Top 5 weekend getaways from Kuala Lumpur

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As much as Kuala Lumpur is a great city to live in, it can get sometimes too overwhelming to be surrounding by a fast-paced life on a daily basis. The best part of living in the capital of Malaysia is that you have the chance of going on a small getaway every weekend. This way, you get a change of scenery and you also get the time rejuvenate to come back in time for work.

 

 

 

If you are looking for a way to travel a little away from the city, here are the ideal getaways that you can choose from. Before you set out for your trip, don’t forget to get your travel insurance policy to protect yourself from any unforeseen mishaps on the road.

 

Melaka (Malacca)

 

Melaka is the place to go if you are looking forward to have an eating and sightseeing trip. It is a great and exciting place to visit because it has some of the historical monuments that go back to centuries ago, such as Dutch Square, A Famosa fort and St Paul’s Church. You can go sightseeing while tasting the local dishes. Melaka is home to many of Malaysia’s and Singapore’s famous dishes, especially desserts. The Jonker Street market is famous for its tasty street food and varieties of vendors. Purchase souvenirs for your loved ones back home after you are done admiring the lovely temples for the day.

 

Langkawi

 

Tourists come from all over the world to visit Langkawi, so if you are already in Malaysia and haven’t been to Langkawi yet, you are losing out. A variety of activities, which you can take part of, is what makes Langkawi interesting. If you are up for a small adventure, then this is the right place to go as you get to go island hopping and go on a mangrove adventure. Other than being the ultimate tourist destination in Malaysia, Langkawi is also home to the cheapest branded chocolates you can find. You can also get duty-free liquor and cigarettes at the best prices there.

 

Penang

 

Penang happens to be one of the departure points that you can go through to leave Langkawi. On its own, Penang is a city that you must visit at least once if you are in Malaysia. It is an interesting place where you can eat good food and walk around to admire the scenery in the forms of beaches, temples and historical sites. Known as the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is home to the Nyonya cuisine, which goes back to a tradition that has been around since decades ago.

 

 

Negeri Sembilan

 

If you would like to get away from the busy life and have a peaceful and quiet weekend, Negeri Sembilan is the place to be. The pristine places where you can stay are plenty. Places where you are away from the city noise and where you can actually experience nature in its original roots. Negeri Sembilan is a great place for nature lovers, who enjoy being in the middle of nature like rainforest, bird sighting and flora and fauna. You can go jungle trekking, a bird discovery walk or even try photography workshops. Among the interesting places you can visit are an Ostrich farm, the local wet market and museums.

 

 

Pahang

 

Located more than 30km from Kuala Lumpur, Pahang is the perfect getaway from the hectic city life. It is a place where you can be at peace and enjoy nature to its fullest. The places to stay in are plenty and filled with surrounding greenery and a wide range of flora and fauna. You get to experience a picturesque sunrise, visit rainforests and also get a view of the hills in Pahang.

 

Perak

 

Perak is a great place to go to if you are looking to have an adventure as well as enjoy a little bit of nature. The outdoor activities that you can try during your short weekend are plenty and on top of that, you get to enjoy the tranquillity of nature in the most natural way possible. From caving to water rafting, the choices to have a good weekend are plenty in Perak. It also has great food that you can try after enjoying yourself.