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  • In the regular hustle and bustle of the city life, it becomes extremely difficult for tourists to spend some time with your family. You can visit Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort and Spa which has all the five star accommodation. It is one of the finest places to be with your family and children since it has some spacious rooms overlooking the lush forests.

    It has Golf and Country Club which will keep the parents and the children really happy. The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa which is indeed a tropical paradise with a wide variety of rooms and suites. The place also has a western kid club which becomes a major attraction for kids.

    Here are some of the best family resorts in Malaysia:

  • 01The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

    If you are in a plan to go on a long holiday filled with tranquillity and calmness, The Westin Langwaki Resort & Spa is the best choice that you could fall for. Luxury and comfort are offered in abundance at this hotel which is also a one stop destination for all your cuisine breaks, sports and wandering adventures.

    Highlights: This hotel is highly rated on the recommendation list by travellers. The hotel, which has been constructed on a private beach offers several recreational facilities and lies in very close concurrence to the Langwaki Terminal ferry, Kuah jetty, Eagle square, Lagenda Park and more. The abundant comfort offered with each of the hotel rooms will find way to please and relax you on the holiday.



    Location: The hotel is situated at Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, Langwaki, Kedah in Malaysia.

    Best time: Travellers suggest that the hotel can be visited at any time of the year.

    Price: Starts at INR 12,000.


  • 02AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort

    AVANI Sepang GoldCoast Resort is one of the best choices of resorts in Malaysia, if you are looking for a place very close to the beach..

    Highlights – All the rooms have an excellent view of the sea, which guests can enjoy from their private balconies. The resort helps its guests to enjoy the authentic and rural flavour of Malaysia by organising various cultural trips, which you cannot afford to miss.

    Location – Sungai Pelek, Selangor.



    Price – Approximately RM500 to RM800 per night.

    Activities & Amenities – Free WiFi, luxurious villas, 24/7 room service, outdoor swimming pool, 24/7 gym and fitness centre, bike tours, Yoga Classes, spas & meditation centres.

    Distance from main city - 8km from Selangor city centre and at 10km distance from Masjid-Al-ulum mosque.

    Food – 6 dining places; one exclusively focuses on Chinese. Resort has one bar at the beachfront as well.


  • 03Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base

    Perfect for family vacations, Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base located in Johor, has been serving guests in the most professional manner since 1992. Set in the midst of tropical forests, jungles and a private beach, this resort offers great relaxation at affordable prices.

    Highlights – Typical and authentic Malay culture is evident here in the architectural style of the resort with its wooden chalets. The bar never closes as long guests are here.

    Location – Pulau Sibu, Johor.

    Price – RM 230 to RM740.

    Activities & Amenities – Exclusive Kids’ Club offering a wide range of activities and games, diving & snorkelling courses, sunset fishing, island hopping, jungle trekking, surfing and sailing and many more.

    Distance from main city – 283km from Kuala Lumpur.

    Food – Chinese, Malaya, Indonesian and Western cuisine styles available at the restaurant here.

  • 04Holiday Inn Resort Penang

    With a panoramic view of the Batu Feringghi Beach, Holiday Inn Resort at Penang, proves to the perfect holiday getaway for people who yearn for tranquillity and relaxation.

    Highlights – Since it is just 3km away from Tropical Spice Garden, do not miss to take up tours and cooking classes from these aromatic gardens, when you come here.

    Location – George Town, Batu Ferringghi.



    Price – RM265 to RM500.

    Activities & Amenities – Outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, games room, 24/7 room service, Free Wi-Fi, rental bicycles, separate swimming pool for kids, traditional Malay style massages, sightseeing tours to some of the best places in George Town, PC stations, poolside cabana and many more.

    Distance from main city – 9km from Taman Negara Pulau Pinang National Park.

    Food – A couple of restaurants located indoor and outdoor, in addition to the lobby bar


  • 05Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

    Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for you to get pampered away to glory during your vacation. It is a 5-star luxury hotel and one of the important landmarks in Malaysia. It is an absolute architectural splendour and contains beautiful rooms and suites that are decorated with classy interiors. The ambience of the place is so excellent that guests start feeling comfortable right from the moment they start stepping into the resort.

    Highlights – This is one of those luxury resorts that is suitable for people of all age groups, as it has ample facilities for having fun as a couple and as large families.

    Location – Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya Selangor.



    Price – RM477 to RM850.

    Activities & Amenities – 24/7 Free Wi-Fi, interiors and floors decorated with marble, 55 spacious event spaces, outdoor swimming pool, spa, fitness centres etc.

    Distance from main city – 14minute walk from amusement park and shopping mall.

    Food – 5 restaurants serving local Malaysian delicacies and international cuisines.


  • 06Sutera Harbour Resort

    This resort provides a majestic view of the mighty Mount Kinabalu and is nicely sandwiched among the shores of the South China Sea. High-class customer service is the hall mark of this resort, constructed over 384 acres.

    Highlights – This is one of the premier resort properties in Malaysia and it is well complemented by the Magellan Sutera Resort. Both of these are known as Sutera Harbour Resort.

    Location – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.



    Price – RM428 to RM805.

    Activities & Amenities – Free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and parking, spas, fitness centres, swimming pool, golf clubs, private balconies, water sports activities, golfing and many more.

    Distance from main city – At a close distance of 3km from Sabah Museum and 6km from Atkinson Clock Tower.

    Food – 6 restaurants can be found here, including 3 open air dining places. There are also a couple of bars here.


  • 07The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort

    Langwaki has a lot to offer to travellers and tourists and The Andaman Resort is a fine way to discover that spirit. It is a luxury collection resort that is located in the tropically set Langwaki island of Malaysia. The location of the hotel rests between the Datai Bay and the ancient rainforests of Langwaki.

    Highlights: The resort is known for creating its own Coral nursery which is the first of its kind in South East Asia. The attractiveness of the resort has landed it with many honours and awards. The hotel rests on a private beach and offers complete recreational facilities to its inmates. It is also ideal to access the Datai Golf club or the Air Terjun waterfall from the hotel.



    Location: The hotel is located at Jalan Teluk Datai, Langwaki in Malaysia.

    Best time: The beauty of the hotel can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

    Price: Bookings start with INR 12,000.


  • 08Parkroyal Penang Resort

    Parkroyal Penang resort is one of the most luxurious hotels in the Penang bay, offering many options to its guests. The resort is located in the vicinity of various major tourist spots in the city, which include The Owl Museum, Penang National Park and Penang Butterfly Farm.

     

    Highlights: Parkroyal Penang Resort has more than 300 rooms, providing the breathtaking sea views to all of its guests. If you are in search of some lip-smacking Malay cuisine, you can satisfy your taste buds in anyone of the umpteen world-class restaurants of the resort. From trying the continental food at Tiffins, Western and Asian buffets at Tamarind to mesmerizing cocktails in the Javana Lounge, the resort has everything, which anyone would ever dream of.

    Location: The resort is located in the rich greenery  of Batu Ferringhi Beach on the north coast of Penang Island, which is just 31 KM from the Penang airport and 18 KM from George town.

    Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 400 MYR.

  • 09Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

    Set on the edge of the azure blue South China Sea near Kota Kinabalu, the 29-year old beach resort has been a visited winner of the international awards for its outstanding hospitality, facilities and conservation ventures. With a picturesque setting close to the coral islands of Tunku Adbul Rahman National Park and other historic monuments, this is perfect for rainforest treks and devoted beach life.




    Highlights: Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa features a private sandy beach and 2 outdoor pools set in lush gardens. The spa's open yoga pavilion includes a deck over the South China Sea.


    Getting There: This beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu International Airport.


    Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 760 MYR.


  • 10Macalister Mansion

    This is a beautiful colonial style hotel located in the famous tourist destination of Penang. Constructed with brilliant interiors, this resort provides a scenic view of beautiful Penang Hill.

    Highlights – There are eight suites in this mansion, with each one having its own individual design, style and character. The furnishings are intricate and exquisite all over the mansion. Marble-embellished spiral staircases, balconies replete with mosaic tiles and bathrooms enclosed with glasses are some of the special features here.

    Location –
    Jalan Macalister George Town, Pulau Pinang.



    Price –
    Tariff starts from approximately around RM980 per night.

    Activities & Amenities – Free Wi-Fi, free-standing tubs, gyms and fitness centres, outdoor swimming pool, swim-up bar, elegant lounge, great interiors and 24/7 room service.

    Distance from main city – 2.4km from the beachfront of Gurney Drive and 9km from the famous Penang Hill.

    Food – Wine cellar and excellent restaurant serving exquisite quality of drinks and food.



Attractions

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Aquaria KLCC

The Aquaria KLCC is said to be the world’s largest aquarium, holding over 5000 freshwater and marine creatures, which include massive arapaimas, giant groupers, gar fishes and many more. Some of the major attractions of the aquarium are the scary tiger sharks, bright coral fishes, lethal sea snakes, seahorses, and blue rays. The Aquaria KLCC is one of the country’s foremost sightseeing attractions involving the real depth and complexity.


Location: The Aquaria KLCC is located on the concourse of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

Price: The entry fee approximately starts from 64 MYR for an adult and 53 MYR for a child.



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Islamic Arts Museum

History: An art is the best way to express a thought, idea or a solution. The Islamic Arts Museum was opened to the public on 12th December, 1998. The art museum is located in Perdana Botanical Garden which is at the heart of the city. You would be surprised to know that it is the largest Islamic Art Museum in South East Asia.



About: There are around seven thousand artefacts which throws a light on the Islamic world. Altogether there are 12 galleries in this museum and they are divided into groups based on their levels. The Quran and Manuscripts gallery is at Level 3 along with Chinese gallery, Indian gallery and Islamic architecture. There are jewellery, textile, ceramic work and armour at Level 4. The Islamic glassware is also displayed at Level 4. The museum is open from morning to evening and is a must visit tourist place.




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Sin Sze Si Ya temple

History: This is a Chinese Temple in Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya. It is said to be the oldest Chinese Temple. Beautiful objects are used to decorate the Temple. The Temple was inaugurated in 1864, where 10,000 people attended the ceremony.



Speciality: Want to know your fortune? Purchase the fortune sticks and find what the number says about your life. There are staff members to translate the meaning to the devotees. There are wooden chair which are used during religious processions to carry the deity statues. Witnessing these processions is said to be holy.

Location: The Temple is located at Jln Tun HS Lee. The nearest metro is Pasar Seni. The Temple is open between 7.00 am to 5.00 pm for all the devotees. You are sure to find it very peaceful inside the Temple.


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Merdeka Square at night

Merdeka Square or the Dataran Merdeka is a very well known recreational park or the historical place situated in Kaula Lampur. In the year 1957, the Malayan flag was hoisted here. It has a wide and green field just close to the Merdeka Square. This makes it a great picnic spot with a very spacious playground for the kids.

Location: In close proximity to the Merdeka Square there are a number of historical building such as the Old KL Train Station, Galeri Kuala Lumpur, Royal Selangor Club Complex, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.


 
Highlights: The vicinity of the Merdeka Square is well lit and the cool nigh breeze there makes it an exceptionally ideal place to relax after a busy day.

Best Time: In order to actually enjoy the night life of the Merdeka Square, one must visit the place post mid night especially during the weekends.


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Cooking Classes at Bayan Indah

Bayan Indah is a rustic two-storey bungalow that doubles up as a cooking school, located in the middle of idyllic lush greenery of a Malay village. If you’re looking to mix things up while you’re in Kuala Lumpur indulge in this unique experience at Bayan Indah, a culinary retreat that offers over 70 cooking classes all different in its own special way, ranging from your typical mouth-watering Malaysian dishes to more complicated ones such as pies and tarts. Rohani Jelani, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef heads the class, with impressive skills on the chopping board and enthusiasm to match.


Location: Kampung Penchala Indah, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Timings: Classes start as early as 9:30 AM

Price: Approximate price starts from 280 MYR onwards.




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Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat Bukit Bintang is often associated with the London’s Piccadilly Circus and New York City’s Times Square. It is one avenue, where one can come across a number of KL’s most popular bars and restaurants. This trendy place is ideal for pub crawling. Jalan Alor happens to be an extremely busy area especially during the weekends and the public holidays.



Location: Nestled behind the Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor is very easy to get to especially if you are staying near the Golden Triangle area.

Highlights: Buildings on the Jalan Alor Street are unique. Originally the buildings belong to the pre-war, colonial shop-houses that were later remodeled and converted into the up market pubs and restaurants that usually serve the Western food. There are a number of hawker stalls and Chinese seafood restaurants too. Dining options here are endless. This street has the most vibrant scene in the downtown of KL.

Best Time: 10 PM – 3 AM in the morning.
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Petaling Street Night Market

Looking for a subtle Kuala Lumpur Chinatown nightlife experience? Head from the main road (Jalan Petaling) to the narrow side and get to the Petaling Street Night Market. The thriving street market with the stalls cluttered close to one another stock everything from the Hello Kitty watches to fake-label Gucci clutches. To get your stuff at the best price, you can stroll along doing ‘window-shopping’ first and then return back to the stall that gives you the best price. All the prices quoted by the seller are usually marked up by approx 50%.



Location: Situated along the Petaling Street at the intersection of the Jalan Hang Lekir

Highlights: Referred simply as the Petaling Street by locals this is your go to place to satiate your every need from the local handicrafts, souvenirs to batik-print shirts. You can also get a range of designer apparel, handbags, shoes, watches and even, pirated DVDs at a much cheaper price.

Best Time: 09:00 – 12:00 & 18:00 - late
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Jalan P. Ramlee

Jalan P. Ramlee is the best and the most eccentric alternative to Changkat Bukit Bintang. Famous for its glitzy cocktail lounges, tropical-themed bars and pubs and the chic nightclubs adorning the streets of bustling Kuala Lumpur city centre, Jalan P. Ramlee is always packed with backpackers, business travellers, expats, and a handful of locals.



Location: The night life district of Jalan P. Ramlee is easily accessible within a 10-minute walk from the Petronas Twin Towers as well as the five star hotels such as the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Highlights: Night life is vibrant and lively. There are a number of venues here that host events like live bands playing radio-friendly covers and DJs spinning a medley of electro, hip-hop, and retro tunes. Jalan P. Ramlee os known to be the hottest locale as it is a great place to unwind with a pint of ice-cold beer.

Best Time: Visit after 21:00 to experience the active nightlife.
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Pisco Bar

The capital city of Malaysia is famous for its night life. There are a number of bars & night clubs which are tagged as the best in Asia. Pisco Bar in Kuala Lumpur has a poised ambience which is loved by the visitors. The dinner hours at Pisco Bar offer an exclusive range of Spanish Tapas and Peruvian cuisine. The interior of this bar is quite amusing that is best suited for social gatherings and cocktails.



Location: This bar is situated in Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

Highlights: Pisco Bar has become the main hub for international travellers and trendy locals. This place is known for live music performances which have attracted a lot of customers. Pisco Bar is home to the coolest DJs in town.

Best Time: Monday to Thursday 5pm-2am and Friday & Saturday 5pm-3am. Sunday Pisco Bar is closed.

Price: There is no fixed price for this place.
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Sarawak Museum

Sarawak Museum is one of the major attractions in Kuching. Built in 1891 by Charles Brooke, the museum has a wide range of collections comprising of stuffed animals of various areas, handicraft works, model of old boats, archeological materials, Chinese furniture, animals traps, fish traps, musical instruments etc. There are several buildings in the premises and each one has some new attractions to share. Pearl, Brassware, Pottery, the collection is huge and worth exploring. In a nutshell it is a showcase of various tribes of Sarawak and their cultural traditions which forms the major part of their lifestyle. The same is quite interesting and a must visit for all travelers.



Location: Jalan, Tun Haji, Kuching

Timings: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Price: Entry free for all.
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Kuching Waterfront

One of the most peaceful yet refreshing zones in Kuching is the fascinating Waterfront. This waterfront previously was just a riverbank with old warehouses and dilapidated buildings but later with the decision of city council it was beautified with a paved pathway of 1km to facilitate leisure walking and making it so popular for both locals and tourists. With innumerable light bulbs, cool refreshing air and some refreshments café this is transformed into one of the preferred romantic destination in Kuching. The nighttime is especially attractive in this place. Apart from scenic beauty the gigantic heritage buildings like The Sarawak Steamship Company and the Square tower also add up to the charm of the location



Highlights: Boat or cruise ride to capture some photos of the beautiful place

Location: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching
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Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Established in 1975, the 740 acre Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is the largest Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre located in Sarawak which takes care of the injured and sick or may be orphaned orangutans along with the very famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah. Being such a big rehabilitation centre it is a prominent tourist destination for all the people visiting the country. The location of the Rehabilitation Centre is only at a distance of 30 minutes drive from Kuching and here one can gather enough knowledge about the same. There is a special visitor’s platform from where one can witness the feeding of the orangutans. The rehabilitate animals are nurtured and taken care in this centre and when ready they are released in the forest.



Timings: 8am and 12.30pm & 2pm and 4pm

Price: RM3 per entry, RM40 for guide Kuching Wetlands National Park
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The Cat Museum

One of the fun oriented exciting places to visit is the Cat Museum which is the first one of its kind in the whole world. Kuching in Malay means Cat and that is one can find quite a few cat statues at prominent places within the city. But what attracts more is the elaborate museum in Petra Jaya in North city hall of Kuching. For the cat lovers this is a complete whole new world with more than 4000 pictures and souvenirs, feline art of various types cats found. Covering an area of 1035 sq meter it is a one of the entertaining destinations especially for the kids.



Location: North City Hall on the top of hill called “Bukit Siol”, Kuching

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm daily (close Public Holiday)

Price: Entry is free for all visitors however there is a charge of RM3 for Camera and RM5 for video camera
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Sarawak Orchid Garden

A major tourist attraction, Sarawak Orchid Garden is home to around eighty two species of orchids including the Sarawak state’s flower Normah Orchid. The garden was open for visit since 2009, and is a place of visual delight to the visitors. Apart from the native species, it also contains a wide assortment of epiphytic orchids from worldwide. There are two parts of the garden, a nursery and a display area where the vibrant flowers blooming throughout the year are put on display for the visitors.



Highlights: A fun way to reach the park is on a 5 minutes jetty ride across the Sarawak River. Reach early in the morning as soon as the park opens and enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant.  
 
Location: The garden is located next to Astana, opposite the Sarawak River in Kuching.

Timing: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday

Price: N/A
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Wind Caves

Wind Cave is a major tourist attraction in Kuching. The cave is just a few minutes’ drive from the Fairy Cave. The cave consists of three tubes like passages which are completely enveloped in dark, and therefore, bringing a torch is a must. There are millions of bats living inside the cave. A number of notice boards can inform you about the different species of bats. There are many underground streams running inside the cave and for this reason, the caves are usually closed during the rainy months.



 Highlights: At the end of the cave passage, a passageway leads down to a small sandy beach next to the bank of Sungai Sarawak Kanan, where you can swim and enjoy snacks and drinks, after visiting   to  the cave.

 Location: Located about 5 Km from Bau.

 Timing: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm
 
 Price: RM 5 for Adults and RM 2 for children.
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Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is the Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park. This theme park is located on the 5th and the 8th floors of the Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Conceived as the largest indoor park for all ages and all weather, this entertainment destination of the region is also the largest indoor theme park in Asia.

Highlights:
Spread over an area of 133,000 square feet, the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is purely dedicated to excitement and fun. Packed with thrilling activities the rides, the park caters to everyone of you irrespective of the age. Thrill seekers amongst you can satiate your appetite over the Galaxy Station’s 6 adrenaline pumping rides. You can even take a leisurely stroll and spend hours with your family at the magical Fantastic Garden that has 8 rides available.

Location: Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is located at 1, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Timings: The Berjaya Times Square Theme Park remains open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Price:
Normal Adult (13 years old and above): RM 51.00
Normal Child (3 to 12 years old): RM 41.00
MyKad Adult (13 years old and above): RM 41.00
MyKid Child (3 to 12 years old): RM 30.00
Senior Citizen (55 years old and above): RM 16.00
Special Needs: RM 11.00
Infant (below 3 years old): Free
Family Package (Normal): RM 147.00
Family Package (MyKad/MyKid): RM 113.00

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