Tourism Malaysia


December is usually the favourite month of many, as families begin their school holidays, get ready to go on their year-end vacations, and celebrate the new year and the festivities. The festive mood is definitely “on” in Malaysia and you’ll find lots to do to mark the last month of the year.

For a start, December will see the final part of the 1Malaysia Year End Sale where shopping malls across the country make that last effort to attract shoppers with discounts and bargains galore. Bargain-hunters can flock to the malls and bring home cart-loads of merchandise. Don’t be put-off by the crowded malls – it’s just the last minute Christmas shoppers and overzealous parents getting ready for the new school year (Malaysian schools begin their annual term in January).

If you are heading south with your family, Legoland in Johor has special holiday activities in store. The “Snow” Village is set up to shower “snow” upon visitors for that wintry effect while the one-of-a-kind Christmas market will be selling various festive items not forgetting some unique festive themed Lego products. Special Christmas shows will also be performed as the resort counts down the days towards Christmas and lights up the tallest Christmas tree in Asia made entirely of DUPLO Blocks.


Meanwhile Resorts World Genting offers endless fun and joy up in the cool mountains of Pahang. Its School Holidays Package features the Monkey King Show: The Golden Hooped Rod that will enthrall audiences with exciting acrobatics, music, dance, magic tricks and amazing 3D effects.

And if you are a cartoon fan, Tour the World with Snoopy will feature everyone’s favourite beagle and the Peanuts gang parading around the hill-top resort in 52 custom-made international costumes of different countries and cultures. These colourful characters complete with Christmas tree floats will meet and greet visitors as they spread festive cheer at SkyAvenue and Genting Grand in their daily street parade.

While here, do pop in to SeniKome Péng Hēng, East Coast Arts Cultural Centre at the adjacent First World Plaza for a bit of a culture buzz. The 15,000 square foot gallery is dedicated to promoting the beauty of East Coast Malaysia’s local craft, fashion, games, food and music. Besides viewing the authentic artefacts and paintings, visitors can also watch performances such as the wayang kulit, and try their hand at folk games such as congkak, batu seremban and traditional hopscotch.

The multicultural Malaysia ensures that all races are equal and free to practise their traditions and rituals. The differences in language, culture, history and traditions, and the peaceful harmony among all races are, in fact, the very attractions that appeal to visitors and tourists from other countries. Certainly, December is the month to talk about how truly Asia Malaysia is.

Evidently, pre-Christmas countdown starts in shopping malls as early as in November. Nationwide, and especially in Kuala Lumpur, the spirit of Yuletide is in the air as hotels and shopping malls get decked out in reds and greens, Christmas trees, “snow,” and colourful baubles, and Santas, Santarinas and their elves make an appearance. While Christmas songs get extra airplay at this time of year, the carollers, too, warm up their vocal cords for some festive singing. Catch all this at your favourite shopping malls (highly recommended are Pavilion KL, Suria KLCC, Intermark Mall and Mid Valley Megamall) or nearby hotels.


For tourists who find themselves in tropical Malaysia during the Christmas festivities and wish to attend mass to mark the special day, there are plenty of churches of various denominations to head to. In the capital city stands the famous Cathedral of St John The Evangelist, with its white-washed walls, twin spires and stained glass windows, a favourite for many tourists, expatriates as well as the regular parishioners. It was erected in 1883 in the heart of Bukit Nanas, and has become one of the national monuments that remains of the British administration of Malaysia.

And as the final day of the year descends upon us, what better way to greet the new year than with a spectacular fireworks show? Well, in Kuala Lumpur, there are a couple of places that offer “front-row seats” to a great fireworks show. Go early to book a spot on the lawns of Merdeka Square or KLCC Park. Alternatively, take in a nice dinner and late night drinks at the city’s rooftop bars such as Troika Sky Dining and Sky Bar, before the light show starts!


Venue:  Various, nationwide

Date:  Whole December

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Malaysia Travel Guide

Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Bangsar is a high-income suburban area that is also a renouned for a restaurants, watering holes and clubs. The area is busy by many of Kuala Lumpur’s ostracise community. Midvalley, that is related directly to Bangsar around an overpass, is a comparatively new growth that has turn unequivocally renouned for shopping, interjection to a eternally packaged MidValley Megamall and a higher-end prolongation called The Gardens. Besides shopping, a dual malls and surrounding areas also offer copiousness of eating options.


Although there are 3 malls in Bangsar, a area still offers some-more of a community selling experience. Midvalley, on a other hand, is all about mall selling and attracts a masses, generally during weekends.

Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof – Better famous as BSC, this mini selling centre is a favourite among expats and a locals staying around a Bangsar Damansara Heights neighbourhood. Plenty of cafes restaurants – a good mark to accommodate adult with friends. BSC also facilities speciality stores and a Cold Storage Supermarket.

Bangsar Village, Jalan Ara – This is another favourite with those staying around Bangsar Damansara Heights neighbourhood. Bangsar Village 2 is related to a strange Bangsar Village by a lonesome walking bridge.

Mid Valley Megamall – This unequivocally is “mega” with over 430 shops congested into what claims to be one of South-East Asia’s largest selling malls. Anchor tenants embody large dialect stores and hypermarkets such as Malaysian arm of AEON Japan called Jusco, internal store Metrojaya and French hypermarket Carrefour. If we need to change money, a reduce belligerent building has several income changers. The Megamall is connected to a upmarket The Gardens during Mid Valley. (KTM Komuter: Mid-Valley)

The Gardens during Mid Valley – This mall is anchored by a high-end selling gallery (anchor tenants embody Isetan, Robinson’s and Market Place), dual landmark bureau towers, five-star Gardens Residences and five-star Gardens Hotel. The mall is related to a Abdullah Hukum LRT station. (KTM Komuter: Mid-Valley)

Eating Drinking

Bangsar has been a grill district for utterly some time, interjection to a high ostracise numbers. Midvalley with a malls also offer an extraordinary array of food choices.

Bangsar has prolonged been one of a busiest places in KL past midnight and a movement is around centred on Jalan Telawi and a side streets. Midvalley has a few pubs and coffee places.

Getting There

Although there is a Bangsar hire on a Kelana Jaya light rail movement line, it is situated along Jalan Bangsar and not nearby a grill and celebration area of Bangsar Baru. From a station, you’ll have to locate buses RapidKL No U87 to get we to Bangsar Baru. This sight also goes past MidValley.

The easiest approach to get to Midvalley is to locate a KTM Komuter sight to Midvalley station. The hire is related to a Mall around a lonesome corridor with escalators. The other choice is to locate an LRT to Bangsar hire and send onto a Midvalley giveaway convey sight (which runs each half hour) or RapidKL sight No U87/U85/B105/B110 (which runs each 30-60 mins during off-peak hours).

Another approach to transport to Bangsar is by Taxi. There is an contentment of them in Kuala Lumpur and many of them will not demur to move we over to Bangsar. The fares will change depending on where we are entrance from and should not cost some-more than RM10.00 to RM15.00 from a core of town.

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