Post # 1
I am so excited!!! After much deliberation, and much research mainly done by my wonderful fiance, FI and I went to book our honeymoon for malaysia!!!!
im also really excited because we got free upgrades for honeymoon special and the travel agents we booked with had partnerships with Park Royal in Penang and KL! So we get massive suite and breakfast everyday and all these other perks.
Just cant hold in my excitement. It’s in February so still abit away but hey, all locked in and paid for with my savings (: if anyone has been to Malaysia or suggestions advice or tips please feel free to post !!! Yay!!! Xx
Post # 3
Awesome!! I went to Malaysia last year for my best friend’s wedding- it was in Penang. We started our trip off in KL for 2 days and then went to Penang for another 2 days, then finished our trip in Phuket. How long are you staying??
Post # 4
This is so awesome! Have a great time!
Post # 5
Too late I imagine from the sounds of it but the Perhentian Islands are simply stunning. Just a ferry off the coast but on the opposite side from Penang.
I didn’t do much in KL so not much help there. :p
Post # 6
welcome to my country!! 😀 If you want all year round beaches, Langkawi on the west coast would be a popular choice. February is a little smack dab in the monsoon season so the islands and beaches on the east coast are not safe for tourists. Rough seas, bad weather..:(
You will enjoy Penang very much if you like getting lost in old alleys and quaint cafes!
Post # 7
My Fsil is Malaysian and visits KL often, my advice is invest in a decent camera…the scenery is stunning. Wear modest clothes if visiting the temples. Drink plenty of bottled water – it’s safe to drink if bottled. If you’ve got any specific q’s, I’d be happy to ask my fsil.
Post # 8
@princessggg: so excited for you! We went to KL and Penang a year or so ago and loved it (we want to move there!!!) in KL: petaling st is great for shooting. There is also great RFID places in like a food court… Can’t quite remember where that was… You will love it!!! So jealous!!! Have fun! X
Post # 9
I’ve been to Malaysia twice. The first time was a 2 night + 2 night stopover (so 4 nights total) in KL. I loved it so much I dragged now-fiance back there 6 months later, and he proposed to me on Tioman! So now I really love Malaysia. I live in Japan and travel throughout Asia, and Malaysia is probably my favourite place! The food is awesome, the people are great, in my experience it’s cleaner than a lot of the rest of SE Asia, and there is such a fascinating cultural makeup. Plus the scenery! It really is fantastic, and not as over touristed as some of the neighbouring countries.
In KL I recommend the bird park, the butterfly park, the Batu Caves, the Petonis Towers (or at least look at them from the park outside). If you haven’t found a hotel, try Traders, especially their club rooms!
Post # 10
KL is fab – everyone is so friendly! We got a complimentary upgrade to a massive suite during our stay 🙂 We also enjoyed the bird park and we walked up to the base of the towers, watching the monkeys in the trees. There’s an area that is famous for its Chimese street food, I can’t remember what it’s called, it is really touristy in the middle but you can still get great food there. I loved all of the food in Malaysia!
Post # 11
We went in April this year. 4 days in KL and then a big old tour round the rest of Malaysia (http://www.intrepidtravel.com/malaysia/best-malaysia-49400/tripnotes). We did a Eat, Pray, Love tour in KL as an introduction on our first day. It was really great, we were walked around china town and little india ate some street food, learnt some histroy and got our bearings in the old town areas. I’d recomend it to anyone. Loved all of Malaysia, but the rainforrest most of all. It was stunning (even if we did get bitten by leaches on our rainforrest hike!). We also had a stop over in Singapore to make our flights cheaper. I loved it.
Post # 12
@nansky85: That’s awesome (= Im going for 7 nights. first half in Penang, second in KL!
@glitterblingsparklebee: Oh nooo! I was worried about the monsoon season. But I love little quirky cafes and things like that anyway. I’d like to go to the beach but apparently the beaches here in aust are better (?) so i’ve been told anyway so Im not too bothered. I hear its an awesome country! Cant wait to go!
@aussieeems: AWW thats cool! btw, what do you mean by shooting? lol like shooting photographs or like shooting range…haha im so stupid
Post # 13
@princessggg: Awesome! Not sure if you’ve ever visited a place like KL or Penang before but if you haven’t, definitely be prepared for culture shock! It took me a day or so to adjust.
Some of the things that I would recommend seeing/visiting in KL: Petronas Towers (at night), Batu Caves, temples, at least 1 mall (they’re so huge), and of course Chinatown. Chinatown was INSANE– so crowded, so much going on, so many people trying to approach you and sell you stuff, and so many people bumping into you (definitely hold on to your wallets!)
We didn’t do much site seeing in Penang since we were there for a wedding but we went to an outdoor club one night- I think it was called 69 Mansion or something like that, but it was pretty cool- right on the beach. We stayed at the Rasa Sayang Resort which opened up to the beach but we found that no one swam in the water because it was so polluted from the cargo ships so we stayed at the resort pool.
I think you’ll have plenty of time to relax and sight-see, have a great time!
Post # 14
@princessggg: oops, sorry, I meant shopping! Silly autocorrect!!! Hehe.
Post # 15
We went to Malaysia in April for our honeymoon. Just Penang not KL but we also stayed at the Park Royal! They treated us like royalty it was amazing. My biggest peice of advice for Penang is to not get too caught up in the “touristy” things because there isn’t much to see and the local street food is amazing.
Hubby actually grew up there so we had his Aunt and Uncle to show us around but if you want to look around yourselves go into the city and just make sure you stay safe, be aware of whatis going on around you, who is beside you etc. Keep your purse on you and zipped up at all times.
Oe other thing I noticed is that being a “busty” girl I mde very sure that at all times out of the hotel I was covered up , the few times I didnt I got stared at a lot and it made me feel very uncomfortable.
Haha oh, and enjhoy the night markets but offer them at least half of what they are asking! they will try to rip you off and don’t really touch something you want to buy until you have really decided you want it. All in all it was really fun as long as I remembered where I was and to be a little bit more aware than I usually am.
Enjoy your honeymoon you will have great time!