Malacca and Genting Highlands

Yesterday and today is definitely one of the highlights of this trip. Malacca wasn’t originally in our itinerary, but with the changes made with Monday’s Merdeka celebrations, we lobbied to make a daytrip to Malacca instead. We were so glad that the Tourism Malaysia office in Kuala Lumpur granted our request. Finally, Malacca!

Dude, where's the sea?
Dude, where’s the sea?
A replica of the Portuguese ship Flora De La Mar, which sank off the coast of Malacca

Malacca is just a 2-hour drive from KL, making it a great destination for a daytrip from the capital city. Like Georgetown in Penang, Malacca was granted its UNESCO World Heritage status last year. A more detailed post on Malacca will follow, but I’ll say this now: I’m definitely going back!

View from the Penang Food Village Restaurant at the Theme Park Hotel in Genting Highlands
Kuala Lumpur as seen from the Theme Park Hotel in Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands, on the otherhand, is just an hour away from Kuala Lumpur. It is about 1,800 meters above sea level, and is accessible by cars, buses and the Genting Skyway — the longest and fastest cable car in Asia. There are several hotesl and casinos in Genting, but it was the outdoor theme park that caught our fancy. More on Genting next week — we’re checking out of the hotel tomorrow to head for Cameron Highlands and I still haven’t started packing!

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 3 Comments
  1. this was my train of thought while reading your entry:


    i’m glad you had fun in M’SIA BB :D

  2. nina says:

    Talagang ganyan ang train of thought no? XD

  3. Sherlin says:

    Nice place for family, friends and couples. My favorite ride was the Space Shot. As Malaysia is a humid country, Genting is a nice place to have a thunder blast.

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