Faces of
Malaysia
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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RM400
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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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RM220
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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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RM140
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Go on a private or shared tour to explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Melaka

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RM220
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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
price:
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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RM160
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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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RM510
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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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price:
RM85
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day trip to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, includes return transfer from Kuala Lumpur

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RM220
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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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RM970
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Day trip from Kuala Lumpur to visit Cameron Highlands with its tea plantations

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RM350
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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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price:
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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RM160
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A 3-hour night tour letting you experience the city of lights Kuala Lumpur

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price:
RM80
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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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RM150
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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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RM265
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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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price:
RM775
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This daytrip includes a visit to Batu Caves, the Elephant Conservation Centre and the Fireflies Tour

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RM420
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A shared tour with visits to the biggest shopping mall in KL, Chinatown, Central Market, Pewter Factory and a nightmarket

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price:
RM85
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A shared tour to a picnic at a waterfall in the rainforest just outside of Kuala Lumpur

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price:
RM130
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A shared tour to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park / Sunway Pyramid Mall including entrance fee

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price:
RM160
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2 day / 1 night tour to the tropical island of Pulau Pangkor, about 3 hours away from Kuala Lumpur

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price:
RM530
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Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur to visit Crab Island, mangrove swamp, Thean Hou Temple and Blue Mosque

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price:
RM220
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Travellers Palm Lodge Hostel Kuala Lumpur
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Travellers Palm Lodge

One of the last remaining small and personal hostels in town. Located right in the middle of Bukit Bintang.  Run by owner Suzy for almost 15 years.

Fernloft KL @ Chinatown
Hostel near Central Market and Chinatown, branch of Fernloft group of hostels Singapore
Things to do & see
Putrajaya
Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream ... more
Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple
Founded in 1873, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. It is situated at edge of Chinatown on Jalan Tun H.S.Lee (fomerly Jalan Bandar / High Street). ... more