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Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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3 days / 2 nights tour from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara including return transfer from Kuala Lumpur, park entry, accommodation, meals and guided trips and activities

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Tour to Kuala Selangor to visit Bukit Melawi (some options with a stopover at Batu Caves), have seafood dinner and after dark take a boat ride on Selangor River to see the magic of the fireflies

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Tour to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) near Kuala Lumpur including jungle trekking with a nature guide and canopy walkway

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Go on a private or shared tour to explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Melaka

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Riding a Segway is fun and the best way to see the vast and beautifully landscaped Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur. This ride will lead you into the green heart of Kuala Lumpur. ... more
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RM299
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6-hour private tour covering the highlights of Kuala Lumpur including Batu Caves, Thean Hou Temple and much more

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Experience the world's oldest rainforest with a day trip from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara National Park

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a shared 6-hour tour that covers the highlights of Kuala Lumpur such as Batu Caves, National Palace and many more

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RM85
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day trip to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, includes return transfer from Kuala Lumpur

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3 days 2 nights tour to Taman Negara (from Kuala Lumpur) with a stop at the Elephant Sanctuary in Kuala Gandah

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Day trip from Kuala Lumpur to visit Cameron Highlands with its tea plantations

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The pubcrawl takes you, and around 40 travelers & locals to 4 bars and finish the night at a club!

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RM70
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A variety of different tours in and around Kuala Lumpur giving you the chance to experience and learn more about the diverse malaysian food.

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Tour the architectural wonderland of Putrajaya, the federal administrative capitol of Malaysia just south of Kuala Lumpur

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Shared tour from Kuala Lumpur to the Unesco world heritage town of Georgetown on Penang Island (2 days, 1 night OR 3 days, 2 nights)

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3 days / 2 nights tour from Kuala Lumpur  to the tropical island of Pulau Langkawi. Langkawi is a large duty-free island in the north-west of Peninsular Malaysia with beautiful beaches, rainforests, mangrove forests, waterfalls and a spectacular cable car

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Things to do & see
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