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We relocated to Western Australia at the end of 2012, and this meant that the prospect of short holidays in Asia were now more feasible. Not long after our move, Danny's brother and his wife announced that they were heading to Kuala Lumpur for six months for work. We had never been to Malaysia, so this gave us a great excuse to take some time off and explore a new country. We immediately started looking into how and when we could fit in a holiday. 


Our trip was organised for the start of October, which was the rainy season but it fit in best with our work schedules. As soon as the flights were booked I started researching everything there was to see in Malaysia. Unfortunately, there was a lot, and with our limited time frame we needed to make some tough decisions. After much discussion it was settled that we would fly straight to KL to spend a few days with the family. Next, we would head to the highlands for mountain scenery, trekking and cooler temperatures. Then it was on to Penang, the street food capital, a top priority for Danny. Lastly, we would enjoy a couple of leisurely days on Langkawi, hitting the beaches and experiencing island life. 

Street scenes, Sultan Abdul Samad building, street food, Merdeka Square, Jalan Alor, KL at night.

Petronas Towers, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Central Market, Petaling Street/Chinatown, Masjid Jamek, Chow Kit Market, Menara KL Tower, Guan Di Temple, KLCC Park.

Butterfly Park, Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens, Masjid Negar, Batu Caves.

Parit Waterfall, Rafflesia flower trek, blowdarts, strawberry farm, Bharat Tea Plantation. 

Gunung Brinchang trek, Mossy Forest, Boh Tea Plantation, another strawberry farm, street market. 

George Town, Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Hill funicular and lookout, Clan Jetties, Khoo Kongsi Temple, street art, street food.

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, street art, street food, George Town, Monkey Beach trek and canopy walk, Tek Sen restaurant.

Resort life, scooter action, Temurun Waterfall, beach, night market, sunset.

Telaga Tujuh Falls, Oriental Village, cable car, Panorama Langkawi, beach, night market, sunset.

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