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A week after returning from my Delhi-Jaipur trip I was amidst packing for my international holiday.
Malaysia was a relaxing combination of city life and island paradise!
- Visa– Visa cost us 2800 rupees per person( December 2017). Here is the link to apply.
- Flights– We booked Air Asia flight from Hyderabad to Kuala Lumpur. And back. Air Asia has pathetic onboard service!! Avoid this airline if you can. From Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi we booked Malindo airlines.
- Accommodation- Thankfully we had a friend who lives in Kuala Lumpur. So, we stayed over their place during the trip. In Langkawi, we booked a charming hotel room through booking.com – MY VILLA in Pantai Cenang.
- City traveling- We rented a car through EUROPCAR in Kuala Lumpur airport for local traveling, and in Langkawi, we rented a motorbike for 40 ringgits. For local traveling in Kuala Lumpur, you need a pre-loaded card called ‘TOUCH & GO,’ wherein you can swipe it at the toll gate plaza, parking lots, petrol bunks, etc.
- Meals- Since, I was staying at a friend’s place, food for me wasn’t a problem. I had a proper home cooked food every day! And I couldn’t be happier. I don’t devour into a new delicacy, never felt like trying out either. And in Langkawi, we found a small Indian shack for meals.
- Packing- Since I have been to Thailand in December, I was pretty sure the weather would be the same, hot and humid in Malaysia. I packed light and breezy clothing for the entire trip.
Langkawi Island is a lush tropical place with stunning sunsets and tourist places. Given a chance, I would revisit the island and explore more.
The Oriental Village is the best tourist attraction of Langkawi! Upon reaching there, we hopped on a cable car to reach the Mount Chin Chang to visit Sky bridge, the famous SRK movie Don’s climax scene. The ride up was exhilarating,
Langkawi Eagle Square is a well known human-made structure with a view of Kuah Bay. Perfect holiday postcard kind of a place.
After climbing many, many stairs and playing with cheeky monkeys, we reached the Hindu Shrine. You need to be appropriately attired to visit Batu Caves. Nothing above the knee is acceptable there!
Genting Highlands is a hill resort which is located approximately one hour from the city. We boarded the sky cable to reach the Genting highest point which enters into a shopping mall. The view was breathtaking!
On the night of Christmas Eve, we went to Times Square hopping from one pub to another until the wee hours of the morning. The street was bustling with people, lights and merry!
The big draw to the city filled with malls is Petronas Tower and Kl Tower.
It’s bad manners to keep a vacation waiting!