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Spooky travels this Halloween month

This October, why not experience the “darker” side of Malaysia in celebration of the Halloween month? Here’s a compilation of possible things to do and places to visit to get into the mood of the season. While some are fun and entertaining for the whole family, others are strictly for adults who can brave the thrills!

Fun runs: Those who want to get their feet moving can join several fun runs being organised this entire month all over the country. Most have a Halloween theme, so come dressed in your spookiest outfits and put on some fangs for a jolly good time.

  • Boo Night Run at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) on 28 Oct. Enjoy a cool 5 km night run in this huge park with some ghostly (but friendly) characters to motivate you along the way. Website: http://bigshowasia.com/
  • Halloween Fun Run in Kota Kinabalu on 28 Oct. Run along the coastal highway of Likas Bay and don’t forget to put on some ghostly make-up to scare your competitors away! Website: https://www.facebook.com/halloweenrunkk/
  • Zombie Urban Run at Metropolitan Square, Kepong, on 28 Oct. This morning run over a distance of 4 km will take participants around the picturesque park and lake. Website: https://www.facebook.com/fanatic4event2u/

 

Theme parks: Malaysia’s theme parks are putting on some serious fangs to frighten the daylights out of visitors.

  • Over at Sunway Lagoon, the “Nights of Frights,” now in its 5th year of celebration, is only for the brave (seriously, only those 12 and above are allowed in). Get ready to feel the fear as you explore their eight haunted houses, five scare zones, 11 thrill rides and four stage shows. Website: sunwaylagoon.com/nof5.
  • For kid-friendly Halloween celebrations, head on over to Legoland where they’re putting together some new shows this October. Catch the Brick-Most-FearShow, where Mr. Lord Vampire, The Green Witch and Frankenstein will share how they brought Frankenstein back to life! Expect lots of friendly Halloween characters doing a dance routine throughout the park, too, and join in the Brick-Ka-Boo parade. Website: legoland.com.my.
  • Another family-friendly Halloween treat is in store over at Perak’s Lost World of Tambun. Dare you enter the Spooky Halloween House of Dolls with its nightly show of “Dolls Alive” where cute and cuddly toys come “alive”? If not, just stick to the usual trick or treating around the park and collect various candies and goodies. Website: https://sunwaylostworldoftambun.com

Night tours: After you’re done exploring Malaysia by day, why not experience Malaysia by night? Night tours of some of Malaysia’s popular tourist attractions will shed new light on your appreciation of what they offer.

  • The Penang War Museum has been listed as one of Asia’s top 10 haunted sites by the National Geographic Channel. If it gives you the creeps in the day time, imagine the goosebumps you’ll get in this two-hour guided tour. Explore this old British defence fortress built in the 1930s, which later served as a prisoner of war camp after the Japanese invasion in 1941, and learn the historical facts along the way. Website: facebook.com/PenangWarMuseum/
  • For many years Kellie’s Castle, located in Batu Gajah, Perak, was left in ruins before it was turned into a tourist attraction. Today, after some sprucing up, visitors can learn all about the gift that Scottish planter William Kellie Smith gave his wife in the early 1900s. Numerous tragedies and bad luck struck the family and delayed the construction of the mansion, but all these tales will be revealed as visitors explore the corridors, halls and dungeons of Kellie’s Castle after sunset. Website: https://www.facebook.com/kelliescastleofficial/

On a lighter note, get to know your ghosts and ghouls at the Penang Ghost Museum in a fun and interactive way. Horror enthusiasts will love comparing Western and Asian ghosts here such as the Dracula, mummy, Orang Minyak (literally means oily man in Malay), pontianak (female vampire), Tuyul (known as Toyol), Pocong (a living corpse in a burial shroud), Chinese vampires (jiangshi), and Onryo (a Japanese spirit). Website: https://www.facebook.com/ghostmuseumpenang57/

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GEORGE TOWN FOR FREE!

George Town, Penang’s state capital, has been known as a historically and culturally rich destination in Malaysia. And the good news is that visitors to the island state can have access to this wealth of experience for free! You just have to know where to look, and we’ve got just the tips for you.

Rainforest walk

The Taman Rimba Nature Walk is a great way to explore the variety of flora and fauna and trails leading deep into the jungle to experience the wonders of nature. Penang’s Taman Rimba is part of the greater Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve, bordering the lowland dipterocarp virgin forest reserve. This breezy Sunday morning walk takes place on the last Sunday of the month, and it’s totally free!

Time: 9.00 am-10.00 am
Date: Last Sunday of each month
Venue: Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang
Contact: +6012-4276251 or [email protected]

 

Walking among the dead

Learn about Penang’s colourful past with a tour of the serene Protestant Cemetery grounds near Upper Penang Road where some of the island’s key leaders have been laid to rest. The 45-minute afternoon tour takes participants to see the tombstones of Francis Light, his best friend and business partner, James Scott, and other notable figures who shaped the course of Penang’s history. Be sure to dress in covered clothes and use mosquito repellant.

Last Sunday of the month, 2 pm – 2:45 pm at the Protestant Cemetery
Tel: 604 264 2631

 

Car-free Sundays

Every Sunday, a section of George Town’s World Heritage Core Zone goes car-free from 7 am to 1 pm. The “Occupy Beach Street” event takes over during these hours to provide family-friendly cultural, arts and heritage activities and entertainment such as historic building tours, street soccer, live music and food samplings. Cycle (bikes are available for rent), scoot or walk along Beach, Church and Bishop streets where many of Penang’s beautiful mansions, buildings and shop houses remain along the waterfront, perfect for admiring the island’s best architectural works – an eclectic mix of Southern Chinese, Early Straits, Art Deco and Early Modern styles.

Every Sunday, 7 am – 1 pm
Beach, Bishop and Church Streets
Tel: 017-420 7942
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Occupy Beach Street

 

George Town by Night

The guided Night Walking Tours introduce the town’s architectural and cultural wonders during the quieter moments of the evening. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is just as photogenic at night as it is in the daytime. The walking tours consist of different themes to suit your interest and will offer visitors a unique experience of Penang’s capital city by foot.

Date: Last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Meeting Point: Main entrance of The Whiteaways Arcade
Free – prior registration required, for more information or register, please contact 012-4276251 or [email protected]


Water village tour

Stroll down the Clan Jetties situated along Weld Quay to see the old Chinese settlements along the waterfront. Over the years, the Chinese immigrants who made their living as fishermen had built their village seawards from Weld Quay and now their homes, literally on stilts, juxtapose neatly against modern-day Penang. This quiet Chinese water village gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of the old generation, and how they have come to adapt to a new Penang. Small cafes, food stalls and souvenir shops operate along the narrow village boardwalk.

Note: Though there are several clan jetties, the most popular and well-organised one for tourists to visit is the Chew Jetty.

Address:      59A, Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, 10300, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Email: [email protected]
Mobile contacts:
Chew Siew Pheng +6013-4381217
Chew Lay Pheng +6016-4020411
Chew Yong  Seng +6016-4561884
Website: mychewjetty.com

 

George Town Festival

Don’t miss the electric George Town Festival (GTF), a yearly celebration of Penang’s rich culture and heritage held some time in the third quarter of the year. This month-long celebration turns entire streets of Penang and iconic landmarks on the island into one huge outdoor stage. Expect art shows, theatre, music performances, talks and more. While some shows are ticketed, there are plenty made free to the public.

Annually in July, August or September
Various venues
Website: georgetownfestival.com

Note: The state’s tourism board, Penang Global Tourism (Tel: 604 264 3456), runs many free programmes – as well as others with nominal ticket fees — for the public on the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each month. It’s best to call ahead and reserve a place for any of the tours you intend to take. Contact the Penang Global Tourism Information Centre at 604 263 1166 for more details.

Useful websites:
mypenang.gov.my
visitpenang.gov.my
tourismpenang.net.my

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BuBu Villa, Perhentian Island: Entrapped… in Paradise

Our exclusive complex of 18 villas is ideally located towards the southern end of Long Beach on Pulau Perhentian Kecil – the best beach in the Perhentian Islands, and arguably in all of Malaysia. At BuBu Villa you are within easy reach not just of the golden sands and clear blue waters of Long Beach, but also of a range of restaurants, bars, dive centres and more.

BuBu Villas offers an oasis of peace and relaxation. Enter our secluded complex from the beach, and you are in your own private world – something other hotels in Perhentian cannot match. Sit in your own private walled front garden and relax or play games with the family. Enjoy a café latte, cocktail, snack or meal in our Italian-themed restaurant, the World Café. Venture out again to take advantage of our dedicated sunbeds and straw parasols, or to splash or swim in the nearby clear blue waters. Lively or relaxed, or a mixture of both – the choice is yours.

All our villas have their own independently controllable ACs and en suite bathrooms. Twin Villas and Family Villas can accommodate up to four people (one double and two single beds), while our Beach Villas and Garden Villas are ideal for couples.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

By Air

Nearest airport is the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Kota Bharu. Car transfer from the airport to Kuala Besut Jetty would take approximately 45 minutes.

By Land

Guests arriving at the Kuala Besut Jetty will be transferred to the Resort by speed boat. Distances and travel time estimates from major locations:

  • Kuala Lumpur: 460km, 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Penang: 356km, 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Taman Negara: 488km, 6 hours
  • Cameron Highlands: 308km, 5 hours
  • Singapore: 672km, 8 hours 30 minutes

 

By Sea

Journey time from Kuala Besut Jetty to the Resort is approximately 30 minutes

 

ACCOMMODATION

  • 4 Beach Villas, 70 square meters Villa Facilities – Air Conditioning Ceiling Fan, Bathrobes
  • 10 Garden Villas, 60 square meters Bathroom Amenities, Hair Dryer, Bath Towels
  • 2 Family Villas, 90 square meters Hot Water Shower, In-room Electronic Deposit Safe Box
  • 2 Twin Villas, 90 square meters

 

 

FACILITIES AND SERVICES

  • Airport Transfer
  • Speed Boat Transfer
  • Water Taxi Service
  • Massage
  • Sun Lounger
  • Beach Terrace
  • Baby Cot (upon request, check with reception)
  • Laundry Services (upon request, check with reception)
  • Kuala Besut Jetty Meet Greet Services
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet (in selected areas)

 

DINING

The World Café Its attractive circular roof and al fresco design, is the dedicated restaurant for BuBu Villa. Situated at the entrance to our exclusive secluded villa complex, the World Café has an enviable location looking right onto the powdery white sand of Long Beach.

The World Café’s a la carte menu is distinctively Italian – hardly surprising, since we have a genuine Italian chef. At the same time, it draws on Asian and other international influences to produce a varied menu that will satisfy any discerning palate.

Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Seats a maximum of 100 persons.

 

RECREATION FACILITIES

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Canoeing
  • Island Hopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Sunset Cruise/ Round Island Cruise
  • Fishing Trip
  • Hybrid Station Trail/ Jungle Trekking
  • Beach Wedding Ceremony/ Event
  • Diving (by appointment)

 

 

 

INFORMATION

BuBu Resort Sdn. Bhd. (Company No: 536204-P)

Kuala Lumpur Sales Office:

G-1, Ground Floor, Wisma SPS, No. 32 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: +603-2142 6688

Fax: +603-2141 0080

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.buburesort.com

 

BuBu Villa

Long Beach, Perhentian Island, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Tel: +6016-260 3548

 

* All image credit to www.buburesort.com

BuBu Villa, Perhentian Island: Entrapped… in Paradise

Our exclusive complex of 18 villas is ideally located towards the southern end of Long Beach on Pulau Perhentian Kecil – the best beach in the Perhentian Islands, and arguably in all of Malaysia. At BuBu Villa you are within easy reach not just of the golden sands and clear blue waters of Long Beach, but also of a range of restaurants, bars, dive centres and more.

BuBu Villas offers an oasis of peace and relaxation. Enter our secluded complex from the beach, and you are in your own private world – something other hotels in Perhentian cannot match. Sit in your own private walled front garden and relax or play games with the family. Enjoy a café latte, cocktail, snack or meal in our Italian-themed restaurant, the World Café. Venture out again to take advantage of our dedicated sunbeds and straw parasols, or to splash or swim in the nearby clear blue waters. Lively or relaxed, or a mixture of both – the choice is yours.

All our villas have their own independently controllable ACs and en suite bathrooms. Twin Villas and Family Villas can accommodate up to four people (one double and two single beds), while our Beach Villas and Garden Villas are ideal for couples.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

By Air

Nearest airport is the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Kota Bharu. Car transfer from the airport to Kuala Besut Jetty would take approximately 45 minutes.

By Land

Guests arriving at the Kuala Besut Jetty will be transferred to the Resort by speed boat. Distances and travel time estimates from major locations:

  • Kuala Lumpur: 460km, 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Penang: 356km, 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Taman Negara: 488km, 6 hours
  • Cameron Highlands: 308km, 5 hours
  • Singapore: 672km, 8 hours 30 minutes

 

By Sea

Journey time from Kuala Besut Jetty to the Resort is approximately 30 minutes

 

ACCOMMODATION

  • 4 Beach Villas, 70 square meters Villa Facilities – Air Conditioning Ceiling Fan, Bathrobes
  • 10 Garden Villas, 60 square meters Bathroom Amenities, Hair Dryer, Bath Towels
  • 2 Family Villas, 90 square meters Hot Water Shower, In-room Electronic Deposit Safe Box
  • 2 Twin Villas, 90 square meters

 

 

FACILITIES AND SERVICES

  • Airport Transfer
  • Speed Boat Transfer
  • Water Taxi Service
  • Massage
  • Sun Lounger
  • Beach Terrace
  • Baby Cot (upon request, check with reception)
  • Laundry Services (upon request, check with reception)
  • Kuala Besut Jetty Meet Greet Services
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet (in selected areas)

 

DINING

The World Café Its attractive circular roof and al fresco design, is the dedicated restaurant for BuBu Villa. Situated at the entrance to our exclusive secluded villa complex, the World Café has an enviable location looking right onto the powdery white sand of Long Beach.

The World Café’s a la carte menu is distinctively Italian – hardly surprising, since we have a genuine Italian chef. At the same time, it draws on Asian and other international influences to produce a varied menu that will satisfy any discerning palate.

Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Seats a maximum of 100 persons.

 

RECREATION FACILITIES

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Canoeing
  • Island Hopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Sunset Cruise/ Round Island Cruise
  • Fishing Trip
  • Hybrid Station Trail/ Jungle Trekking
  • Beach Wedding Ceremony/ Event
  • Diving (by appointment)

 

 

 

INFORMATION

BuBu Resort Sdn. Bhd. (Company No: 536204-P)

Kuala Lumpur Sales Office:

G-1, Ground Floor, Wisma SPS, No. 32 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: +603-2142 6688

Fax: +603-2141 0080

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.buburesort.com

 

BuBu Villa

Long Beach, Perhentian Island, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Tel: +6016-260 3548

 

* All image credit to www.buburesort.com

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A Multitude of Fun in One Amazing Destination

Step inside and you’ll discover a magical kingdom of pure fun and excitement. Experience the wonders of over 90 rides and attractions spread across Water Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Wildlife Park, Scream Park and the first Nickelodeon-themed attraction in Asia, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.

True to its ‘Asia’s Best Attraction’ fame, Sunway Lagoon is also home to the Malaysia’s First Waterplexx 5D and also Malaysia’s Largest Water Ride – Vuvuzela. Other worthy attractions include the Malaysia’s Largest Surf Wave Pool, Malaysia’s First Interactive Zoo, Malaysia’s First Bungy Jump, Lynton V Harris’ Scream Park – a live interactive ‘scare’ attraction and one of the Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridges in Malaysia.

   

  

Being the region’s hottest concert and events venue, Sunway Lagoon has hosted some of the biggest international lifestyle, music, and sporting events including MTV World Stage (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 2015) Quiksilver Revolution Tour (2006 2008). The Amphitheatre @ Sunway Lagoon is also quickly gaining reputation for West End Productions with the staging of Peter Pan the Musical (2010), Magical Musicals (2011), Aladdin the Musical (2011), London the Summer Musical (2012), Beauty and the Beast (2012) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the Musical (2013). In 2014, Sunway Lagoon brought in an award-winning show with a “Cirque” concept entitled “LumiAir – A Cirque Sensation” and the most recent in 2015, a magical show entitled “Trickstars” that captivated many families’ hearts.

  

Not only is Sunway Lagoon your one-stop fun destination, it is also a multiple award-winning attraction. Having been named ‘Asia’s Best Attraction’ by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) from 2007-2010, Sunway Lagoon was also the winner of the inaugural ‘Asia ’s Best Waterpark 2011’ by IAAPA. In addition to that, Sunway Lagoon was the winner of ‘Best Man-Made Tourist Attraction 2005/2006’ awarded by Tourism Malaysia, 4th Best Water Theme Park in Asia by TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice 2015, Silver Award for the Entertainment Category at the Putra Brand Award 2015 and ‘Best Theme Park’ for the Going Places Readers’ Choice Awards 2015.

  

Sunway Lagoon is truly one of a kind. It is a unique land of play and leisure that spans over 88 acres, giving it the capability to host events of any size. From 70 to a staggering crowd of 70,000 if need be. Visitors could stay at the 1,234 rooms at Sunway Resort Hotel Spa; or shop at the grand Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, all within the Sunway Resort City (SRC).

  

All these excitements are just within 30 minutes reach from Kuala Lumpur city centre and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), easily accessed through a network of expressways – the Federal Highway, Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP), New Pantai Expressway (NPE) and the KESAS Highway.

Sunway Lagoon is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Admission is priced at RM150 for adults and RM120 for children for entry to the park.

For more information on Sunway Lagoon please visit https://sunwaylagoon.com/

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