Holidays and vacations are things I wait for all the year round. Am I too tired with everyday responsibilities? No worries there is a trip waiting for me next month!
Do I have a reason to celebrate? A trip is there already!! I am the kind of person whose bags are always packed.
And this year Malaysia is in my bucket list!
Since the time I saw this amazingly superb? Malaysia- Truly Asia ad,
I have wanted to go there. I told my husband to plan a vacation there, blackmailed him, cried for it, warned him to leave him if he didn’t (okay that went overboard)
But something or the other came up and we haven’t visited this awesome place yet.
Now when I have something in mind, it stays there for a very long time. So even when we could not plan our holiday, I spent a hell lot of time researching about the place. And what I loved about it is, it has everything for everybody.
Whether you are an adventure seeker, a foodie, a shopaholic or someone who just wants to relax all day in a serene environment, it has it all for you.
I have in me a little of everything I mentioned above. I love adventure but only when
I have had my dose of relaxation. Food and shopping, anytime anywhere!
Here is a list of five things I would love to experience in Malaysia.
1: Cameron Islands, Pahang (cuppa tea)
For someone who hears her husband say “ek cup chai ho jaye” everyday after lunch, this place would definitely hold some special attention.
Located on the Titiwangsa range above 1500m sea level, Cameron highlands, Malysia’s largest hill resort with its exotic tea plantation and other flower and fruits produce is just so tempting.
I would love to enjoy the beautiful view and talk about anything and everything with my husband over a cup of afternoon tea.
2: Genting Highlands, Pahang (Entertainment that never stops)
What is a vacation without partying?
Situated on Ulu Kali mountain around 1800m above sea level, Genting Highland resort is famous for its theme parks, casinos and night clubs.
Since this resort is only an hour drive from the main city of Kuala Lampur it is a perfect location for a blissful getaway yet stay close to the city.
I personally would love to stay at the peaceful Cameron highlands resort but would definitely love to enjoy the night life Genting Highlands has to offer.
3: BBKLCC (Shop till you drop)-
Now ask any girl does a vacation is complete without shopping? Of corse not! From collecting souvenirs for memories to gifts for relatives, not to forget the shopping for self, a perfect vacations ends only when you return with an extra bag!
The BBKLCC stretching from Bukit Bintang to Kuala Lumpur City Centre, has nine shopping malls in the entire area. Three of them are among the world’s 10 largest malls.
And the good news is many of the items are exempted from duty charges!! What else does one need? It is indeed a shopper’s paradise!
4: Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Sabah (Luxurious underwater living)
Right from my childhood watching Finding Nemo and The little mermaid TV series, I have been fascinated with underwater species.
I loved watching Ariel, the mermaid singing and swimming all day with her friends Sebastian and flounder.
Here is a picture if you have forgotten the beautiful mermaid.
How I wished I could see them in real!
May be not mermaid but this island does have abundant coral and aquatic species to
to fulfill my childhood wish.
Named after the Malaysia’s first prime minister, these group of island have shallow waters which makes it a perfect spot for snorkelling and diving for beginners like me.
5: KL Tower, KualaLampur (Dine, with the world at your feet)
I am a hard core romantic and love everything to do with romance.
Candle light dinners, surprises, gifts, Oh! I love them so much.
Just imagine having a candle light dinner 421 m above the ground!! That too in the middle of a forest!! The saying ‘sweep me off my feet’ would come true. Isn’t it?
KL tower in Kuala Lampur is the world’s seventh largest communication tower with a revolving restaurant on the top. It also has an observation deck 276m above the ground.
I just love the idea of taking in the beauty of the forest standing atop and leave with a sumptuous meal with a 360° view of the city skyline.
These were the five places I dream to experience in my dream vacation.
There are many other places and events packed all the year round. If these five does not fascinate you, not to worry. Malaysia has a lot of other experiences, events and places to offer. Be it cultural event, music festivals or just a big day out.
Find out the places that suit you best by visiting their site here.
All the images used are from the official site of malaysia tourism except the last one.
Image source for the last pic is here.
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