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Malaysia – Truly Asia!!

Petronas Tower

The Best Thing about Memories is making them.

As I was going through the folders on my laptop, I stumbled upon photos of our Malaysia Trip which we took almost two years back. It was one of the best trips…a much-deserved break and a stress buster.

We visited the beautiful island of Langkawi, the magnificent city of Kuala Lumpur and Genting Highlands. Each place is unique and created beautiful memories.

Langkawi is truly a tropical paradise. We had stayed in the stunning ‘Berjaya Langkawi Resort’.  They offer rainforest chalets as well as sea view chalets – both offering beautiful views. One tip that I would like to share is – if you ever go to such hotels/ resorts offering completely different views, you can consider splitting your time between them. That way you can get best of both the worlds.

Langkawi

Eagle Square-Langkawi
Eagle Square

Apart from all the touristy stuff, we also rented a scooter for a day, took a map and practically roamed the entire island the whole day! That was the highlight of our stay. It was an impromptu decision since we had kept a day off and decided to just go for it. From climbing steep steps to reach a beautiful waterfall to going on beaches as well as visiting the top most point of Langkawi… we had the time of our life!

Langkawi pic

langkawi pic1

Our next stop was the city of Kuala Lumpur… a beautiful city with friendly people. One thing to keep in mind about Malaysia is its unexpected weather. It can start raining any minute while the next second it can be crystal clear. Carrying a small umbrella would be a good option.

PetronasTower-MalaysiaMalaysia is famous for the beautiful Petronas towers and oh how magnificent are they! These twin towers should be seen both in daylight as well as during the evening. Luckily for us, our hotel was very close to the towers and the bonus perk was that our room had a direct view of them!

petronas tower

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The last destination was Genting Highlands. Since it’s nestled on a mountain, it has really pleasant and cool weather. In the mornings, you can see the clouds right in front of you as you can see below –

genting-malaysia

Genting has a splendid indoor as well as an outdoor theme park. I’m a kid at heart..so obviously I wanted to go there. The hubby? Not a fan of them. You can only imagine the hard time I had in convincing him to join me in the rides.. 😀 We also went in the famous Skyway – a cable car ride between the scenic mountains. I highly recommend it if you ever go there.

skyway-genting

Apart from the gorgeous locations, the one thing that I truly enjoyed is the food! I love exploring different cuisines and Malay food is one of the yummiest! I had my fill of Satay over there along with a lot of other dishes including some local street food as well!

Language is not much of a barrier and it is pretty easy to get around places. If you ask me, I liked Langkawi more than the other two places for its beauty. It’s a great place to unwind and it felt like staying right in the middle of a rainforest while still being super close to the beach. Thank you Malaysia for all the memories!

This post is linked on the Monday Escapes linky party on the lovely sites – Packing My Suitcase and Slightly Astray

XOXO

Smiling Notes

68 Comments

  • Movin' it with Michelle

    September 10, 2015

    Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing! And that food….it looks amazing!!!

    • Smiling Notes

      September 10, 2015

      Thank you so much for checking out my post..yes the food there was too delicious!!

  • Sunshinebright

    September 10, 2015

    Thank you for this wonderful trip to Malaysia. My travels are finished, and I didn’t get to that place. Indonesia and Thailand was the closest I got. Appreciate your great photos.

    • Smiling Notes

      September 10, 2015

      I have been to Thailand many years ago but not Indonesia..it must be wonderful right? Thank you so much for checking out my post.

      • Sunshinebright

        September 10, 2015

        You’re welcome. Indonesia of course, was very wet, and damp – mostly jungle. Roads along active volcanoes spewing smoke constantly; narrow roads cut into jungle mountains, small villages with real thatched houses made of bamboo, of course. Very backward people out of the cities. Bali was not much more commercialized than the villages, surprisingly. Don’t know how it is now – I was there in 2001. Since that time, there were political upheavals.

        • Smiling Notes

          September 10, 2015

          Wow..it sounds interesting! Thank you so much for the wonderful description..really appreciate it 🙂

  • Freda @ Aromatic essence

    September 10, 2015

    stunning pictures! and now you reminded me of satay :p

    • Smiling Notes

      September 10, 2015

      Thank you Freda and yes..your satay recipe has been safely bookmarked by me haha😉👍

  • annascuisine

    September 10, 2015

    Ooh, you are so blessed to have traveled and get to see the Petronas towers personally. The Genting Highlands is beautiful. It reminds me of of a place in Baguio, Philippines called Sagada. It’s also nestled in the mountain and you could see the clouds and sunset right in front of you. Awesome place! Thanks for sharing this post. <3 it!

  • Sabiscuit

    September 10, 2015

    I love the Petronas towers, inside and out. x

    • Smiling Notes

      September 11, 2015

      Yup..they are indeed wonderful and majestic 😊thank you for checking out my post.

  • ArasBacho

    September 11, 2015

    Wow *-* your home ?

    • Smiling Notes

      September 11, 2015

      Haha no but I wish lol. We had gone to Malaysia for a short vacation.

      • ArasBacho

        September 11, 2015

        Not bad! Malaysia is a beautiful country. Ok, we see two every Country like US and Dubai beautiful country. So every country is like his art beautiful. I wish i can be one day in my life there

        • Smiling Notes

          September 11, 2015

          Yes very well said…every country is beautiful! 🙂

  • Lifestylebites3

    September 11, 2015

    Absolutely I love this tropical paradise and the pictures are so gorgeous too.

    • Smiling Notes

      September 11, 2015

      Thank you so much..it’s indeed a beautiful and serene place 🙂

  • Himali Shah

    September 11, 2015

    Super awesome pictures my dear 😇😍

    • Smiling Notes

      September 11, 2015

      Glad you liked them Himali 🙂

  • pearly

    September 11, 2015

    Wow! Thank you for sharing!
    Reminds me of my Malaysia trip 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      September 11, 2015

      Thank you so much for visiting 😊 glad you liked it.

  • Jeann MacPherson

    September 12, 2015

    Gosh! I miss that plate of Nasi Lemak and Satay so much!!!

    • Smiling Notes

      September 12, 2015

      Oh me too..I wish I could have it right now!! Thank you for visiting my blog 😊

      • Jeann MacPherson

        September 12, 2015

        No mention! you are welcome! thank you for visiting me whahahaha! I want Nasi Lemak right now …

        • Smiling Notes

          September 12, 2015

          Always a pleasure to visit your wonderful blog..and by the way, I had forgotten the name – ‘Nasi Lemak’..thank you for reminding 😀

          • Jeann MacPherson

            September 12, 2015

            anytime!!! maybe next time we can have it together whahahahaha!

          • Smiling Notes

            September 12, 2015

            Hahha sure..I’m up for it lol 😀

  • mariawanders

    September 15, 2015

    I love Penang and Langkawi Malaysia. I wish I can go back there. Soon. Feltt like I left a part of myself there. Beyond the places it is also the friends or company that you treasure the most in every visit. God bless on all your travels. Excited to travel again soon.

  • Smiling Notes

    September 15, 2015

    Well said..yes the friends or the company matters when we travel…it creates memories in our hearts forever! Glad to be connected with you 🙂

  • Rhonda Sittig

    September 16, 2015

    Beautiful post– our son-in-law’s family is from Malaysia so it was fun to imagine traveling there– so much more sophisticated and exotic than I’d imagined. thanks.

    • Smiling Notes

      September 16, 2015

      Thank you so much for your sweet words of appreciation 😃really made me happy!

  • nimi naren

    September 20, 2015

    Yes it is a great place

  • dray0308

    September 25, 2015

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    Introducing Smiling Notes!

    • Smiling Notes

      September 26, 2015

      Thank you so much!! You are the best ☺️

      • dray0308

        September 26, 2015

        my pleasure!

  • Michelle Rose Ferreira

    September 25, 2015

    Beautiful photos and great memories. Malaysia has been on my bucket list for years. Thanks for the helpful info.

    • Smiling Notes

      September 25, 2015

      Glad you liked the post…happy to be connected with you 😊

  • Debbie L

    October 9, 2015

    I’ve reblogged to one of my sites. I’ve traveled to a number of countries. I can’t begin to to post like this! But some who follow this blog would love to read posts like this one!

    • Smiling Notes

      October 9, 2015

      Thank you so much for your sweet words 😊 Made my day!!

  • Debbie L

    October 9, 2015

    Reblogged this on Real life…. and commented:
    While I’ve never been to Malaysia, I’ve been close-and I have a few colleague friends there. From my blog poll, readers are interested in international travel. This is a beautiful post about a beautiful country!

    • Smiling Notes

      October 9, 2015

      Thanks a lot for the reblog!!! 😊

      • Debbie L

        October 10, 2015

        Hehehe! Love it!

  • anroworld

    October 10, 2015

    I have never been in that part of the world, however, always wanted. And now your wonderful post made me want it even more! A really fantastic country with beautiful culture and nature! Adorable…you gave me a chance to see it!

    • Smiling Notes

      October 10, 2015

      I’m glad my post could bring you a picture of a country which you have not visited before 😊

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  • Kat

    January 19, 2016

    Hi, glad that you enjoyed Malaysia! I live in KL and Langkawi is one of my favourite islands too 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      January 19, 2016

      Wow that is so cool! I wish to visit Malaysia once again! 🙂

      • Kat

        January 20, 2016

        If you get to visit Malaysia again, do visit Malacca, Penang and perhaps the East Coast islands (the islands are closed from Nov-Feb due to monsoon).

        • Smiling Notes

          January 20, 2016

          Oh that’s good to know.. Definitely gonna put it on my bucket list 😊 thank you so much!

  • Anna | slightly astray

    January 20, 2016

    I’m in Kuala Lumpur right now! It’s really growing on me, and I like it a lot! And yes, the food is soooo good! I’m not planning on going to the other two places, but I will definitely keep it in mind for return trips! 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      January 22, 2016

      Oh enjoy your time Anna..! And thanks for checking out my blog 🙂

  • Bumble Bee Mum

    January 20, 2016

    I’m from Singapore and there’s an urban legend going among us that Genting Highlands is haunted.. No harm telling you now that you’re back. :p I also prefer the islands of Malaysia to the cities. The only reason I go to the cities is for food. #TravelTuesday

    • Smiling Notes

      January 20, 2016

      Omg Hahhaa really? Glad I didn’t know it before I went there lol 😜 ya the islands are great for relaxing! I wish to visit Singapore.. I had been there as a kid and I hardly remember anything.

  • Packing my Suitcase

    January 27, 2016

    What a beautiful place! I would love to visit Malaysia someday. The Petronas Towers are indeed stunning, I hope to go there on day of Formula 1 Grand Prix 😀 Ohh and the food! Thank you for sharing your adventure with us over at #MondayEscapes.

    • Smiling Notes

      January 27, 2016

      I’m so glad you liked it.. Ooh and I would love to go there again someday for Formula 1 Grand Prix too.. It will be a dream come true! Thank you for giving the opportunity to share on #MondayEscapes 😊🙏🏼

  • Sharon Beauty Prime

    February 24, 2016

    Now you reminded me of the nasi lemak and satay. Amazing pictures of the twin tower and agree with you on the unpredictable weather. But most of the time it was humid and hot there.I love the food and the beaches. Langkawi is great for their duty free stuff and water activities. Thanks for sharing your adventure to Malaysia. I really enjoy reading your post.

    • Smiling Notes

      February 24, 2016

      Aww now even I am craving for some of that delicious food! Yes Langkawi is truly a tropical paradise! I’m so glad you liked my post honey 😘

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  • Singledust

    May 14, 2016

    Beautiful post. seeing my home country though your eyes is so refreshing. if you ever come by this way again do give me a beep and i will gladly take you to some places. i have traveled all the states as well as to East Malaysia on the Borneo island and always marvel at the diversity. Love visiting your lovely words!

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