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Places you can visit in Malaysia without leaving your house

During this ongoing Lockdown, as mentioned in My Bucket List after This Covid 19 Pandemic. I had alot of time on my hand to plan out my bucket list to pursue after the pandemic dies down. As usual I was scouring through the World Wide Web. That is the where I found a post on Virtual Tours in Europe. You could visit from the comfort of your chair various well known Museums. Utilizing your mobile or tablet with Virtual Reality. It was astounding and fun. You could stroll through historical places and even look left and right as if you were there. Its a good preparation before you actually visit the real spot. Cause nothing beats the real thing. Searched for Malaysian Travel VR video destinations. But alas there were very little. Guest it hasn’t caught on. So I felt its best to include those videos that I discovered here. So everybody can see from their sofa how awesome Malaysia is. Some of the recordings are by novices but the results is enough to know about these stunning spots. I guess if you have one of those VR specs it will be amazing.

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Batu Caves

I feel this is the best VR video on Malaysia up until now. This video is almost 11 minutes. Done by an expert organization. They also have different VR videos however not in Malaysia. So I will highlight just the Batu Caves one. The journey takes you at the foot of the steps, till the enormous golden statue till the insides of the caves and its temples. You could even admire the tops of the caverns which is wonderful.

View from the Petronas Twin Tower.

Well this VR view is something alot of us will never get to experience. A 360 view from the top of the the tallest building in Malaysia. Its a timelapse video.


Pangkor Island

Pangkor Island is a resort island that lies just off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. There are no bridges to pangkor island, you have to go there by ferry. I always thought that Pangkor Island is only about the beaches but there is a few places of interest to visit. This video shows some of it. 


Melaka – A Formosa and St Paul’s Hill

A visit to Malaysia is not complete without a visit to the historical sites in Melaka. Melaka and Penang is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Here’s a video on the walk to the to the Porta Santiago till the top of the St. Paul’s Hill.

Penang

Penang is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. But Penang is also famous for their food. Especially their Char Kway Teow and Nasi Kandar. Here is a rather long video ( 20 minutes). But it covers quite a number of interesting places to see in Penang.

Malaysian Beaches

Malaysia is blessed with beautiful beaches. I am so lucky to have spend most of my working life by the beach. Even met my other half on the beach.


Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

A short video from the beach at Langkawi, Kedah


Sky Mirror – Selangor

A unique beach in Selangor. Mainly visited because of its Mirror Like Surface


Perhentian Besar 

A rather long video on the Perhentian Island. Famous for its beautiful beaches and snorkelling.


Tunamaya Resort. Tioman, Malaysia 

Tunamaya is a beautiful resort on the Island of Tioman. We have been to Tioman Island before but at the Berjaya Tioman. Tioman is so beautiful and peaceful. And this resort on VR is simple beautiful

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My Favourite Rest Stops in Malaysia

Highway Rest Stop of Malaysia



As most roads and highways in Malaysia is of good quality, we like to drive when we go on holiday. So naturally Reststop or in Malaysia we call it Rest & Relax Area is an important part of our travels. Nowadays with the addition of the little one, good and clean Rest and Relax Area is a must. I think that our Malaysian Highway consenneir is doing a great job as the reststops are well maintained and well equipped. There are large clean toilets, diaper changing rooms, food outlets, praying rooms and petrol stations. And some even Fast Food Outlets like KFC and also little Highway Hotels.

Bukit Gantang Rest & Relax Area

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI discovered about this Rest & Relax Area while driving on the road heading to Taiping, we planned to visit the Taiping Zoo. It was a real letdown, I feel the Melaka Zoo is much better.  This Rest & Relax Area is not like all the other stops that you find on our Malaysian highways. It still has the same comforts of clean toilets, ample parking & clean food outlets as other R & R areas have. PLUS is doing an extraorfinary job in upgrading their R & R areas. My favourite pick is still the one in Tapah. It has large clean toilets, lots of food courts. As for the one in Bukit Gantang it is actually picturesque similar to a mini park with lots of greeneries and a small fountain. The difference between this R&R against the rest, is this has stalls selling our topical Malaysian fruits. Since we stopped by in the midst of the Malaysian fruit season, we saw a lots & lots of fruits like durian, langsat, duku & far more. So on the way to Taiping drop by here.

Tapah Rest & Relax Area

This is the most stunning Rest & Relax Area on Malaysian highways. The place resembles a holiday resort. There is natural brickworks, tropical trees, water fixtures decorate with water lilies, playground, huge airy toilets, fruit stalls, cafes, Dunkin Donuts and Baskins & Robbins. The fruit stalls selling chiefly rose apple (jambu air) and guava. In the event you stop by in the middle of the Malaysian fruit season you will come across durian, rambutan and mangosteen. There are Rest and Relax Areas on both sides of the highway in Tapah. But we like to stop by the one heading South towards Port Dickson or Melaka for lunch. There is a stall at the food court that serves a great bowl of mee curry, the one with the coconut milk in it. There is ample parking space around for cars as well as busses.


 Sungai Perak Rest & Relax Area

We normally stop here on our way to Kuala Kangsar. This place has all the things needed for a long journey. There food outlets, clean toilets, ample parking, fruit stalls and a Petronas gas station. Its also equipped with an escalator from the carpark leading to the main area. As it is located next to the Perak River they have built a 20 metre high observation tower. You need to climb 27 stairs up to get a beautiful view of  the Perak River and its surrounding. There is also a shop selling jungle products made by the orang asli.

R & R Jejantas Air Keroh

IMG_20151212_194109Whenever we travel to Melaka or from Melaka heading north, we will usually stop at the R&R Jejantas Air Keroh.  What’s unique about this rest stop is that the some of the restaurants are on the bridge over the highway. The restaurants are KFC, A&W as well as Restoran OB. I believe OB stands for Over the Bridge. Being typical Malaysian, we look for rice for most of our meals. So we usually head to Restoran OB. They have the normal Malaysian Fare such as Nasi Lemak, Nasi Goreng, Mee Goreng and so on. Prices are also reasonable around RM6. 00 for a plate of Nasi Lemak with a large piece of Ayam Rendang. And my kids  usual had the chicken rice. As the restaurant is above the highway you will have the full v
iew of vehicles plying the highway. So this keeps my sons occupied. They will sit by the window and watch the cars as well as lorries go by. Thus keeping them quiet while daddy and mummy eat.

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Also to the restaurants, there is also souvenir shops. Also located  infront of the Restoran OB is the Al Ikhsan Sports shop. As with other rest stops in Malaysia, there is enough parking and toilets are clean. There are also many food outlets located near the car park. And also a Baskin and Robbins.

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Fun and Educational Family Activities in Malaysia – uPDATED 2020

Every time I search for a getaway for my family, there are some criterias which I look for. I look for destinations are located close to food outlets, some retailers and also maybe a shopping mall as its much easier to search for all those things there. Travelling with little kids this is very important to us. Another item that I look for is whether there are fun as well as educational activities for my family there. I like to try different things each time. We have visited the Hot Air Balloon and Flower Festival in Putrajaya. And is looking forward for the International Fireworks competition there. Below are some of the enjoyment and Educational activities that we have visited. Some of the prices might fluctuate so its best to visit their website first before you go there.

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I’ve listed all the activities by the state of that it is located in. To go straight to the reviews, just click on the link below. Some places may have changed, do visit sites like Tripadvisor to get latest reviews. This site is only my honest opinion about this places. For the summary of the activities just scroll down.

CAMERON HIGHLANDS

Taman Agroteknologi Mardi, Cameron Highlands

This place is a favorite with my wife. It is locin Tanah Rata, the main town in Cameron Highlands. Its actually a research centre for MARDI, a local farming research organization in Malaysia. Here you can find lots of different plants in full bloom. It is nice to stroll between the flowers as the Cameron Highlands weather is cool. And the entire place smells nice. There are also other fruits trees like grapes and common to Cameron Highlands, strawberries. There is entrance fee to this park. Just go to the website to know more. Here is my review on the Taman Agroteknologi Mardi, Cameron Highlands

Sungai Palas BOH Tea Plantation

We like to come here for tea as the view here is excellent. The teahouse hangs over mountains of green tea trees. The view is awesome. The road to visit the tea house is long narrow and winding. You will travel through large green fields of tea trees. At the end of the journey you will come to a spectacular tea house. Other than the spectacular tea house, there is also a working factory where tea is is prepared. Here you can walk though a path to the various stages of preparing tea leaves. Also littered around the Tea house complex are old factory equipments that was used in the making of tea leaves. The entry fee to the tea manufacturing plant is free. Click here to know of my take on the Sungai Palas BOH Tea Plantation.

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KUALA LUMPUR

Petrosains Science Discovery Centre

This learning centre is on the 4th floor of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. You go in via a pod like vehicle into a dark tunnel which will take about 4 minit. The ride coupled with the lighting and sound effect will give you the feeling that you are traveling through space. Then you take a walk through the exhibits. Most of the exhibits is related to the oil exploration. My little one even tried the oil rig escape slide. The last section was my son’s favourite. There were lots of educational interactive games and exhibits to try. My son still talks about going there. There are even rest areas for families near to the displays. Thus you can take a break while your kids explore. The price was reasonable for the fun we had. We all paid RM15. 00 for Adults and RM5 for children aged 3-12 years old. Click here to read my article on the Fun Learning Petrosains Science Discovery Centre

Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC is an under the sea park located beneath Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and next to Petronas Twin Towers. Aquaria KLCC is a world-class aquarium that showcases animals and various types of vibrant marine life species from Malaysia and around the world. It was so nice to travel via conveyor walkway under the marine life. We saw large stingrays, sharks and many more. It was awesome to see sharks so closeby. There is an entrance fee. Please checkout their website to know more. Click here to know Why We Love Aquaria KLCC (And You Should, Too!)

Malaysia ‘s Premier Petting Zoo, Farm in the City

Farm in the City is in the Seri Kembangan area yet surrounded by nature with trees and animals. To date its the best petting zoo in Malaysia. Animals are here are quite tame. My sons especially loved feeding the racoons.

There are lots of animals roaming around especially chickens and roosters. My own two budak bandar boys loved chasing chickens around.

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MELAKA

Melaka River Cruise

The River Cruise Melaka is a must try when visiting Melaka. Melaka has done so much to beautify the rivers and also their surroundings. What used to be kitchens or toilets of the homes along the river, now is beautiful shops and little cafes. There is even lots of attractive murals on the buildings. The cruise takes about 45 minutes. You can take the cruise from the jetty next to the Maritime Museum or from Taman Rempah in Pengkalan Rama. To see my review on the Melaka River Cruise, just visit my post An Outing in Historical Melaka

Mini Malaysia Melaka

The Mini Malaysia has different “kampung” (village) houses of the 14 states in Malaysia. You can go into each house to have a feel of the feel how people lived. You are able to go into the different rooms. Each house has different artifact with explanation as to what that item was for. It absolutely was fun explaining to my children what each item was for and how to use it. My little ones had a great time running through each house. Additionally, there are different cultural demos to learn from, like the gasing (top spinning), kueh-making (local dessert making) demo, batik painting. If you want for more information about Malaysia without visiting the various, pay a visit here. Mini Snips of Malaysia at Mini Malaysia Melaka

MELAKA BIRD PARK

So this time around when we went back to Melaka, I brought the little ones for an outing at the Melaka Bird Park.

At first it didn’t look like much cause the reception and ticketing area appeared rather gloomy. But when you have entered the spacious park, you’ll be surprised especially by the size and how bright the place is. There are birds flying around. They even came to eat from your hand, seat on your head and shoulders. Two even landed on my shoulder. My kids were really amazed. You could even buy 3 small cups of bird food for RM10 to feed the birds. As people was feeding the birds at the entrance. So most of the birds were there. A big macaw managed to get the plastic cup of food from my hands.

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Click here to know more about the Melaka Bird Park. Walking with the birds at Melaka Bird Park

Proclamation of Independence Memorial

The Proclamation of Independence Memorial was a Dutch Colonial Mansion. It used to be the Malacca Club, a clubhouse for the British Expatriate when the British ruled Malaysia. It was later converted into the Memorial depicting the Malaysian road to Independence.

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Malacca Sultanate Palace, Melaka

A beautiful replica of the original Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th-century palace. It is build the traditional way, without any nails. According to historical records, the original was destroyed a year after the sultan ascended the throne by lightning.

The outside the building is overwhelming. The garden areas are well taken care off.

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The St. Paul’s Hill- A little climb to History

After the Malacca Sultanate Palace, we opt to go up the hill to the St. Paul Church. We start at the bottom at the Porta de Santiago. The Porta de Santiago is what’s left of the A Formosa Fort. The Porta de Santiago is the most famous historical landmarks in Melaka. And you can see by the number of people visiting the Porta de Santiago. The Porta is actually a small gate house of the fortress.

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Crowded But Interesting – Jonker Walk Night Market

When you are in Melaka, one of the places to visit is the Jonker Street. It is the Chinatown of Melaka. Its where many old buildings are located.You will find numerous cafes, restaurants, souvenirs, Nyonya Museums and also little Quaint Boutique Hotel. Be sure to walk the along streets including “Harmony Street” that has religious shrines or temples of many different faiths. This is what Melaka is all about.

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A Visit to Tropical Fruit Farm Melaka

As always I was searching for something unique and educational to bring my ‘budak bandar’ kids this weekend. Some place close to Port Dickson. So we don’t spend time on the road. I’ve heard that there’s a fruit farm somewhere in Melaka. With loads of fruit trees to see. Its called the Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm in Sungai Udang.

Read my review here, A Visit to Tropical Fruit Farm Melaka

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JOHOR

Building Up Fun at Legoland Johor Malaysia

Part of my kid’s present was a trip into Legoland Theme Park. We didn’t take the water park as we didn’t want the children to be too exhausted.

We began at the Driving School at Legocity. Where my son got to drive his own Lego car around on the roads complete with traffic lights and stop signs. There’s also one for toddlers but my 5 year was not keen. So we move on. As the Boating School was under maintaince, we proceeded to the Rescue Academy. Its a little Fire Station. The activity here was more of a team effort. You need to pump the handle to move the fire truck to a building, run and pump water to a gap at the building. Until the fire fighter comes up, then run back to the fire truck and move back. It was fun challenging different families. Later my wife and my children went to the Airport City to go for Airplane Merry Go Round. To know more about Legoland Malaysia, please click here Building Up Fun at Legoland Johor Malaysia

Sealife Malaysia at Legoland Johor, Malaysia

On the last day of our Legoland holiday, we went into the Theme Park again. Reason being my princess wanted to drive again. And the rest wanted to go on the Dragon Roller Coaster. We spent another 2 hours at the Park. After that we cooled off at the Sealife Malaysia which was air conditioned.
The Sealife Malaysia is a rather new addition to Legoland Johor. Its an interesting sea life aquarium with many different sea species on display. Its not as big as the Aquaria KLCC but had better displays than the Water World in Langkawi. The displays were really vibrant.

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Rebuilding Up Fun at Legoland Johor Malaysia

As with the Legoland Hotel, we returned to the Legoland Theme Park because of my princess. And furthermore that we had a ton of fun the last time. This time I was fortunate. I purchased the Triple Pass Ticket and got the unlimited 365 daily entry Triple Park Pass for one year. So we could go in whenever we want too.

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PORT DICKSON

Army Museum Port Dickson

Port Dickson is known as ” the Army town” due to its large army and training base located here.
Together with that they also have the largest Army Museum in Malaysia. Its listed on the Tripadvisor’s No 1 thing to do in Port Dickson. So its a must visit when you are in Port Dickson.
The museum is has sections an open area and air conditioned rooms. But the main attraction were all at the open area. Here there is a a train and carriage, fighter jets with even their missiles attached, helicopters, various cannons, loads of tanks, a UN Peacekeeping jeep and even a large Satellite Dish. My son enjoyed exploring the army vehicles. We spent almost an hour outside. There is also a monument for those that was killed in the line of duty.

To know more what’s in the Army Museum, please click here A Boy’s Wonderland – Muzium Tentera Darat, Port Dickson

Pusat Ikan Hiasan Port Dickson

When a colleague who was from Port Dickson mentioned that there’s a little oceanarium with all colourful sea fishes. I search for it. But as with most places in Port Dickson, it was quite hidden. It took a while to locate it. The landmark to look for heading from Teluk Kemang is the Cendol Bakar shop just after a petrol station. Turn left after the Cendol Bakar and go straight in and turn right. There are no parking bays, so you have to park on the side of the road. Not sure how to get there, just refer to the Google Map at the bottom.

There is large number colourful sea fishes and corals. With fishes that most kids know – Dory and Nemo.

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KEDAH

Muzium Padi Kedah – Paddy Museum, Kedah

The name says it all, this museum highlights everything and anything about paddy and the activities related to it. One of the most fascinating item in this museum is the one of the kind display located on the 2nd floor. You go up by way of a dimly lit spiral staircase. After reaching the end, “WOW” you’ll be amaze. What beckons you is a 360 degrees auto rotating floor with a 3D mural of the surrounding landscape. You will have a view of beautiful paddy fields and the famous Gunung Keriang. This 360 degrees panoramic view mural is the going ons surrounding the Paddy Museum. The mural was painted by a Korean artist. The mural not only shows the surroundings but also the several seasons from planting till harvesting. Click here for more, Muzium Padi Kedah – Paddy Museum, Kedah

National Science Centre North Regional Branch- Kedah, Malaysia

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Discovered this place from a Sightseeing Brochure at the Holiday Villa Alor Setar. Another hidden gem in Malaysia. Its not even listed on Tripadvisor’s “Things to do in Kedah”. It is a science centre similar to the Petrosains in Kuala Lumpur only smaller. Its located just next to the Paddy Museum. As it was pouring heavily outside, it was also great to escape the harsh weather. We went there after browsing Paddy Museum.
This kind of place is a great learning experience for kids. Here there is a lot of interactive displays where kids can participate. There are plenty of booths with different science experiments to try. All booths are not high, so most kids can participate. A word of advise to parents, don’t just sit watching. Participate with your children, describe to them different experiments. It will be more enjoyable for you and your kids. There are instructions on how each display works. To know more please click here. National Science Centre North Regional Branch- Kedah, Malaysia

Alor Setar Tower – “Alor Setar Landmark”

The key landmark here that can be viewed as you enter Alor Setar. Located next to Aman Central and over five-hundred ft above the sea level. Here you will get a 360° bird’s eye view of Alor Star and areas around it. You go up to the observation deck via a bubble lift. Up there you will have a magnificent view of the city and paddy fields. Most of the attractions in Alor Star can be seen from the Tower such as Pekan Rabu, Aman Mall, the Royal Museum, Zahir Mosque and Istana Kuning. In the distance you can see Gurung Jerai and Gunung Keriang where the Paddy Museum can be found. Alor Setar Tower – “Alor Setar Landmark”

A Glimpse at Langkawi’s Folklore – Makam Mahsuri

A must visit place when you are in Langkawi. Here lies the tomb of Mahsuri. Mahsuri was a young lady who lived in Langkawi whose family moved from an island in Thailand during the late eighteenth century. She was believed to be extremely beautiful. Her beauty led her downfall. When she was falsefully accused for adultery. On the day of her execution, she cursed the island of Langkawi to seven generations of misfortune. The curse has now lapsed and that is the reason Langkawi is booming. Google about this old stories, it will most likely make your visit fascinating.

To know more about this interesting place please click here A Glimpse at Langkawi’s Folklore – Makam Mahsuri

Mixed Feelings at Laman Padi Langkawi

Had mixed sentiments when visiting this place. Saw some incredible reviews on the food and Laman Padi. Yet when we were there, it was something very different. Not certain if we came at a wrong time. Reason being some Tripadvisor reviewers wrote about a café, with pleasant food. Where you could feast in little sheds in padi fields. But when we went there the place looked deserted.

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Escaping the Sun at Underwater World Langkawi

The Underwater World Langkawi (UWL) is located in Pantai Cenang, Langkawi. Its found exactly toward the end of Pantai Cenang Road on the right hand side. Its not hard to miss it. Parking is plentiful, but it was full. Reason being we were there during the Malaysian School Holidays. What’s more, the complex is air-conditioned. An extraordinary spot to get away from the afternoon Langkawi sun.

For my simple review of the Underwater World Langkawi, do visit Escaping the Sun at Underwater World Langkawi

SHAH ALAM

Red Carpet Wax Museum @ i-City, Shah Alam

The displays are divided with various themes. Some were realistic and some were not.
There were displays that you could join in to take photos. Like giving a speech at the United Nations with Obama and Putin or having tea with Audrey Hepburn. There were wax models of The Queen of England, William and Kate, the Beckhams, Jet Li and more. To know more, please click here. Red Carpet Wax Museum @ i-City, Shah Alam

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PERAK

Mini Golf at Spritzer Ecopark, Taiping.

The Spritzer Ecopark is located right next to Spritzer factory, and there is the parking available in the park.
Driving in you’re going to be surrounded by lots of greenery with really fun roadsigns like monkey or otters crossing.
Here you can go for a tour of the Spritzer Bottling plant. Nevertheless we opt that out. Cause the Ecopark appeared more inviting. And it was free. With the all the trees around, the park look so refreshing and soothing. There was a little stream running through the cafe. Here is where mummy and opah relax while we played golf.  To know more, please click here Mini Golf at Spritzer Ecopark, Taiping.

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Penang

This Time Walking among Butterflies, Entopia Penang.

Visited in 2020

Fortunately we picked this spot as our first destination. Cause the following day. Malaysia was on lockdown and Entopia would have been closed. We didn’t get the opportunity to go to the Teddyville Museum cause they closed a day before the lockdown. I read in many websites on Penang that Entopia is the best spot to visit in Penang and I 100% concur with them. Although some may say the cost is somewhat steep, yet you should visit Entopia once in the course of your life.

For my review on this enchanting place, please visit This Time Walking among Butterflies, Entopia Penang.

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A Visit to Tropical Fruit Farm Melaka

Minus the fruits

 
As always I was searching for something unique and educational to bring my ‘budak bandar’ kids this weekend. Some place close to Port Dickson. So we don’t spend time on the road. I’ve heard that there’s a fruit farm somewhere in Melaka. With loads of fruit trees to see. Its called the Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm in Sungai Udang. I will put the map at the end of this post.
 
 
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As we had a wedding to go to in Port Dickson, we reach there around 4pm. Do take note the place closes at 5pm. As we were so fascinated with the place we forgot about time. The caretaker were kind enough to wait for us until 5.30pm. The charges is very cheap. RM8 for grown-ups and RM6 for kids. After you pay the entrance fee, you will be given a pack of dried corn to feed the ostrich or the deers. There were very little people there. Everyone feared the Covid 19 virus. Or everybody realized that there were no fruits available. Cause there were not a single fruit on the trees.
 
 
 
You start at the Rabbit house. The kids got really excited carrying little bunnies and playing with them. The larger rabbits are kept in a cages. The best thing about this place is you can drive around in your own car. There is a tar road around the farm. After the Rabbit house, we took a drive to the Quail house passing by bamboo plantation and fruit trees minus the fruits. Very sad.
 

There were nothing much to see in the Quail House. The staff at entrance mentioned. They are in the midst of replacing the quail with something else.
 

Then we moved to the animal enclosure which had cows, ostrich and deer. You could feed the ostrich and deer with the corn they provided at the entrance. But we fed the deer. My kids enjoyed feeding the deer.
 
 
 
After that we drove looking at different fruit trees. I even found out how a durian flower looks like. LOL.
 
In the middle of the park there’s a lake with little chalets that you can rent. Also a camp ground. There were a bunch of school kids camping there.
 
 

My verdict

 
It is a decent spot to visit, as the large is large and you can feed of bigger animals like deers, ostriches and cows. As per the staff there the best time to visit is June to Sept. They said you can pick and taste the fruits when it is in season. Be that as it may, durian is chargeable. The good thing is that you can move inside the comfort of your own vehicle, rather than strolling in the sun. Best of all, my ‘budak bandar ‘ kids got to feed the deers. They were not keen about feeding the ostrich. They had a ton of fun. Everybody dozed off on the way back.

 
Entrance Fee :- RM8 Adults
                              RM6 Children
 
Address :-  Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm
                    Pusat latihan Sungai Udang  

                    Sungai Udang Village, Melaka, Malaysia
 
Telephone :– 06-351 6916
 

 

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Top 20 Reasons Why You Should Visit Malaysia




A land of many colors and cultures, Malaysia is the ideal holiday destination. From bustling cities to beautiful beaches, verdant rainforests to warm waters rich with marine life, there are so many beautiful places in Malaysia to see, and so much to do.

There are countless reasons to visit Malaysia, but here are the top twenty:

1. Malaysia is the ideal blend of east and west. With all the comforts of the Western world at your fingertips, you are free to explore the rich Malaysian culture – from visiting major cities to exploring areas of natural beauty. And when you come home exhausted from sight-seeing, there are hot power showers, five-star standard accommodation and international cuisine according to preference.

2. Visiting Malaysia is great for the budget traveler, as everything – from hotels to food, transport to shopping – can be done cheaply if you do your research.

3. Malaysian society is geared towards tourism, so everywhere you go you will find accommodation to suit your pocket, people ready to help you find your way, and travel/transport facilities to give you access to all the important sites and attractions.

4. If you’re crazy for culinary delights, you’ll fall in love with Malaysian food. Local dishes reflect Malay, Indian and Chinese influences, and are famous for being a little spicy, a little eclectic, and whole lot delicious! Make sure you try the famed nasi lemak, Malaysia’s national dish – coconut rice served with a spicy chilli based paste called sambal along side with fried anchovies and peanuts, omelet and cucumber. Sell famously delicious items in most towns, and the seafood is also exceptional along the coast.

5. Whether you’re looking for big brand name goods or indigenous art pieces, Malaysia is the place to shop. Kuala Lumpur is the shopping capital, and the shops will put on grand sales at least twice a year to draw in tourist shoppers. The multitude of malls cater to every desire and taste, with products made in the Far East side by side with more recognizable brands. There are malls in Penang and Langkawi too, for those looking to combine a beach retreat with some holiday shopping.

6. Dreaming of palm-fringed beaches of white sand, and waves gently lapping at the shore? This dream is a reality at Malaysia’s many beach resorts. Sun sea and sand enthusiasts will be delighted at Malaysia’s kilometers of coastline and idyllic islands, with their pristine stretches of sand and clean waters.

7. A glance at the Malaysia map reveals much more than just beaches. Malaysia is also home to rainforests of untold natural beauty, a veritable treasure-trove of flora and fauna. Take an excursion or an adventure tour to get to grips with the rainforests in all their ecological beauty.


8. If the beach resorts and nature treks are not really your scene, Malaysia’s big cities will definitely keep you occupied. Shopping is not the only activity on offer. You can also check out the myriad of fantastic restaurants and cafes in Kuala Lumpur, or browse the night markets, sampling satay and collecting souvenirs as you go! Day or night, there’s always plenty to do.

9. Malaysia’s amusement parks are all-round great fun for families, and a must-visit while in the country. Take a ride up to Genting to see the sprawling multi-million ringgit theme park at 2,000 meters (there are hotels and casinos nearby too), or visit Sunway Lagoon, a giant complex on 80 acres that includes a full-size resort and a water park as well as countless rides, attractions and eateries.

10. Of course, one of Malaysia’s premier attractions is the countless places of historical and cultural interest to visit. A trip to Malacca, heart of Malaysian history, is imperative – the city abounds with beautiful buildings, including St Paul’s Church, the Sultanate Museum and the A’Famosa Fortress. Gerogetown in Penang is also a UNESCO heritage site steeped in rich history and culture, and sightseers are urged to explore both cities.

11. Beautiful places in Malaysia include natural wonders of immense beauty and man-made structures of exceptional grandeur, like the Batu Caves near KL or the giant caves in Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak. Usually these spots are associated with beautiful temples that are decorated in amazing detail.

12. Visitors to Malaysia love the temperate weather – though there is a monsoon season, the weather is pleasant year-round, and even during rains there are often sunny spells in between.

13. Aside from traditional Malaysian dishes, one of the big attractions of eating in Malaysia is the variety of fresh fruit available. Mangoes, lychees and mangosteens are widely available, as well as the more unusual durian and rambutans.

14. Malaysia is now home to numerous sporting events, so if you’re a fan you’ll find this the ideal spot to catch up on your favorite. Watch the Petronas Grand Prix and the Tour de Langkawi, or check out some action on the water at the Langkawi International Regatta or the annual Surfing Competition in Pahang.

15. Aside from sports, other cultural events are being held which may also interest the discerning traveler. The World Kites Festival promises to be a colourful affair, as does National Craft Day and the Chinese New Years’ celebration. Throughout the year there are many fun and fascinating events to attend.

16. A country rich in traditional and culture, Malaysia produces a wide variety of handicraft items, including hand carved wooden panels, pewter decorations, rattan bags and baskets and batik textiles. Learn the skills, or simply pick up a few pieces as souvenirs.

17. Nature lovers will fall in love with Malaysia’s rainforests, but aside from plant life there are also many animal species to be found in their natural habitats, including monkeys, leopards, tigers bears and rhinos. If you prefer your animals a little more contained, the KLCC Aquaria is worth a visit, as are the Butterfly and Bird Parks. Taking a trip to Kuala Selangor to see the magical fireflies is also highly recommended.

18. Divers love to visit Malaysia because it is home to one of the best dive sites in the world, a tiny volcanic island called Sipadan. The reefs here are home to dozens of hawksbill and green turtles, as well as all kinds of fish. You may even encounter a shark or two!

19. For those looking for more quiet and seclusion than is available at the average beach resort, island getaways provide a great alternative. Malaysia’s many islands, some very developed and others totally unspoilt, form the perfect backdrop to an idyllic beach holiday.

20. Sporty types will love holidaying in Malaysia – sport tourism opportunities include golf, cycling, mountaineering, and even hiking, jungle trekking and caving. Watersports on offer range from parasailing to jetskiing and surfing – truly something for everyone!

Mohammed Zaki is an avid traveller to malaysia and loves what this country has to offer.

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