Truly Asia – Places of Interest in Malaysia : Summary Itinerary

Malaysia is located between Thailand and Singapore, climate is always hot and humid throughout the year so there is no best time to visit Malaysia.  You can visit any time throughout the year.

1. Historical trail in Bandar Malacca

Only 3 hours drive from Singapore or about 1.5 hour from KL, Malacca is a must visit place if wanted to see some historical buildings.

Truly Asia - Places of Interest in Malaysia : Summary Itinerary

  • A’ Famosa – This is the surviving gate of the A’Farmosa fortress built by the Portuguese.
  • St. Paul’s Church – located at the top of the hill, just 5 mins away from the
  • A’Farmosa fortress.
  • Statue of St. Francis Xavier – Marble statue only has one arm.
  • Dutch Graveyard
  • Pirate Adventure Melaka – Try pirate adventure with some history of Melaka.
  • The Stadthuys Melaka – The Red Square built by Dutch.
  • Christ Church Melaka – use to be white but now red in color.
  • Melaka Trishaw – try to hop into one of the local trishaw and explore the street and alley of Melaka town with very loud pop music.
  • Melaka River – A great way to experience the whole city in 45 mins.
  • Jonker Street – Find the local delights here
  • Visit Museums – Governor’s Museum, Stadthuys Museum, Museum Islam Melaka, Museum UMNO Melaka,Stamp Museum, The Malay and Islamic Worlds Museum – pick one to two museum of your interest to visit.

2. Malacca Shopping Trip – Bunga Raya Malacca vs Dataran Pahlawan 

Truly Asia - Places of Interest in Malaysia : Summary Itinerary

  • Bunga Raya Malacca Shopping Place – This place used to be very popular and considered as the heart of Malaka city in the 70’s.  If you like some vintage feel, come by Bunga Raya Malacca.  Plenty of hidden gem and photography opportunities.
  • Dataran Pahlawan Megamall – The place is so huge and full of shopping areas and restaurants, you can literally walk inside whole day to escape the heat.

3. Itineraray : Taiping-Penang-Kuala Kangsar-Ipoh-Bangi

Truly Asia - Places of Interest in Malaysia : Summary Itinerary

  • Lake Taiping, Taiping
  • Gurney Drive, Penang
  • Zealand Bakuteh
  • Evergreen Laurel Hotel
  • Kek Lok Si Temple – Temple of Supreme Bliss
  • Penang Peranakan Museum 
  • Kuala Kangsar – Royal District
  • Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar
  • Kenangan Palace/ Royal Museum/Muzium DiRaja 
  • Sungai Kangsar /Kangsar River
  • Must try food in Kuala Kangsar : Laksa and Double Lion Kaya Toast
  • Perak Cave Temple/Sam Poh Tong
  • Hotel Bangi Putrajaya – stay in Bangi to avoid the traffic & hassle from KL

4. Cameron Highland

Truly Asia - Places of Interest in Malaysia : Summary Itinerary

  • Cameron Lavender Garden
  • Sam Poh Buddhist Temple
  • Cactus Valley 
  • Boh Tea Plantation – must visit, highlight in Cameron Highland.
  • Heritage Hotel – Hotel is situated at Tanah Rata, painted in black and white which has colonial housing style.

5. Cherating Kuantan – Club Med

Truly Asia - Places of Interest in Malaysia : Summary Itinerary

  • Arabian Bay Resort Bukit Gambang Resort City
  • Kuantan River
  • Club Med Cherating Kuantan Malaysia
    • Kampong Style Chalet
    • Open Bar at the entrance in main resort
    • Tennis Facilities
    • Beach at main resort
    • Acrobat lesson – flying trapeze
    • Snooker game 
    • Treetop Experience
    • Archery lesson
    • Club Med Zen Pool – Adult only
    • Rembulan Restaurant – A la Carte style Fine Dining
    • Secluded Pantai Beach opposite of Rembulan Restaurant
    • Rock Climbing on cliff
    • Kids performances in the Theater
    • Final Night Party

6. Avani Sepang Gold Coast Resort

Where to stay : AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Truly Asia - Places of Interest in Malaysia : Summary Itinerary

It is a water front resort with palm tree design and it is really cool if you see the picture from the bird view, similar with the concept to the Jumeirah in Dubai, only smaller version.

7. Lexis Hibiscus at Port Dickson

Where to stay : Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson, Port Dickson, Malaysia

Truly Asia - Places of Interest in Malaysia : Summary Itinerary

Dubai has Palm Island, Port Dickson boasts a “Hibiscus Island” which has a great landscape of a hibiscus flower shape if you seen from above.

8. Kukup Malaysia

Truly Asia - Places of Interest in Malaysia : Summary Itinerary

Kukup is a fishing village in South Malaysia’s Johor State at Pontian district, about 2 hours drive from Singapore.

Food to try in Malaysia :

  • Satay – Grill meat on bamboo skewers, served with cucumber and onion and dip with peanut sauce.
  • Nasi Lemak – Rice cooked with coconut milk and wrapped in banana leaf with fried anchovies, peanut & chili.
  • Mee Goreng – Spicy noodles
  • Hokkien Mee – Yellow noodles braised in thick dark soy sauce with pork, squid, fish-cake and cabbage.
  • Chicken Rice Balls – Hainanese chicken rice served in ball shape, serve well with their special chili and black sauce, mainly in Malacca.
  • Keropok Lekor – Traditional fish cracker.
  • Assam Laksa – Noodles in fish broth with slight sour taste from the asam and lime topping.
  • Rojak – Fruit and Vegetable Salad mixed with shrimp paste.
  • Chee Cheong Fun – Rice noodle rolls served in sweet sauce and seseme.
  • Teh Tarik – Pull tea at Indian stall, usually sell Roti Canai too. You can watch them perform the “tarik” – the pulling action. Very impressive.
  • Roti Canai – Indian influence flat bread dip with curry sauce.
  • Lok Lok – Dip your food, vegetables and meat in the stick into the hot pot in the center of the table.
  • Cendol – Cold dessert with green jelly made from mung bean flour, serve with red bean, coconut milk and coconut sugar.
  • Ice Kacang – Bean ice with few colors
  • Durian – King of fruit

You may likes other self drive destination:

I have affiliate program with the following booking website, so please click at your preference booking website here to check the hotels or airbnb you like to stay for your Malaysia trip.

Booking Resources :  

18 Replies to “Truly Asia – Places of Interest in Malaysia : Summary Itinerary”

  1. I had no idea there’s a lot more to see in Malaysia than Legoland. We’ve been planning to visit the country mostly for Legoland, and it’s great that we can add all these wonderful places to our itinerary. 🙂

  2. I really want to check out the avani sepring! It looks like a great resort. All of the spots you mentioned seem great for different traveller preferences. Thanks for all the info!

  3. You are a traveling queen! You truly make me see these different locations through your eyes with all the great information you provide. Some more locations added to my bucket list!

  4. Wow another truly stunning place you have visited. It sounds and looks like you had the best time exploring and that lime green dress is everything!!

  5. This looks like an absolutely stunning place to visit! You are so blessed to be able to enjoy these amazing travels!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.