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Lazy Days in Malaysia

petronas-twin-towersIt is an undeniable fact that there is always so much to do and so many places to see in Malaysia. BUT, travelling around in Malaysia need not just be about going around different places and coming back to your hotel room exhausted. We have collected 10 ways to enjoy the best of Malaysia by hardly moving your finger.


10. Parks

bako-national-parkVisiting parks can be adventurous or relaxing. There are many National Parks you can visit in Malaysia for some adventure (if you want). We recommend: Endau Rompin National Park, Bako National Park, Krau Wildlife Reserve and Penang National Park. The other park that you ought to visit is the Legoland. Okay, it does take lot of time and energy to do so but you can always find a corner in Legoland where you can just dream away. Talking about dreams, the best way to live it is to visit Kuala Lumpur’s Butterfly Park. A romantic day out or spend the day admiring the colorful butterflies, it’s the best way to have a guilt free lazy day.

9. Shopping

shopping-kuala-lumpurOur article “Shopping malls in Malaysia” gives you detailed information about the endless shopping possibilities in Malaysia. Why did “shopping” make this list? This is especially for travelers who love shopping and do not consider it as a physical activity that leads to exhaustion.



8. Hawker Food

One of the many reasons we travel is to taste the local cuisines. If you are feeling too lazy to visit the restaurant that serves the best Malay food, then walk around a bit and you are bound to come across some hawker food stalls. They do serve some really tasty Malay food. In Penang, you come across one every other corner.

7. Open air and living history places

sarawak-cultural-villageGroup tours can get really hectic. The need to wake up early and follow someone else’s schedule takes lot of time and concentration. In Malaysia, you are bound to sight historic places where you can learn a lot about Malaysian art and history without spending the whole day at a museum. The Petronas Tower is hard to miss if you are in Kuala Lumpur. We also recommend: Sarawak Cultural Village. Sarawak which is also known as “The land of the Hornbills” is the largest state in Malaysia, where you can find remnants of colonial architectures. You can also enjoy fascinating cultural showcase at Sarawak Cultural Village. The other cool place to enjoy history without travelling much is Japanese Village. You can witness Japanese craftsmanship and very detailed Japanese architecture outside Japan. The next must visit place is the Taman Tamadun Islam (TTI) or Islamic Civilization Park which gives you an insight of Islamic culture and tradition.

6. Cruise

Booking train tickets, taxis, checking maps for directions, blindly trusting GPS: If you want to avoid all this, then cruise is just perfect for you. Be pampered and wake up in a whole new place. Cruise ships have everything you can think of: amazing restaurants, bars, fitness centers, discotheques, live music and so on. You can also take short cruise in Malaysia. Putrajaya cruise takes you around Putrajaya lake where you can sight Putrajaya mosque, bridge and other government administrative buildings. The highly recommended cruise is star cruise which takes you to neighboring countries like Thailand and Indonesia.

5. Order in

delicious-foodToo lazy to even move an inch away from your bed? You can call for room service, but you can extend your options. How so? Just order in. Open your laptop, Google “best restaurant near me” or “what to eat for breakfast” etc. and call that restaurant. Malaysia has lots of international chains from where you can order: Papa Johns, Dominos, Starbucks to name a few. Other online food delivery site includes: Foodpanda.



4. Spa

Be lazy and feel relaxed. Malaysia has numerous spas and healing centers where you can be pampered with delicious fragrance of scented candles and oils.

3. Spiritual

Spend some time at mosque, church, monastery or a temple. You don’t have to do much but enjoy the serenity it offers. The popular spiritual destinations in Malaysia are: Sultan Abu Bakar state Mosque, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist temple, Jamek Mosque, St. George’s Church and lots more.

2. Beach Resorts Books

This is probably one of the best ways to relax and enjoy Malaysia. You can soak up the sun on beaches at Langkawi Island or Perhentian Island, sip your favorite cocktail and sail on your dreamboat. The beach resorts have some amazing restaurants where you can taste Malaysian food or any other continental cuisines. The staff at these resorts is very helpful and will make sure you get pampered to the fullest. Another highly recommended and a personal favorite of many people is to read a good book at the beach. Buy books or if they are too heavy to carry around, Amazon Kindle will be just as perfect.

1. Selfies

selfiesSelfies – highly recommended and something to keep you busy the whole day. Take selfies from different angles at every place you visit. Believe it or not, in Malaysia, no one will give you strange looks for taking selfies. In fact some might even ask you if they can join you. Oh don’t forget to post it on Instagram .



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Sending email while traveling

You might be reading this post from some exotic location, or simply in a cafe around the corner from where you live. We travel a lot, and often to remote areas where we are happy to be able to connect to a free WIFI signal to check up on our emails and other stuff that has happened those days.

We often get emails during our travels and sometimes it is quite important to be able to reply instantly. Though you can of course always use a web based mail program like Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail, some want to be able to send emails from their personal mail accounts instead.

Let’s say you have a company website, or a blog, or a webshop. In those cases you want to be able to send out emails from the corresponding email addresses. In our case we want to send out a reply via [email protected] instead of via our personal gmail or hotmail accounts. Your own ISP does not allow you to send out emails when you are not connected to their network. When you are traveling you connect to many networks and often those networks do not support sending email via their smtp server.

Luckily there are a few companies that offer an SMTP server to use ‘on the go’. This means that where ever you are, you can always connect to their smtp server, and send out emails on your own behalf without having to resort to free mail services.


The company we had heard of the most is We started with their $5 plan ourselves after reading numerous positive reviews and after reading their website thoroughly. Their service works like a charm. There hasn’t been a place yet where I wasn’t able to send out my emails. Nowadays, I am even using it at home, as I am on the road quite often and here the service comes in handy too. They offer a 2 minute setup guide, which makes is very easy to implement their smtp details into your email programs. You can use it on your smartphone, your tablet, your laptop, as long as you are able to connect to the internet provided at the place you are at during your travels.

If you are traveling a lot and are looking for a dedicated mail server, do check out SMTP2GO. They even have a free plan where you can send 20 emails per day; a great way to get to know this wonderful service.

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Airport taxi from KLIA to KLCC

When you arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) you have a few options to get to Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC). The popular KLIA Express takes you to KL Sentral (Kuala Lumpur central train station) in 28 minutes. From KLIA it is quite easy to catch the KLIA Express train, but once arrived at KL Sentral you have to walk to the taxi counter and get a (fixed price) taxi to KLCC. Some travelers may find this to be a bit of a hassle, and opt for the more direct solution; the airport taxi from KLIA to KLCC.

Airport Limo is the taxi service that operates from KLIA (Arrival Level). The big Airport Limo taxi counter is easily recognizable.

Airport limo taxi service KLIA

There are 4 types of services. Below are the quotations for each type of services from KLIA to KLCC and from KLCC to KLIA.


There is an additional midnight surcharge if you take the service between 12.00 midnight and 6.00 in the morning. Prices vary between RM30 (budget), RM49 (premier) and RM98 (for the luxury and family).

Check out their complete list with rates at the official Airport Limo website.

It is best to buy your taxi tickets at the Ticket Counters at KLIA Main Terminal International and Domestic Arrivals. Airport Limo is unable to process bookings through emails. You can also purchase taxi tickets through the online booking system at their website. For online bookings, please be advised to purchase the ticket no more than 14 days and no less than 2 days prior to the pickup date.

If you need a taxi from KLCC to KLIA, you can call the number 1300-88-8989. If you do not have a phone, just pass the number to the hotel reception clerks and have them call a taxi for you.

Airport Limo (M) Sdn. Bhd. can only provide transfer service from and to KLIA. Please make sure that the flight will land at the KLIA Main Terminal and not at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) before placing any ticket reservation.

Besides using the taxi service to get to KLCC you can also use them to travel by taxi to places like:

  • Malacca from RM159 onwards
  • Johor Bahru from RM402 onwards
  • Ipoh from RM313 onwards
  • Kuantan from RM362 onwards
  • Kuala Terengganu from RM522 onwards
  • Alor Setar from RM575 onwards
  • Kota Bharu from RM566 onwards
  • Pulau Pinang from RM503 onwards

Though prices are higher than similar methods of transport; the Airport Limo’s are quite spacious and comfortable. Drivers drive safe and cars are in very good shape.

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