Malaysia has some beautiful, cultural and kid friendly cities that are worth a weekend away exploring. Whether it’s time in the mountains, chilling at the beach or cycling around a city, there is a place your family will love. In this guide, we will introduce you to the popular cities to visit including Kuala Lumpur and Penang as well as the best of beaches and islands too. Enjoy – it’s time to explore domestic travel adventures in Malaysia!
KL is the capital city of Malaysia. It’s vibrant, colorful and has a great scene for families. There’s plenty to see and do from a trip up the Petronas Towers, to watching your feathered friends at the bird park, or test your brain cells at the science center. It’s full of parks, playgrounds and fun cafes for you to having a fun, family brunch as you explore the city.
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Penang, has it all, city, beach and plenty of family friendly restos to feed hungry tummies. There’s lots for the kids to do too. Take a trip to Penang Hill (visit the amazing Habitat Penang Hill and ride the funicular tram. Go and explore the youth park, there’s pools for kids to cool off. It’s also close to the Botanical Gardens. At night take a colorful, cyclo rickshaw ride after dinner. Buy a day pass for the Hard Rock and enjoy their amazing pools and dinner with the stars.
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Malacca Is a kid friendly destination which is within driving distance of both Singapore and KL. There are a handful of hotels that the kids will love, check out the Majestic for some old-world charm. Some of the top sights include, Jonker Street, A’Famosa, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Red Square, Melaka Menara Taming Sari. Take in a river cruise and see the sights with the kids.
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The Cameron Highlands has more to offer than tea plantations, it’s a great fam friendly place for those looking for some adventure. Take in some fruit picking, take along family walk in the hills, enjoy the colonial architecture and of course the fresh cool air. Stay at the Cameron Highlands Resort, sit by the fire with afternoon tea, and curl up with the kids.
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Located 45 minutes from KL airport this is a great spot with kids. Check out the military museum, the kiddos will love the helicopters and tanks. Go and ride the ostriches at the ostrich farm, this is a fun activity the kids will love. The beach is perfect for families who want to build sandcastles and splash in the sea. The Avillion Hotel has 3 pools, a kid’s playroom, and a petting zoo.
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There’s plenty to see and do in Ipoh with the kids. The Lost World of Tambun is Malaysia’s top-most action and adventure family holiday destination. Here the kids will have hours of fun! There’s two good parks, Gunung Lang Recreational Park and D. R. Seenivasagam Park, It has a bike park, rollerblading and skate park with ramps, a Japanese Zen garden, beautiful shaded grounds for picnics.
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Kota Kinabalu, on the island of Borneo, is the ideal place to explore Sabah’s natural gems. From climbing Mount Kinabalu to diving and snorkeling around the many islands in the area, Kota Kinabalu is the perfect base for exploring the diverse flora and fauna throughout the region. If you are not adventurous enough to climb Mount Kinabalu with the kids, there is plenty of water and land adventures for you too.
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