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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. 

Jalan Alor, street food, kuala lumpur, malaysia

Day 1

Kuala Lumpur

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

Rafflesia flower, cameron highlands, malaysia

Days 4&5

Cameron Highlands

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

Street art, penang, malaysia

Day 9


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

Sri Mahamariamman Temple, kuala lumpur, malaysia

Day 2

Kuala Lumpur

​Petronas Towers, Temples, Markets, Petaling Street/Chinatown, Masjid Jamek, Menara KL Tower, KLCC Park.

Boh Tea plantation, cameron highlands, malaysia

Day 6

Cameron Highlands

​Gunung Brinchang trek, Mossy Forest, Boh Tea Plantation, more strawberry farms, street market. 

langkawi, malaysia, beach

Day 10


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

Batu Caves, kuala lumpur, malaysia

Day 3

Kuala Lumpur

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

Kek Lok Si Temple, penang, malaysia

Days 7&8


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

Sunset langkawi malaysia

Day 11


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

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