Malaysia sits between Singapore and Thailand, literally and on the scale of how easy it is to travel
It is a great place to visit if you plan on visiting adventure-filled places but still want to take travel with a relative ease.
It’s also hard not to miss it if you’re flying with AirAsia.
Highlights & lowlights from Detourista adventures in Malaysia.
Mamutik IslandMamutik Island in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Sarawak River FerryRiver Ferry in Sarawak, Malaysia
Overlooking Georgetown, PenangOverlooking Georgetown from Penang Hill in Penang, Malaysia
Kek Lok Si (Temple)Kek Lok Si (Buddhist temple) near Georgetown in Penang, Malaysia
Kek Lok Si (Temple) and Ayer ItamKek Lok Si (Temple) and Ayer Itam in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Dusk view of KL Skyline from Titiwangsa LakeDusk view of KL Skyline from Titiwangsa Lake, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur Old Parliament building at Merdeka SquareKuala Lumpur Old Parliament building at Merdeka Square, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cenang BeachCenang Beach in Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi Sky BridgeSky Bridge overlooking the forest and the Andaman Sea in Langkawi, Malaysia
Hanging Bridge in Pahang Taman NegaraHanging Bridge in Pahang Taman Negara (National Park), Malaysia
Christ Church in MelakaChrist Church at night in the Portuegese-colonial district of Melaka, Malaysia
A Famosa, MelakaA Famosa (Fortress) in Melaka, Malaysia
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
Putra Pink Mosque in PutrajayaPutra "Pink" Mosque under the sunset light in Putrajaya, Malaysia
Putrajaya at NightNight shot of Putrajaya, Malaysia
Legoland MalaysiaLegoland Malaysia in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Lego Replica of Famous Malaysian LandmarksLego Replica of Famous Malaysian Landmarks at Miniland, Legoland, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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How to go to Malaysia?
Kuala Lumpur is the main gateway to Peninsular Malaysia while Kota Kinabalu serves East Malaysia.
It’s possible to fly directly to several international airports across the country including Penang, Melaka, Johor Bahru-Senai, Subang & Kuching.
In addition, land and ferry connections are available from Singapore (via Johor Bahru), Indonesia (Kalimantan-East Malaysia) & Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan-Sabah).
From the Philippines,
Fly to Kuala Lumpur from Manila on AirAsia, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Malaysia Airlines. Travel time takes nearly 4 hours.
Direct flights to KL are also available from Clark, Cebu & Kalibo.
East Malaysia bound travelers can take a direct flight from Manila to Kota Kinabalu (2 hours).
How to find cheap flights to Malaysia?
The easy way is to search on airfare comparison sites that can show you the lowest fares on many airlines in one go.
Start your search on Momondo, Wego or Dohop.
How to book Malaysia promo fares?
Check Malaysia promo alerts several weeks or months ahead of your trip if you are planning your trip early. The cheapest promos are sold up to a year in advance of the travel/flight departure date & are often only available if you book directly with the airline.
Where should I book a hotel/hostel?
Go to Agoda, Booking.com & Tripadvisor to check room rates & discounts. Book as soon as you have finalized your travel dates because hotel/hostel prices rarely go down the closer you are on your trip. Make sure to filter your search based on your budget and sort the results by guest review rating.
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20% OFF Legoland Malaysia Admission Ticket
9% OFF Kuala Lumpur Airport to City Center Train Transfer (KLIA Ekspres Airport Express)
8% OFF Malaysia 4G Unli Internet/Data Pocket Wifi
12% OFF Sunway Lagoon Kuala Lumpur Admission Ticket
11% OFF Kuala Lumpur-Genting Highlands Day Trip
8% OFF Kuala Lumpur Culture and Heritage
6% OFF Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya and Agriculture Heritage Park Tour
4% OFF Kuala Lumpur-Historical Malacca Tour with Lunch
4% OFF Kuala Lumpur-Cameron Highlands Day Tour
4% OFF Penang Hill and Temple Sightseeing
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