Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Malaysia Travel Guide - 2 Weeks Itinerary Family Trip

This is a pre-Covid trip that our family had in Dec 2019. Information may have changed but we will like to document our journey down for memories.


Where will you go if you have 2 weeks vacation break? I guess it will be countries further away from your homeland. Hence, many eyebrows were raised when we decided to go on a leisure family trip to Malaysia late last year. It does not matter where the location is as who you travel with matters most.

We are avid travelers to Johor Bahru, but it has been ages since our last travel to the other states. There were many to consider in planning our trip but we streamlined to the main ones.

- Location & Travel Route
- Accommodation
- Mode of Transport
- Budget


There are many fun places to venture in Malaysia. To start off, we decided to pick the places of interest we would like to go suiting to our family preference. A mix of city, heritage and nature experience, not forgetting what we enjoy most - food hunt!

Our planned destinations include Kuala Lumpur, Sekinchan, Genting Highlands, Ipoh and Johor Bahru

Getting Around

There are a few options available.
Hubby is not able to drive for long hours and it tires him out. Hence, we decided to take a mix of the various mode of transport available for our trip. Bus Coach from Singapore to KL, Grab car/MRT to travel around locally, Private Car Hire from Genting to Ipoh, Train from Ipoh back to KL and Bus Coach from KL back to Singapore. Thankfully, Malaysia has a good public transport infrastructure and hence traveling to our destinations is not too much of a hassle.


Here is a quick look of our itinerary. It seems there are some back and forth to and fro KL cos that is our central point to travel between Sekinchan, Genting and Ipoh. Especially so since we are not driving.

Day 1 (Singapore - Kuala Lumpur)

Bus Coach (SG to KL) - Breakfast @ RedDrip Baking Café (closed) - Batu Caves - Nasi Lemak Lunch @ Village Park Restaurant - Homestay (The Robertson) - Berjaya Times Square