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Trip to Malaysia:: Langkawi->KL->Genting


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Though there have been many blogs and forums written for trip to Malaysia as such but wanted to share by experience in Malaysia couple of years ago which was for a week.

From Hyderabad we travelled to Chennai and from Chennai took a flight towards KL (Air Asia).

Looking at my plan we first wanted to go to  Langkawi Island so we stayed back at the KL airport to catch the next flight to Langkawi. There are many islands in and around but we selected Langkawi .At Langkawi you can hire self driven car at the airport directly and they would just need a copy of your Indian Driving License(Yes Indian License is valid in Malaysia :D but ensure you don't like how you drive in India-Kindly follow lane discipline, do not honk. No one would complain as such but it will bring Indians down)..

The drive from the airport till our hotel was around 3 hours and it was one AWESOME drive throughout.

 

Some picture from Langkawi:

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After spending 2 night at Langkawi we headed towards KL.

In KL we stayed at a place called Bukit Bintang which is almost in a prime place in the city.. Walkable from most of the places and easy commute available.

We walked and walked and walked a lot. We took Cab,train,monorail,metro,skywalk etc etc..every mode of transport we tried :):) .

You will find most of the cab owners Indians(From Kerala or Tamil Nadu)... Take a cab ride from the locals as once the Indians see Indians they charge twice the amount the fare :P 

There is a place called Putranjaya and you would find it as a clean concrete jungle.. Then Batuk caves.

During our stay at KL the crops were being burnt in Indonesia due to which the entire city was highly polluted..

Ensure when you plan to travel you check if that is the season when the Indonesia burns their crops..

The Petronas towers were closed due to the pollution..

 

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Nice post @ksa171983. Malaysia is a beautiful country with a lot of islands around it. Pangkor island is another lovely island which one can go to spend some quality time there which is similar to Langkawi. We stayed at the same place in Bukit bintang in a tall apartment which is just behind the swiss garden hotel pic you have shared. I will share the pics of my trip soon :)

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Nice shots, Malayasia has many places to explore.

Specially loved the neat islands.

 

11 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

From KL we took a flight to Genting which is known for its rides,adventure sports. It is called the Disney world of Malaysia..

 

Next time, I would suggest you to take self drive :)

It works out very economical and you cover many places.

 

During our visit we booked Hyundai i40.

Drive to Genting Island was super fun.

We took some country roads and some excellent 6-lane ghat sections en-route to Genting and Pankor Islands. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ranger said:

Next time, I would suggest you to take self drive :)

It works out very economical and you cover many places.

 

 

For the people who prefer a self drive in Malaysia, I would like to add a few more points to this.

We felt the 'WAZE' app more helpful and advantageous than Google maps during our drive in Malaysia.

It was like a crowd sourced social network while giving us driving directions.

Accidents, alternative routes, road closures, Police officer sightings or any chaos in the middle of our driveway are being updated on the app from time to time.

 

We felt it more advantageous than google maps during our drive being a tourist there. :)

 

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Nice information about Malaysia.

Regarding Google vs Waze, it will be never ending debate.
Google maps are way ahead when it comes to overall usage.
But Waze is fun. It is very interactive and you get lot of necessary and unnecessary information.

 

Waze has been official launched in India, but I don't see any progress, very few users. 

For Indian roads Waze will be very helpful with regular updates. 

We have never ending road closures/road work, Waze can help in providing updates.

It is more like a community of maps. 

 

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2 hours ago, sagar said:

Nice post @ksa171983. Malaysia is a beautiful country with a lot of islands around it. Pangkor island is another lovely island which one can go to spend some quality time there which is similar to Langkawi. We stayed at the same place in Bukit bintang in a tall apartment which is just behind the swiss garden hotel pic you have shared. I will share the pics of my trip soon :)

yea so many islands in and out there.. within the city i just loved the way people commuted and the never ending walk .. ah it was one nice walk :) .. the swiss garden is the hotel we stayed :)

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2 hours ago, Ranger said:

Next time, I would suggest you to take self drive :)

It works out very economical and you cover many places.

ah did not know that .. there may have been some reason back then i believe as to why we did not take a self drive from KL to Genting..

But within Langkawi we had self drive which i thoroughly enjoyed within the Island..I felt like a hollywood actor from 80's in this car :D:Pcar.JPG.ac7e29981b9a24d35cb670d4b29f50ba.JPG

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On ‎6‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 11:58 AM, driveking said:

Nice information about Malaysia.

Regarding Google vs Waze, it will be never ending debate.
Google maps are way ahead when it comes to overall usage.
But Waze is fun. It is very interactive and you get lot of necessary and unnecessary information.

 

 

After all, WAZE was also bought by Google. Both of them have their own advantages.

WAZE provides LIVE traffic reporting in various routes along with traffic count down time, Police notifications and Chat options (Social)

while Google offers driving directions for biking, walking and also public transportation, Street view integration, Offline maps etc.

 

I personally feel WAZE can excel if used well as I find it advantageous in the City conditions by providing alternative routes due to any chaos and also police reporting to avoid tickets.

Otherwise Google maps is any day better with a hand full of options which can be made most out of it.

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30 minutes ago, sagar said:

I personally feel WAZE can excel if used well as I find it advantageous in the City conditions by providing alternative routes due to any chaos and also police reporting to avoid tickets.

Otherwise Google maps is any day better with a hand full of options which can be made most out of it.

Agreed.. google maps any day better for longer versions of the drive ..

Waze is for shorter versions as it provides live updates..

Apple Maps is for not traveling anywhere. ;)

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