5 Days Impromptu Itinerary in Rainy Malaysia

self-guided solo trip to Kuala Lumpur, Genting, Penang and Malacca
November 19 to November 23, 2015

"Though a tree grow ever so high, the falling leaves return to the root" - Malay proverb

My 3rd visit to Malaysia (1st visit last Jan. 2011 and 2nd visit last May 2013), 45th solo backpacking trip, 27th in Asian continent, 56 countries visited so far and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. This trip is the 2nd part on my Final Get-away Trip as an OFW in Kuwait, entitled as Final Kuwait Get-Away; Solo Trip across Winter South Asia (Iran - Bangladesh - Nepal - Bhutan - Brunei).

This journey was my 2nd impromptu trip (following the Winter Armenia last Feb. 2013) wherein Bangladesh was the planned destination. Due to strict airline counter process and confirmation that Philippine Passport holders are not visa-on-arrival in Dhaka Airport, I immediately diverted the flight just to not waste the night.

Malaysia is a mix of the modern world and a developing nation. With its investment in the high technology industries and moderate oil wealth, it has become one of the richer nations in Southeast Asia. Malaysia, for most visitors, presents a happy mix: there is high-tech infrastructure and things generally work well and more or less on schedule, but prices remain more reasonable.
http://wikitravel.org/en/Malaysia

5 Days Impromptu Itinerary in Rainy Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur at night)

5 Days Impromptu Itinerary in Rainy Malaysia (KLIA entry/exit stamps)

5 Days Impromptu Itinerary in Rainy Malaysia (inside bus ride)

5 Days Impromptu Itinerary in Rainy Malaysia (bus ride tickets)


timezone - +0800H UTC;   capital - Kuala Lumpur;   language - Malay
currency - Ringgit (MYR) 1 USD = 4.3 MYR
visa - Filipinos are visa on arrival in Malaysia

Interesting Facts about Malaysia: 
1. Malaysia is the only country that includes territory both on the mainland of Southeast Asia and in the islands that stretch between the Asian continental mass and Oceania.
2. Borneo is the third largest island in the world, after Greenland and New Guinea. Three countries share the island: the Independent Sultanate of Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
3. The largest cave chamber in the world by area is the Sarawak Chamber in Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysia’s Sarawak. It is often claimed that the corridor of Deer Cave, could house five rows of eight Boeing 747 jetliners parked nose to tail.
4. Malaysia has 40,934 miles (65,877 km) of highway. This is more than Earth’s circumference of 24,901 miles (40,075 km).

5 Days Impromptu Itinerary in Rainy Malaysia (Genting Highlands)

5 Days Impromptu Itinerary in Rainy Malaysia (Genting Highlands)

5 Days Impromptu Itinerary in Rainy Malaysia (Penang)

5 Days Impromptu Itinerary in Rainy Malaysia (Penang)

5 Days Impromptu Itinerary in Rainy Malaysia (Malacca)

5 Days Impromptu Itinerary in Rainy Malaysia (Malacca)

Arriving from Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1; 
This was my first time arriving from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, they have separate passport control lane for ASEAN nationals. I was the first one to lined-up, asked questions like "how many days to stay?", "what is your purpose of visit?" and "can I see your onward ticket?". In less than 2 minutes the Immigration Officer handed-back my passport and let me in. 

Anyways, I divided this wonderful journey into different set of posts to be more specific on its content;

2 comments:

  1. Kumusta! I also visited Malaysia last year. I stayed in Penang for 4 days and enjoyed it so much, that I didn't need to go around KL anymore. Haha. Best regards.

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    1. nice, ako naman nag-day tour lang sa Penang kasi sobrang init tapos umulan

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