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

Day 2 (Kuala Lumpur - Sekinchan)

Grab Car (KL to Sekinchan) - Homestay (Padi Box) - Cycling - Eagle/Firefly/Blue Tears Tour

Day 3 (Sekinchan - Kuala Lumpur)

Sky Mirror Tour - Private Car Hire (Sekinchan - KL) - Travelodge (Bukit Bintang) - Lot 10 Hutong - Vertigo Banyan Tree - Jalan Alor Night Market

Day 4 (Kuala Lumpur - Genting Highlands)

Grab Car (KL to Genting) - Theme Park Hotel - Indoor Theme Park Games - The VOID VR Game - Bowling - Online Gaming

Day 5 (Genting Highlands)

The Void VR Game - Snow World - Cable Car Ride - Genting Highlands Premium Outlets

Day 6 (Genting Highlands - Ipoh)

Homestay (Majestic) - Ipoh Street Murals - Café Hopping & Food Hunt

Day 7 (Ipoh)

Dim Sum - Perak Cave - Shopping & Food Hunt

Day 8 (Ipoh)

Memory Lane - Food Hunt & Street Walk

Day 9 (Ipoh - Kuala Lumpur)

Train (Ipoh - KL) - Airbnb (Marc Resident) - KLCC

Day 10 (Kuala Lumpur)

1 Utama - Air Rider - Shopping & Dine

Day 11 (Kuala Lumpur)

Petronas Twin Tower - Night Market

Day 12 (Kuala Lumpur - Singapore - Johor Bahru)

Spent the day traveling back to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur. We decided to return back home first to unload our loots before driving into Johor Bahru with our own vehicle. The rest of the days will be a mini staycation break for us so that we can pace ourselves leisurely and end the trip on a lighter note

Day 13 - 14 (Johor Bahru)

Fun Love Baking House - Shopping & Dining

Day 15 (Johor Bahru - Singapore)

Home Sweet Home

Although there were some hiccups during our trip with Denver and myself falling sick respectively, we managed to change our itinerary and took time to recover. It was a memorable experience but never did we expect a Covid-19 outbreak to happen soon after and it will be a long time before we can head out and drive across the border again.

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory"

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