Faces of
Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Factory in Cameron Highlands

School Holidays

During school holidays popular attractions and family oriented destinations like Langkawi or Cameron Highlands can get very busy, so it is good to know when are the school holidays when planning your trip in Malaysia.

Kumpulan A (= Group A)
(Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu)
= statest that have Friday and Saturday as their weekend

Kumpulan B (= Group B)
(Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perlis, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor)
= states that have Saturday and sunday as their weekend

 

When are school holidays in Malaysia in 2019?

3 - 7 Feb Chinese New Year Holidays Kumpulan A
4 - 8 Feb Chinese New Year Holidays Kumpulan B
22 March  - 30 March Mid-Term Holidays 1 Kumpulan A
23 March  - 31 March Mid-Term Holidays 1 Kumpulan B
24 May - 8 June Mid-Year Holidays Kumpulan A
25 May - 9 June Mid-Year Holidays Kumpulan B
5, 6, 9 June Hari Raya Aidilfitri Kumpulan A
5, 6, 10 June Hari Raya Aidilfitri Kumpulan B
9 Aug - 17 Aug Mid-Term Holidays 2 Kumpulan A
10 Aug - 18 Aug Mid-Term Holidays 2 Kumpulan B
27 - 29 Oct Deepavali Holidays Kumpulan A
25, 27, 29 Oct Deepavali Holidays  Kumpulan B
except Sabah, Sarawak
and Labuan
22 Nov - 31 Dec Year End Holidays Kumpulan A
23 Nov - 31 Dec Year End Holidays Kumpulan B

malay school kids
Malay pupils in their school uniforms

Click here for public holidays in Malaysia

School Calendar of Ministry of Education Malaysia

 




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beverage | Fusion, Indian, Mamak hot drink with nescafe and condensed milk

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