It was 8-days of fun and discovery at Malaysia. I’m grateful to Tourism Malaysia for showing us around and giving us the opportunity to get to know the country more. We were even lucky enough to experience their Merdeka Celebration. While we went to a number of places, I could say we only scratched the surface and aroused our curiosity to explore more. Another reason to trackback on those places in the near future. As my usual practice, here’s the summary for the Malaysia Chronicles from August 28 to September 4 2009.
Route: Our main base is Kuala Lumpur and we toured several areas within the city. Outlying areas we visited were the Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon, Mines Wellness Resort and Genting Highlands. The farthest we got up north is the Cameron Highlands and down south there’s the World Heritage Site of Malacca.
- The Petronas Skybridge
- Wonders of Aquaria
- A visit to Istana Negara and Tugu Negara
- Sunway Lagoon and Euphoria by the Ministry of Sound
- Enter Malacca, Bukit China and Stadthuys Square
- Old Walls Tell Tales at St Paul’s Church and A Famosa
- Malacca’s Kampung Kling Mosque and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple in Jalan Tokong
- A Glimpse of Old Malacca at the streets of Jalan Tokong to Jonker
- Fly Back to Manila
Happy Foodies Posts:
- Sun Fong’s Bowl of Bak Kut Teh Goodness
- Nam Heong’s Age-Old Hainanese Chicken Rice
- A Taste of Nyonya Heritage at Seroni
- Penang Favorites in Genting and Kuala Lumpur
Budget: I couldn’t say much about the budget since most of the trip cost were shouldered by Tourism Malaysia. I only spent at least P5000 for pasalubong (treats back home) and some souvenirs.
Sponsors: Many thanks again to Tourism Malaysia Philippines. They are currently having a contest where you could win free tickets to Malaysia every week until December 9. Their grand prize is an ASEAN PASS (Read a little info here). So check up and join their Facebook Group Tara na sa Malaysia for updates.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.