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Next Stop? Off to Visit Malaysia!

I thought that I’d be heading home to relax during what’s left of the Australian summer, but fate didn’t seem to go that way when I received an email two-weeks ago inviting me to visit my second new country of 2013.
So instead of balmy evenings filled with watching The Big Bang Theory with my housemate and catching up on posts from over the last few months (I have plenty to share about Winter Park/Fraser Valley, Canberra, and of course how I fared with being a scaredy cat in China), I had 8-hours to unpack my snow gear and gear up for the hot and humid weather that is present when visiting Malaysia!

Malaysia has been a country I’ve been wanting to visit for some time now, but with my heart set on Europe I have been yet to visit. I am privileged to say that Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines have invited me along to experience the best of PenangKuala Lumpur, and Pankor over the 8-day trip as part of the launch for Visit Malaysia Year in 2014.

During the visit I’ll be seeing the best of both worlds – dining amongst the locals at food court-style markets and then staying in beautiful hotels such as the Eastern & Oriental Hotel; learning to cook the local cuisine and getting up close to feed the locals… the local animals that is!

Do you have any tips for what to see, do or eat in Malaysia?

Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines logoPost Image: Mentari Travel

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Carl
    January 17, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Very jealous Nicole! I had an amazing time in both Penang and Kuala Lumpur last year, so I’m sure you’re gonna love them both!

    Enjoy!

    • Reply
      Nicole
      January 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks Karl! Penang has so far been nothing but amazing. =)
      Might have to go read your posts for some travel suggestions!

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    Annie of TravelShus
    January 17, 2013 at 4:58 am

    have an amazing trip!

    • Reply
      Nicole
      January 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks Annie!

  • Reply
    Nienke | The Travel Tester
    January 17, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Boring! eh… *Bazinga*! That’s so awesome. I think Sheldon can wait. Have a great time!

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    Scarlett
    January 18, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    YAY! Nicole I love your life. Take the chance to (safely) wander KL and visit the Hindu Temple it’s beautiful. Also… if you can splash out (probably about £17 a bottle of wine – go to the Skybar xx

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    Sofie
    January 18, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    What a pleasant change of plans!
    Looks like you’re going to do a lot of cool stuff.
    Enjoy and keep us informed!

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    Hogga
    January 22, 2013 at 9:13 am

    so jealous! have fun!

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    jenjenk
    January 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I’m hoping to get out to Malaysia [esp penang] this year!! I just don’t know if I can handle the flight from Los Angeles! I can’t wait to read your take on it!

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    Tania Miranda
    May 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    hey! I’m so happy for you 😀 I’m from Malaysia and I really hope you have an amazing time there. I’ve read your other posts and they’re great. I just wanted to say good luck 🙂

    Check out petaling street in KL and try all the local food 🙂

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