Kuala Lumpur, affectionately referred to as 'KL', is Malaysia's buzzing capital! The architecture varies from historic mosques and temples to modern towers and shopping malls. After dark, a cosmopolitan array of bars spring to life!
Often overshadowed by the ‘guidebook-favourite’ Petronas Towers, and their sister skyscrapers, KL is much more than a modern metropolis. Its global influences can be seen across the city, from the Chinese Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, to the colonial-esque KL Railway Station, to the utterly original Kampung Baru district, awash with genuine Malay charm.
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Like any good city, KL packs in pretty much every kind of attraction. There’s the ‘local’, like its Central Market, Istana Negara royal palace, and Batu Caves temples. There’s the (albeit pseudo-) natural, from KL Bird Park to the sealife-stuffed Aquaria KLCC; and there’s the modern traveller musts, like Petronas Tower Skybridge and Pavilion KL mall. Stay 3 nights at your Kuala Lumpur hotel.
There’s something about a far-flung island to make you feel truly liberated, so the fact Langkawi isn’t just one island but almost a hundred multiplies that sense of space, solitude, and serenity. And island-hopping is de rigueur here, with countless boat trips to beaches, mangroves, and Pulau Payar Marine Park to snorkel over coral gardens.
Beaches and boat trips aside, Langkawi has some pretty spectacular attractions (and we’re not just talking about the duty-free shopping). Topping our list are the jelly leg-inducing Langkawi Cable Car Ride to Langkawi Sky Bridge, a curving and soaring walkway with eye-defying views; the ‘undersea’ tunnel at Underwater World Langkawi; and swimming at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls. Stay 7 nights at your Langkawi hotel.
Fly home via Kuala Lumpur
Experience a unique tour in Langkawi - visit a fish farm, get close to the many eagles as they spiral down to feed, climb up to a cave and see hundreds of bats, then take time out to sunbathe and swim at a secluded beach.