Malaysia is an amazing country, known for reflecting a various blend of ancient customs, traditions, and culture with a compilation of modernity. The country features a lot to supply to its sensitive tourists in terms of all the Malaysia tourist attractions like beautiful islands, beaches, picturesque towns, heritage sites, and adventure spots. If a Malaysia tour is on the cards, here’s a quick list of best places to go to in Malaysia and mind it, it comes within 3-4 days. Whether you’re trying to find nature, beaches, leisure, or adventure, these places will make sure you have an excellent holiday in Malaysia. in this blog post, I will attempt to discuss my short tour to Malaysia. This is the second part.
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DAY-2- Malaysia tourist attractions
1. King’s Palace
On our second day after having our breakfast, we left our hotel got ready for the Kuala Lumpur city tour. First, we visited the King’s palace. Bounded by a gorgeous park, green lawns, and ponds the King’s Palace, Istana Negara, is that the official residence of the Supreme Head. You’ll watch the Palace from outside the main gate where the Royal Securities, wearing white Malay in addition as red uniforms, are guarding the main gate on the horse and on foot.
The Kingdom of Malaysia consists of 9 sultanates (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor, Sembilan, and Terengganu) and 4 non-monarchic states (Malacca, Penang, Sabah, and Sarawak). The “Yang Di-Pertuan Agong” or supreme Ruler is elected among the sultans every five years, which suggests that there are 45 years until a sultan will be elected for the second time. The king in Malaysia is the head of the state. alongside the Prime Minister, the King appoints the cabinet from among the members of Parliament, additionally head of the military and all three branches of the state. Since 2019 Chief of State is supreme Ruler Abdullah of Pahang.
2. Cocoa Boutique
Next, we moved to Cocoa Boutique. Cocoa Boutique is Malaysia’s largest chocolate boutique. With over 300 fifty sorts of chocolates, it’s exporting their product around a hundred countries. you want to pay a visit to the present boutique. Even for a “non-chocolate” person, the art and flavors conceptualized are interesting, curiosity will certainly lead you to chocolate heaven. It’s a famous sort of art that gives for several events like birthdays, weddings and other festivals. If you get an opportunity, drop in at their gallery and you’ll have a glimpse at their massive collection. Enjoy this sweet-tongue destination.
3. National monument
Then we visited the national monument. The 15m-high bronze statue is dedicated to the 11,000 people that died during the primary war, the struggle against the Japanese, and the Malayan Emergency. Providing excellent views of Parliament House, it had been built in 1966 and features the inscription ‘To Our Glorious Dead of the first war (1914-1918), Second war (1939-1945) and therefore the Emergency (1948-1960).’ The world’s tallest free-standing bronze sculpture grouping, the monument of seven soldiers standing and supporting their fallen comrades. Each figure denotes one among seven qualities: courage, leadership, sacrifice, strength, suffering, unity, and vigilance.
4. Restaurant Gu Yue tian
Then we felt hungry. We visited Restaurant Gu Yue tian Chinese restaurant for having our lunch. Food is good – this is one of the best restaurants in town. Prices are reasonable too. Gu Yue Tien might look like a standard Chinese outlet, but a look at its menu proves that it’s one of Kuala Lalampur’s most innovative restaurants. The soft-boiled egg with foie gras is that the signature dish here. Bits of liver immersed during a warm, liquid egg mixture. Oven-baked water prawn with butter sauce was tasty but maybe overcooked.
5. Batu Cave
After lunch, we moved to Batu Cave. The wonderful Batu Caves are one of the highest tourist attractions in Malaysia, partly because they’re located only 13km from downtown Kuala Lumpur and easy to reach.
There are 4 main attractions at Batu Caves which is a limestone hill riddled with caves. These attractions are Temple Cave (or Cathedral Cave), Dark Cave, Cave Villa, and Ramayana Cave.
The main Cave is known as the Temple Cave or Cathedral Cave and is accessed by a steep flight of 272 steps. The top of the steps brings you into a huge cave with a high vaulted ceiling. The cave serves as a Hindu Temple devoted to Lord Murugan whose 42-meter-high gold statue stands guard outside.
Halfway up the flight of stairs is the entrance to the second core attraction, the Dark Cave. This cave is with educational and scientific interest. It is not always open and depends on the availability of a guide without whom you are not allowed to enter.
The Dark Cave is said to be home to the rarest spider in the world, the Trapdoor Spider. If you cannot climb the 272 steps and if the Dark Cave sounds too creepy you can instead visit the 3rd main attraction, the Cave Villa which lies at the foot of the limestone hill.
You have to pay an entrance fee of RM15 for foreigners and RM7 for Malaysian residents and cross a crooked bridge over a carpool. Here there are two more show caves well-lit with colored lights and containing brightly painted sculptures and paintings of Indian poets and characters from Hindu mythology. You can read the inscriptions containing pearls of oriental wisdom while strolling around the humid caves. One of the caves also contains glass display tanks filled with snakes and other reptiles.
The 4th attraction is Ramayana Cave. This cave is situated on the left side when you are facing the hill close to a 15-meter-high green statue of Hanuman, the monkey god. It is decorated with statues and scenes from the Hindu epic, Ramayana. Definitely worth seeing. There is a separate fee of RM 5 to pay a visit to this cave.
After Batu Cave visit we moved to Genting Highland. Genting Highlands is a cool hill station established within the midst of the cool mountain air and an imposing 100 million-year-old rainforest. Just 45 minutes faraway from KL City, it presents indoor and outdoor theme parks, an 18-hole golf course, a casino, and Malaysia’s biggest strawberry farm, all of which are set amongst a magnificent 100 million-year-old rainforest. Genting Highlands is additionally perfect for adventure enthusiasts as activities like abseiling; indoor hiking and flying fox activities are available.
If you’re looking to run away the chaos of city life for a weekend or more, Genting Highlands features plenty of three and five-star properties with an array of onsite eateries, facilities, perfect service, and spacious guestrooms with breathtaking mountain views.
First World Hotel
Here we checked in at First World Hotel. First World Hotel is a three-star hotel in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. Featuring a complete of 7,351 rooms, it’s set the Guinness World Records for the largest hotel within the world (by the number of rooms). In 2006, it featured 6,118 rooms, making it the largest hotel until The Palazzo took the title. In 2015, First World Hotel regained the title after the opening of a brand-new block.
First World Hotel is situated at the heart of Resorts World Genting, giving guests easy access to key locations such as the First World Plaza, Sky Avenue, Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, and Genting International Convention Centre.
We booked deluxe rooms in Tower 2 during our stay. Understand that tower 1 is that the oldest followed by tower 2 and tower 3. There are all beside one another. Check-in time was only after 3 pm. We got the room with a queen-sized bed but on a smoking level 6th. The room was fantastic because it’s facing outwards towards the Mountain View. The only problem was it was very near the lift area. The walls are so thin that we can hear people’s conversation along the corridors and next door.
We only stayed one night. There was also no Wi-Fi in the room. Wi-Fi is only available in the lobby but its RM15/hour I remembered. Just go to Starbucks or Highline for their free Wi-Fi with every purchase. The facilities in the room are also lacking – there was no toothbrush. I recommend you bring your own shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion. Bring your toothbrush, toothpaste, and bedroom slippers as well. The only plus point is that it’s very walkable to the Sky Casino. I would say in general; it is very easy to walk around Genting because everything is very interlinked.
The next day we should enjoy various rides of Genting Highland.