Great opportunity to explore Malaysia, one of the best destinations in Southeast Asia! You will visit the stunning beaches and landscapes of Lankgawi and Penang, explore one of Southeast Asia’s biggest metropolis – Kuala Lumpur, and the nature in Borneo, in Sarawak and Sabah (including a stop in Tawau, the go-to airport to access the diver’s paradise island of Sipadan)!
Malaysia has been one of the hot destinations for many travellers due to its warm weather and the variety of options this country can offer: from the skyscrapers in the capital Kuala Lumpur, as the Petronas Towers, to fishing villages and amazing beaches. Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer: the famous Sultan Abdul Samad Building in the city’s colonial quarter the colourful, Petaling Street market in Chinatown Kuala Lumpur or the indoor Aquaria KLCC oceanarium. Don’t forget the inevitable visit to the colossal standing Buddha image outside Batu Caves, enjoy the incredible fauna and flora of Borneo and save some days for island hopping in Tioman or Langwaki!
If you are wishing to take a break and spend few days immersed in beautiful natural places and wonderful beaches, this is your occasion!
Borneo's cuisine has been strongly influenced by the varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds of local people. Rich variety of traditional food is created by many tribes and indigenous groups. Smoky chicken satay is served at Malay night markets and Indonesian eateries offer fire hot sambal. Sarawak Laksa is a spicy noodle soup special to Borneo. Manok Pansoh is a dish from the Ibans of Sarawak. Chicken, mushrooms, lemongrass and tapioca leaves are stuffed into a bamboo tube and cooked over an open fire. The island is also famous for the production of Chinese bird’s nest soup.
Crab, prawns and fish are popular, particularly on the coast. Roti flat bread is not native to Borneo, but it's very popular. Rice is a staple but in the far north, corn and tapioca are preferred. Take the chance to try local fruits like rambutan, jackfruit, salak, durian and wild mango. Tuak is a locally brewed rice wine, popular in small villages.
March – April 2019
New York – Langkawi – Penang – Kuching – Tawau (Sipadan Island) – Kota Kinabalu – Kuala Lumpur – London
How to book:
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China Southern: One cabin bag and one checked bag per passenger.
Air Asia: One cabin bag per passenger.
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In Penang suggest you staying at Nature Fruit Farm Resort with very good reviews! Situated in Balik Pulau, 10 km from Penang Hill, Nature Fruit Farm Resort offers rooms with air conditioning, free wifi and an ensuite bathoroom equipped with a bath or shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Breakfast included in the price.
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