Skydome which features a high-tech 11-meter full dome theatre that offers spectacular 360-degree 3D projections of the galaxy with the use of 12 projectors.

3. Hit the biggest shopping malls and go on a shopping spree with the best Xmas promos

The best places to do your Christmas shopping would be at major shopping malls such as MidValley, Sunway Pyramid, One Utama, and KLCC. Many of these malls feature big retailers that are
well-known worldwide. Brands such as H&M, Mango, Uniqlo, and ZARA are tenants of these shopping malls. Not only that, the major departmental stores, namely ISETAN, Robinsons, and Parkson are transformed into whimsical, spirited portals that will put you in the mood for Christmas.

If you want to avoid the crowds during the year end shopping spree, you can always opt to shop online! There are many benefits of shopping online, because not only you get big discounts through the use of coupon codes, you can also shop through the comforts of your own home. Get exclusive promotions with Malaysias top e-commerce sites like Lazada, 11thstreet, Zalora, Qoo10 and many more!

4. Let your hair down at the best Night Clubs

Calling all party animals! The iconic Zouk Night Club always have a few tricks up their sleeves to ensure every party-goer have a time of their lives. Dance the night away to a line-up of international and local DJs. There is a total of 11 venues within the majestic confines of this RM 39-million night club which makes it the quintessential playground and home of music luminaries in Asia and the rest of the world.

Another favourite among club-goers is Club Kyo, which is Mandarin Orientals on-site nightclub. It houses a roomy dance space with a minimalist industrial setting. Groove to a range of music from house and techno to disco and hip-hop.

5. Indulge in a Christmas Feast at various hotels

Well-known for their 360-concept dining outlet, you can savour only the finest culinary delights at Grand Hyatts THIRTY8. Gastronomes will surely enjoy their large selection of food featuring Western, Chinese as well as local cuisines. For tourists seeking a more authentic Malaysian experience, they can head over to JP teres that features delicacies from the three major ethnic groups (Malay, Chinese, and Indian) in Malaysia. The restaurants also offer an array of Christmas desserts and goodies that would tickle the taste buds of any sweet tooth out there!

If youre looking for a more budget friendly feast, you can opt for Best Western Hotels Kembali Kitchen or Hotel Armada Christmas buffet. You do not have to brave the KL traffic to celebrate Christmas as the hotels are right in the heart of Petaling Jaya. Enjoy Christmas delicacies such as roasted turkey, Christmas pudding, and other goodies at Best Western Hotel. For a more traditional Christmas affair, head to Hotel Armada and be enchanted with a live performance by the hotels resident singer Roy Chan.

6. Support a Christmas Charity Bazaar

What better way to celebrate the season of giving by donating to charity. Save the date for Christmas Bazaars specially brought to you by organisations formed by American, British, and French expats living in Malaysia. Be spoilt for choices with more than 50 vendors offering clothing, handcrafted goods, baked goods, and other paraphernalia. There will be also a raffles giveaway, Christmas music, and decoration to set the mood. The proceeds will go to local charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Do take note that some of these events require tickets, so do keep tabs on their social media accounts and get it ahead of the actual event as the number of guests is limited!

Now that you know the best places to enjoy Christmas in Malaysia, the next best thing you can do on your holidays is to give your love ones a gift like a brand new smartphone. You can check various phones, know their latest prices and ever compare cell phone prices! -Iphone 5S Price, J7 Pro Price , Samsung A7 Price , Zenfone 5 Price,Oppo F1s Price,Vivo V5 Specs or Iphone 6 Price.

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