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Things not to be missed by adventure lovers in Malaysia

Things not to be missed by adventure lovers in Malaysia

 

Malaysia is a country that yields a rich mix of cultural attractions and rapidly expanding cities filled with skyscrapers and multilane highways. Whether it’s the country’s jam-packed calendar of festivals, or its capital city of Kuala Lumpur, home to sprawling malls and narrow alleyways with lively and colorful markets, Malaysia’s street life is vibrant. Traveling in Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from www.redbus.my

Skytrex Adventure
For those wanting to make the best out of their summers, your search ends here. Skytrex adventure is what you should be indulging into this summer. The Skytrex Adventure is a line obstacle course consisting of some of the most extreme outdoor activities like ro pe climbing and the highly popular flying fox amidst the lush green landscapes of the Shah Alam Agricultural Park in the vicinity. Just 45 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this is the place where you will overcome your fears and have some serious fun in the open. Swinging and flying is just some of the things you will be doing here.

Obstacles here are divided into three categories – Little Adventure, Big Thrill and Extreme Challenge. We recommend you to book online and make sure you get the best seats available. One downside is that skytrex is only open on weekends, however, if you are in a group of 25 or more you can have it exclusively opened for you on a weekday. Make sure to listen to the briefing carefully when you arrive.

Bungee Jumping, Extreme Park Sunway
Surely not for everyone, Bungee Jumping is something you should try if you want to overcome the best of your fears. Right in the middle of the Sunway Lagoon theme park is Malaysia’s one and only permanent Bungee jumping attraction. RM130 is what you need to spare in order to perform this daredevil act. It boasts of successfully having completed 2 million jumps without any major incidents. Be rest assured you are in good hands when you are signing up for this one of a kind experiences that will always remain etched in your memory. The bungee jumping here is handled by the Malaysian Bungee which is a company that handles the AJ Hackett International operations in Malaysia. The AJ Hackett international is quite a renowned company in Malaysia that is known to boast of a record of 2 million jumps that did not involve any major incidents. The jump here is equivalent to an 8 storied building. The minimum requirements that are needed to be eligible for a jump are that you need to be in between 35Kg’s to 285 Kg’s of weight. It is best not to stand on the edge for too long and just jump without thinking too much! The best part is that you are even awarded an insanity certificate which can have as a memory. The place is a must visit on your trip to Malaysia.

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Best vintage shops in Malaysia and reach them by Bus

Best vintage shops in Malaysia and reach them by Bus

 

 

 

Push cart vendors, pop up kiosks and some hidden stores in road side markets and malls in the centre of the city and a few vintage stores have started seeing several visitors throughout the year. These shops are said to have gained quite a lot of popularity amongst the locals and the visiting tourists. From vintage clothes like flapper fringe dresses and suits to home wear items and tiny collectable dolls for the kids, second hand books, designer hand bags, these stores and vintage shops have it all and at dirt cheap rates. The best part is when you keep walking around the shelves in these stores and suddenly find something that is unique. This can be anything like a first edition book or a handmade showcase item. These items are said to cost anywhere between RM10 to RM50.

You can book your bus tickets from www.redbus.my at discounted rates.

Chalk
This store is located in Sungei Wang Plaza. The Store is said to have a large pile of bright trendy collection of second hand shoes, bags, magazines and clothing. Clothes are quite cheap and in order to bring the prices down the store infrastructure has been kept quite simple by the owners. This makes the store look quite underrated however; it is not – thanks to the interiors, the store looks like an industrial warehouse. The story has vintage shirts, jackets, skirts all of which you can purchase at unbelievable prices. Very rarely will you find any designer items here as the store caters only to mainstream local market. The shop is dazzlingly bright and is known to feature a funky collection of second hand shoes, clothing, magazines and bags. Clothes are one of the most inexpensive items that are sold here having a starting price range of RM5.  I found the locals criticising the interiors of the shop but I had a complete different pinion when I explored the shop myself. Colourful rails lining the walls are dedicated to holding jackets trousers and shirts.

Joe’s MAC

This is a unique store located in Amcorp Mall and is dedicated to music lovers. The store is relatively new and has been opened only a few years ago. It is located on the ground floor and is much more than such a music store. The store will give you a flashback of the music back then. The store has diligently preserved old album posters, a collection of guitars, Cd’s cassettes and much more that is sure to grab your attention.

If you have a bent over vintage items make sure to give these two places a spot on your visit list. These stores are only at a distance of about 10 minutes from KL City Centre from where most of the buses originate. Although the distance is short, a Cab ride make set you back somewhere by RM50.  You can reach both of these places by bus in the same time but at an economical price at only RM10.

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A bus ride to the Top Indian restaurants to visit in Kuala Lumpur


For some, travelling to foreign locations comes with a very unique problem that is missing their favorite cuisine back home. Globalization and the mingling of several cultures in different countries has meant that you are never too far away from the food you love. And this is more so when in Malaysia that pays a rich tribute to Indian cuisine. So if you were missing some good ol’ butter chicken and naan, you will be stunned at the number of options available for you when you land in Malaysia.


All these restaurants are located in Kuala Lumpur that is a main transport hub when you wish to visit the other places in Malaysia. Just book your bus ticket online from www.redbus.my and hop on for a ride of a lifetime.


The Ganga Café: Satiate your Gujarati food cravings by dropping by at this homely café that serves a weekly Gujarati buffet that has become the talk of the town in Kuala Lumpur. The khandvi and dhokla, especially, are to die for.  It is one of the best go to restaurants when you are in Malaysia. The best part about this place is that most of the hotels supplies are sourced from their very own garden in the backyard.


Delhi Royale: A Moghul restaurant that will have you coming for more of that delectable North Indian cuisine. The food here is so good, you will even begin to love broccoli (one of my least favorite vegetables as a child) with their special tandoori broccoli preparation that is sumptuously prepared in a spicy cashew paste. This is one of the best places to visit if you are looking for some fine dining with friends and family. The interior of the restaurant is quite tacky and is flooded with golden lights. You get a red carpet feeling upon entering this place. It has been painted like a venue that is ready to host some of the top business men. The menu of the restaurant crams almost every food item in the north of India. The menu if a mix of Tikka varieties, Paneer, Soups, Dals, Tandoori Platters, Kababs, Koftas, Breads and Curries. Their signature dish is the Tandoori Broccoli which is basically broccolli marinated in a spice mix of Tandoori.  Make sure to try out the butter chicken.


Tiger Jit’s Capati: A must-visit place for Punjabi cuisine, it will convert another of your least favorite veggies, bitter gourd, into your favorite food ever with their signature stuffed bitter gourd dish.


Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju: Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju is a humble Indian eatery in Bangsar that’s popular for its reasonably-priced banana leaf rice. Standing out from the more upmarket restaurants along the Jalan Telawi stretch, this restaurant has an air-conditioned interior that’s furnished with comfortable chairs and tables, hanging artificial flowers and warm, yellow lighting. Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju’s banana leaf rice consists of piping hot white rice served with an assortment of three vegetables, pickles, curry dishes such as meen kari (fish curry), koli kari (chicken curry), dal (boiled lentils), as well as papadum.

 

 

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A bus ride to the top 2 hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A bus ride to the top 2 hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

 

The best-serviced apartments in Kuala Lumpur are set within the city’s most prominent districts, offering easy access to iconic attractions and shopping malls, as well as ample dining and nightlife options. Ideal homes away from home for families, business executives, and travelers on extended holiday, these accommodation options feature comfortable guestrooms alongside facilities such as built-in kitchens, in-room entertainment, fitness centers and swimming pools. Kuala Lumpur serviced apartments also offer room rates that are cheaper than most hotels within the city while efficient public transport makes it incredibly convenient for guests to explore destinations beyond Kuala Lumpur.

Traveling in Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from www.redbus.my

Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences
Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences offers a sweet home-away-from-home experience for world-weary business travellers and families on city holiday getaways. Ideally located for shopping, sightseeing and dining, the property’s 150 luxury serviced residences are divided into eclectic one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Ranging in size from 85sqm to 191sqm, the layout is spacious (with a fully-equipped kitchen, separate living room and dining area), while the decor is tasteful and trendy - befitting its five-star rating. Each unit stars the latest technology such as a flat screen TV with cable programming, 3D entertainment network, 3D Blu-ray DVD player, Wi-Fi, iPod docking station, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.

Ascott
Ascott Kuala Lumpur is everything we imagine a five-star establishment to be - elegant and classic in design, with a refined and relaxed atmosphere. It is known to feature some of the most luxurious apartments with free internet access. It is located right beside the Petronas Twin Towers and features several spa facilities. Not to forget a state of the art gymn and an outdoor pool. For the food lovers the hotel has the TUJO Restaurant which serves a variety of western and local cuisine. There are quite a few international dishes that also feature in their menu. During my stay here I figured out that the hotel is in the vicinity of some of the best places to hang out like the Surya KLCC Shopping mall, scores of reasonable restaurants and chic cafes. The accommodation was large and clean. There was absolutely no need to go out of the hotel as there was a convenient store located right in the lobby for the convenience of the guests.

Koi ponds, lots of greenery, mahogany tables, sleekly upholstered bucket armchairs and shelves holding rows of Ming-style vases give these serviced apartments a Zen-like feel. Location is everything here: set on Jalan Pinang, overlooking impressive Suria KLCC, it is an understatement to say the 30-storey hotel provides guests with easy access to KL landmarks. The PETRONAS Twin Towers is within arm’s reach, the KLCC LRT station is a two-minute walk away and the KL Convention Centre is positioned directly opposite the hotel.

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A Bus Ride from Melaka to Penang


A Bus Ride from Melaka to Penang