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Need help desperately! need to book honeymoon wedding in dec

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Need help desperately! need to book honeymoon wedding in dec

Hi all,

I love this website and need some serious help and suggestions!

I am getting married in dec and we have decided to go to malaysia, hopefully for 3wks.

I have left my fiance to organise this and hasnt been done so have to get it booked asap.

I was thinking of doing langkawi first then penang and finally KL on the way home for shopping.

We will be over there for xmas and NY so very excited. Can anyone suggest some great hotels in any of the places we are going to?

would love 5star as honeymoon as will prob never have chance to do it again, lux styles....:) but not precious and would do 4star to save cash as malaysian standards i imagine are better than ours.

Any great suggestions would be much appreciated eg hotels and things to do (fiance not into animals so elephant/monkey parks not an option as got attacked in Bali, once is enough)

cheers hotlipped

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1. Re: Need help desperately! need to book honeymoon wedding in dec

Hi

Congratuations on your up and coming honeymoon.

You are travelling at the most expensive time of year, and places like Langakwi may already be well booked up.

As for hotels . . . . What sort of budget do you have?

At the December / January time of year prices can be expensive and what might be a sufficent budget in November will be blow in a week in the mega peak Christmas / New year period.

In the various forums where you want to travel, check out the ‘……………..hotels’ [where you look at all sorts of hotels / apartment rental / B&Bs etc and can can sort by budget and read recent reviews] in the left hand panel of this page,

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In Langakwi the Datai, Andaman, Tanjung Rhu, Four Seasons are considered the luxury hotels, with Berjaya, Pelangi or Casa del Mar just in second place. Langakwi is about relaxing and kicking back, and not a great deal to see or do.

In Penang the Shangri-la Rasa Sayang (Rasa Wing) is the most luxurious hotel. Some great sights and some better food. Shopping is good here.

KL has more luxury hotels when you shake a stick at . . . . . Shangri-la, Westin, Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, or then Traders is popular because of the views or Royal Chulan because it is new. Lots of of sights and the shopping is ever popular.

Personally I would do KL, then Penang, then Langakwi then back to KL. Remember that other than KL any NY celebrations will be pretty low key (especially when compared to SYD)

As for things to do, iIn the various forums where you want to travel, check out the ‘travel guide’ / ‘inside guides’, ‘things to do in the left hand panel of this page,

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then on the right check out FAQs / top questions about . . . . . .

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Also read JBR / just back reports / trip reports etc or search and read some of the questions already posted in this forum. Lots of really useful information about already posted.

There are some really useful information and brochures from the Tourism Malaysian about many places in Malaysia, have a read and see what appeals:

www.tourism.gov.my/corporate/trade.asp…

Or Trip Advisors sister website, Virtual Tourist

virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Malaysia/Trav…

Only you know what you like, so happy reading!

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2. Re: Need help desperately! need to book honeymoon wedding in dec

Congrats on your wedding but Dec is the peak season, its also the Malaysia school holidays. It would be tough to get hotel rooms and you may not have much choices.

For Langkawi, other than what TMitch mentioned, try look at Temple Tree. I never been there but read a lot of good review here. Worth a try.

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3. Re: Need help desperately! need to book honeymoon wedding in dec

Dear MK4872,

Thanks for the advice on the temple tree will definately have a look and keep it in mind. As for peak season unfortunately we have ppl coming from overseas and hence the peak season and over inflated prices on everything and everywhere.... mant thanks

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4. Re: Need help desperately! need to book honeymoon wedding in dec

Dear Tmitch,.

Thanks for the useful informatio I have looked at hotels and now have more of an idea of what we are looking for:

Langkawi for 8nits at the casa delmar or amy split between 2 hotels in langkawi

Penang 5nits at the shangri la rasa sayang

KL 5nits at mandarin or traders

What do u think? is 5 nits too long in KL/

Can u suggest any great tours(no animal, as fiance not a fan of animals)

Is it safe to get a scooter and do we need an international license?

Thx heaps feeling alot more confident and if u have any other suggestions, Great markets, places to eat would be much appreciated.

Now we just have to get all theses booked at a great price and we will be well on our way.

Thx hotlipped

If anyone else can help would be very thankful:)

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5. Re: Need help desperately! need to book honeymoon wedding in dec

Hi

Whether to split your time in Langakwi is really a personal thing. Casa del Mar is in Cenang where there is more in the way of restaurants to go out to in the evening, plus it is right on the beach. You may find as couple of nights in one of the really high end hotels is worth considering.

Same with 5 nights in Kuala Lumpur . . . . most find 3-4 sufficent. But its a very personal thing. Mandarin Oriental and Traders other than their proximity to the Petronas Towers are not the best hotels by far. MO is very tired, and Traders is a nice 4* with a 7* view but no pool to speak of. Shangri-la or Royale Chulan are better located and nicer hotels, but are only 10mins walk to either Petronas Towers, KL Menara [tower] and Bukit Bintang or a short ride on the monorail to Chinatown / Petaling Street.

Other than Langakwi, do not hire a scooter or car. International Drivers permit always recommended when travelling to Malaysia if you want to hire a car / scooter in Langkawi. Use public transport / taxis etc in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. There is a free bus in to Georgetown from the Shangri-la Rasa Sayang and then the free CAT bus around Georgetown.

As for tours, these are a very personal thing. Again, check out the ‘travel guide’ / ‘inside guides’, ‘things to do’ in the left hand panel of this page,

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then on the right check out FAQs / top questions about . . . . . .

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Also read JBR / just back reports / trip reports etc or search and read some of the questions already posted in this forum. Lots of really useful information about already posted.

Langakwi is more about relaxing, but the cable car, mangrove tour, canopy walk, and a boat trip as the popular things.

Penang has a lot of heritage and just walking around Georgetown is an experiance with all the temples, clan houses/jetties, shops, malls etc but Penang Hill, Kek lok si temple or afternoon tea in the E&O are popular places to visit around Georgetown. Batu Ferringhi is more laid back.

But here is a little list for Kuala Lumpur. . . .

Sadly, there is not much of the 'real' Kuala Lumpur left in Kuala Lumpur. A few old shop houses here and there. If you wanted to experience ‘old Malaysia’ then why not visit Penang - real traditional stuff there mixed with loads of sights, night markets, some of the best food in Malaysia!

Petronas Towers / Suria KLCC mall / Petrosains Discovery Centre / Kuala Lumpur City Centre park / Kuala Lumpur Aquarium [and a fish spa] / Petronas Philharmonic Hall / KL Exhibition and Conference Centre. The park gives just the best views of the Tower, You can however do a free tour of the sky bridge on the 41st / 42nd floor of the Petronas Towers and need to get there early (0800) to get tickets - you queue up and tours are issued by time on a first come first served basis for a specific tour time. Tickets can not be booked in advance, although there is some selection on the time of the tour for that day. The skybridge is closed on Monday. The views are not that brilliant compared to say, KL Menara [Tower], but it is a been there done it tick. The park has some great views of the towers, as does the Sky Bar at Traders hotel or the Luna Bar at the Pacific Regency if you fancy a quick drink day or night. Monorail to Bukit Nanas and then following the finger post signs walk along Jalan Ampang to KLCC 10min stroll, OR LRT to KLCC (MRT station is under Suria KLCC mall which in turn is under the Petronas Towers.

Bukit Bintang – A great place for shopping with 10malls and endless shops giving a great choice of goods and prices and eating at restaurants and other eateries to suit all tastes and budgets. Sungai Wang / BB Plaza [500 shops and a real Malaysian treat of all sorts of bargains hidden away], KL Plaza, Times Square [which also has a theme park, Hotel with the Mall], Pavilion [Mid to top end shops and also the best food court which is reasonably priced offering a great range of stalls, very good mix of restaurants and eateries, plus a supermarket], Lot 10 [also has a supermarket and a street-food style food court], Starhill Gallery [very top end but some very nice reasonably priced restaurants], Plaza Low Yat [IT mall], YTL Plaza, BB Park, Imbi Plaza for shopping, plus there are many open fronted shops which offer some great bargains and are identical to those in Chinatown and then there is Jalan Alor / Changkat Bukit Bintang [turn down by KFC opposite BB Plaza] is a whole street of restaurants / bars, and a great place for street food, plus many restaurants along Bukit Bintang. Opposite the Ritz-Carlton is a car park on Jalan Imbi that is also a hawkers centre at night as well as coffee shops and restaurants; some smaller eating places on the small alley ways that run between Bukit Bintang and Jalan Imbi. There is also a great food court on a Hawkers Centre theme in LOT10. Ain Arabia or Arab Street is just around the corner in Jalan Berangan, the shopping haven and food and culture of the Arabs in Malaysia. Monorail to Bukit Bintang and either walk directly into Sungei Wang from the station or down the stairs onto Jalan Sultan Ismail, head towards LOT10 (large green building on the corner), this is the junction of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Bukit Bintang. Turn right past LOT10 to the Pavillion Mall and turn left towards the KFC for Jalan Alor.

Walking from KLCC to Bukit Bintang (or vice versa the other way round)

* Either Walk around KLCC park to Traders, or round Mandarin Oriental hotel onto Jalan Penang, then cross over Jalan Pinang, into Jalan Kia Peng which has a couple of appt' blocks at the top of it and has Menara HLA building on the left side of the road (and behind this there is a colonial style bungalow which has a lane that leads to Traders), heading towards and beside the Novotel City Hotel, you will see the escalator up to the pedestrian bridge over Jalan Raja Chulan, this is the back of the Pavilion. Walk thorough the Pavilion and you will come out directly opposite the Starhill Gallery.

KL Menara [Tower], it is only a few metres shorter than the Petrona Towers as it is built on a hill [Bukit Nanas aka Pineapple Hill] it give fabulous view of Kuala Lumpur and the towers day and night. You can also walk around the forest reserve at the base of the tower. You can go when you want and stay as long as you like on the observation deck. There is a (book able) revolving restaurant that gives [probably] the best views over the city, however, there are better restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, but it is worth it for the views serimelayu.com/restaurants/…index.html . Snack bar at the base of the tower. Added to this is access to some of Kuala Lumpur’s original rainforest, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, claimed to have been left in-situ whilst Kuala Lumpur grew up around it. http://www.menarakl.com.my/index.cfm?sc=109 cost 38myr to enter the observation deck and several other attractions at the tower, open from 9am and closes at 10pm. Monorail to Bukit Nanas OR LRT to Dang Wang; then following the finger post signs walk through the grounds up the hill. 15 min energetic walk.

Central Market [considered as architectural heritage and is a converted former fruit market which now doubles as an air-conditioned Malaysia / SE Asian handicrafts and souvenirs market with eateries] / Independence or Merdeka Square / Sultan Abdul building / Royal Selangor Club / St. Mary's Cathedral / Kuala Lumpur Railway Station - Colonial heritage (short walking distance to Chinatown and a bit further to Little India)

Petaling Street Market is in Chinatown. You can walk to Chinatown / Petaling Street from Maharajelela station. Chinatown is a great place for the [replica goods] market, you will need to bargain hard and the bargains are not what they were. It gets very, very crowded at night, so to avoid the crowds head there at 3-4pm. There is plenty of choice for some really nice food every where through out the day from breakfast to late at night. Sri Mahamariamman Temple [the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur] plus other temples / UDA Ocean traditional Chinese shopping mall junction between Jalan Sultan and Jalan Dato H S Lee / Wholesales shop houses. Monorail to Maharajalela or MRT to Pasar Seni or Masjd Jamek;then following the finger post signs walk to Petaling Street. 5 min walk from both

Chinatown also is the area with 2 shops is a Malaysia-based chain that specializes in crafts from around the region and offers a modern stylish twist on traditional designs, including handmade batik clothing, silk scarves, throws, cushion covers, beach wraps, jewellery, place mats or eclectic pieces of knick knacks. Peter Hoe has 2 shops in Kuala Lumpur, both in Chinatown. Peter Hoe Evolution, 2 Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +60 3 2026-0711 and Peter Hoe Beyond, 145 Jalan Tun H S Lee, second floor, Lee Rubber Building +60 3 2026-9788. The shop on Jln Hang Kekir is just across the road adjacent from Central Markets. Jalan Hang Kekir runs from Jalan Hang Kastuir to Jalan Sultan and cross Jalan Petaling where the Chinatown market is. The shop on Jalan Tun H S Lee is a also a short walk from Central Market, Jln Tue H A Lee is a long street that runs from Jln Maharajalela to Jln Fereja.

Little India - Masjid Jamek Bandaraya / hawkers / fabulous Silk and fabric stores / jewellery / India Street (Jalan Masjid Jamek), oldest parts of the city, Jalan Masjid India is the original shopping haven that has dated back over a century ago. Maju Junction, Sogo, Pertama Complex, Campbell Complex, Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman street market [Every Saturday between 5.00 pm -10.00 pm] (on the edge of Little India) Brickfields is also known as Little India, but is a much larger vibrant area of Kuala Lumpur – both are worth visiting. The one near Chinatown, monorail to Medan Tuanku and head towards Campbell complex, or MRT to Masjd Jamek and following the finger post signs walk to Little India. 5-10min walk, or the larger one at Brickfields AKA Little India is beside KL Sentral

Walking between Little India / Central Markets / Chinatown (or vice versa)

* Medan Tuanku is the nearest monorail stop to Little India. It would take 10 minutes to walk from Medan Tuanku monorail station to Masjid Jamek LRT station. The area is very small. From Medan Tuanku monorail station, walk along Jalan Sultan Ismail away from the Sheraton Imperial. Where the monorail turns towards Chowkit, turn left along Jln Tuanku Abdul Rabman. Continue along there, and turn left into Dang Wangi, and then turn right into Lrg Tuanku Abdul Rabman. Not a long walk at all. If you walk along there you are in the area know as Little India

* From Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahan or Lrg Tuanku Abdul Raham (which run parallel with Jalan Masjid India), walk until you meet up with Jalan Tun Perak, turn left, cross over the river and you are in (technically) Chinatown, follow Jalan Tun Perak until you cross Jalan Tun HS Lee and then turn right and you are in Chinatown.

* If you want to go to Central Market, turn right into Jalan Ampang (rather than Jln Tun HS Lee a bit further along) and just follow the road as it becomes Jalan Hang Kasturi. Then to get to Petaling Street just walk up Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, which is just about opposite Central Market.

* If you want to go to Merdeka Square to see the colonial buildings between the 2, then from Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahan or Lrg Tuanku Abdul Raham (which run parallel with Jalan Masjid India), walk until you meet up with Jalan Tun Perak, turn right and then turn left in Jalan Sultan Hishamundin walk over the river, past Merdeka Square and the Sultan Abdul building etc, then when you get to L Pasra Besar, left, over the river and you will cross Jalan Hang Kasturi (turn left to Central Market) and Jalan Tun HS Lee (turn left for Petaling Street)

Lake Gardens [Taman Tasik Perdana] / Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens / Bird Park / Butterfly / Deer parks / Carcosa Seri Negara [set within fourteen hectares of landscaped gardens and is the former residence of the last British High Commissioner to Malaysia and is now a colonial deluxe boutique hotel, you can also the Malaysian take on a traditional English High or AfternoonTea] / National [war] Memorial [Tugu Negara] / Parliament House / Museum of Islamic Arts / National Museum [Muzium Negara] / Masjid Negara [National Mosque]. Also the location of Forest Research Institute of Malaysia [FRIM] with canopy walkways, jungle walk ways, arboretum, herbarium, and museum in a natural rainforest setting without travelling to the national parks. The National Palace [Istana Negara] is also a short distance over the river – there are plans to build another state palace and this building will become a museum. Taxi from KL Sentral, and not really in walking distance to anything. This area alone could take up most of a day if you did it all. However, this palace is being replaced by a new built taking place near Bukit Damansara and Hartamas.

LaZat cookery course is a great ¾ day out. They will pick you up and bring you back at the end of a fabulous experience. http://www.malaysia-klcookingclass.com/

Craft Complex, Jalan Conlay - Malaysian handicrafts and artefacts, exhibition gallery, craft museum, stage, souvenir and crafts shops, craft demonstrations and practical interactive sessions, as well as a restaurant. http://malaysiancraft.com/index.cfm

http://www.kraftangan.gov.my (you willneed to translate this page)

Jadi Batik Gallery, near the Craft Complex, offers a chance to find out about traditional Malaysian culture and handicraft but also offers batik classesis. At 30 Jalan Inai which is off Jalan Imbi and about 20mins walk from Bukit Bintang monorail station. http://www.jadibatek.com/

Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) stop 1 on the Hop on Hop off bus route is located within a colonial building on Jalan Ampang, also 200m from Bukit Nanas Monorail station. Offering tourist information, hotel reservations, coach / bus tickets, tour packages, money changer, ATM, Malaysian cafeteria, craft shop and demonstrations, souvenir shop, heritage exhibition, access to the internet. Saloma Theatre Restaurant offers special Malay / International buffet dinner with a one-hour cultural show. There is a also the Courtyard with open air dining with light snacks and a la carte specialties surrounded by the colonial building in the shadow of the Petronas Towers.

http://www.mtc.gov.my/eng/ABOUTUS/intro.html

http://www.saloma.com.my/

http://visit-to-kl.com/

Batu Caves – limestone outcropping 15km north of Kuala Lumpur, so very close to the city. Reached by 272 steps leading up to one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to god Murugan. Made up of three main caves and a few smaller ones. The Temple cave and other caves features Hindu shrines. There is 42.7 meter (140.09 ft) high, and the world's tallest statue of Murugan at the bottom of the steps. Below the Temple Cave is the Dark Cave t does get VERY crowded at night so you could try to visit in the afternoon, and take in, with rock formations, the Ramayana Cave depicts the story of Rama. The easest way to get to Batu Caves is by taxi, it has the least hassle and pretty cheaply around 30myr each way. But if you want to use public transport get the LRT to Batu Caves is Sentrul on the Star LRT line, then short taxi ride, although a LRT station if plan to open during 2010. You can also get the LRT to Titiwangsa on the monorail line and then transfer to the LRT line there. Equally as cheap is to catch the RAPIDKL bus, using the red city shuttle bus Route 101, 102, 103, 104 (2MYR for a whole day trip), get to Titiwangsa terminal, then using the blue trunk bus Route 2T3 (2MYR for a whole day trip), go to Warta Lama bus stop, then cross the road and search for green local bus Route 21 (1MYR for a whole day trip) to the caves. Total cost for the trip 5MYR. Use the same route to return to Kuala Lumpur. Just make sure you do not loose your ticket. Some like to combine with a day trip to Genting Highlands Resorts [http://www.rwgenting.com/ Casinos, Theme Parks, Cable Car, Entertainment Centres].

Brickfields – Walking distance from KL Sentral. Don’t confuse this with the other older ‘Little India’ at Jalan Masjid India, but this is now known locally as Little India. Various religious temples, mosques and churches, spice shops, grocery outlets, sweet and snacks shops, textile shops, goldsmiths, great restaurants, and food stalls, night market on a Thurday night.

Bangsar – four kilometres south-west of the city centre, wide array of cuisine nightclubs / bars / restaurants / roadside, motorcycle and van hawkers / hawker centres. The Telawi area in Bangsar Baru is often been compared to Singapore's Holland Village and know as "the strip. A large pasar malam, or night market, each Sunday and a daily wet market in Lucky Garden. Another lesser known pasar malam is held in Bukit Bangsar on Wednesdays.

Historical Malacca – two hours south of Kuala Lumpur, Malacca is one of the oldest, and most strategic, trading ports in Malaysia which has undergone Portuguese, Dutch and English rule and some great historical buildings, Nyonya-Baba cuisine, Portuguese Fort de Santiago and the ruins of St. Paul's Church lined by 17th century Dutch tombstones, St. Paul's Hill for a panoramic view of Malacca.

http://melaka.net/

Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre is a 20 minute drive Kuala Lumpur’s centre by taxi or LRT on the Putra line to Wangsa Maju station, http://visitorcentre.royalselangor.com/vc/.

Sunway Pyramid and Lagoon / Mall - the Malaysian past time of SHOPPING plus theme park / water park, bowling alley, ice skating rink etc 11km from central Kuala Lumpur – Taxi ride from Kuala Lumpur, or catch the LRT to Kelana Jaya Putra LRT Station then Feeder Bus 2-900, or from Subang Jaya KTM Commuter Station catch the U62 RapidKL bus to the shopping centre. The drop off and pick up point is right outside the centre's main entrance. http://www.sunway.com.my/lagoon/

Midvalley Mega / The Gardens shopping Malls in Bangsar 4km from Kuala Lumpur centre. The centre provides a complimentary shuttle bus service to / from Bangsar LRT Station. Plus the KTM Komuter train stops at the Mid Valley Mega mall station. http://www.midvalley.com.my/

1Utama Mall - 11km from the centre of Kuala Lumpur in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, get there by taxi, or RapidKL Bus U82 from KL Sentral, or LRT to Kelana Jaya and take a 10 minute taxi ride. http://www.1utama.com.my/howtogethere.aspx

The Curve Mall - 11km from the centre of Kuala Lumpur in Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, get a taxi, or free coach service to Royale Bintang Hotel, Bukit Bintang, or RapidKL bus U88 from Central Market, or LRT to Kelana Jaya and then the free . http://www.thecurve.com.my/location.php

The Mines Shopping Fair – 13km from the centre of Kuala Lumpur –Taxi ride or KTM Komuter Train to Serdang KTM Station and then take the RapidKL Bus 414 or water taxi to the mall

Elephant sanctuary – A 2 hour drive to Krau Game Reserve some 90km from Kuala Lumpur and the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, or popularly referred to as the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary. Located in a beautiful tropical rainforest offering close contact with ‘semi-wild’ elephants, rides, feed them bathing with the elephants at a nearby river http://www.myelephants.org/ – also try to contact Razali (the Elephant Man jungletrekker69@gmail.com)

Fireflies – 90 minutes north west of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Selangor is a small rustic town, along the Selangor River mangrove forest is Kampung Kuantan is one of two places in the world - the other being along the Amazon River in Brazil - where millions of fireflies can be seen to flash their 'lights'. The best time to see the fireflies is during the new moon, about one to four hours after sunset. Tours normally start in the afternoon and will include a trip to Kota Melawati / Fort Altingsburg , the execution block, royal mausoleum and colonial buildings; there is a bird sanctuary park at the foot of Bukit Melawati; and a chance to see silvered – leaf monkeys, butterflies etc. Dinner on the river side at one of the many seafood restaurants is normally part of the trip. …fortunecity.com/tkkhong/…11restaurant.htm This is a popular tour trip or hire a taxi.

Forest Reserve Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) in Kuala Lumpur - experiencing the rainforest and back-to-nature experience with four jungle tracks: Keruing Trail, Rover Track, Engkabang Trail and Salleh Trail and a Canopy Walk – HALF DAY TRIP

For something adventurous , also look at Skytrex Adventure in Bukit Cerakah forest reserve near Sham Alam 25km west of Kuala Lumpur. Outdoor ‘eco-recreational come educational’ activity which will take the participants from tree to tree via series of aerial obstacles suspended at 3 meters to 22 meters in the air. http://www.skytrex-adventure.com/index.php

Genting Highlands – 51km north east of Kuala Lumpur, or about an hour's drive and 2,000 meters above sea level is a mountain peak within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia and home to the Genting Highlands resort, the largest casino in Southeast Asia, shows, cable car rides on the Genting Skyway at Gohtong Jaya Kuala Kubu Bharu Selangor and one of the largest hotels in the world with 6,118 rooms, and indoor and outdoor theme parks theme park –

http://www.rwgenting.com/

watching, restaurants, hotels – FULL DAY TRIP

Berjaya Hills (formerly known as Bukit Tinggi) is 45 minutes drive away from Kuala Lumpur. The concept resort-township for recreation set amongst rugged hills.

Shah Alam - Blue Mosque or Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, has the tallest minarets in the world. Decorative Islamic calligraphy and ethnic Malay design elements. Overlooks the Garden of Islamic Arts, and easy access to Skytrex Adventure in Bukit Cerakah forest reserve has a wide variety of attractions worth visiting - HALF DAY TRIP [could combine with Petaling Jaya]

Petaling Jaya aka PJ – 11km from the centre of Kuala Lumpur, home to Utama1, the Curve and Sunway, also Kota Darul Ehsan arch, Thai Wat Chetawan Temple and Menara MBPJ Telecom tower [looks a bit like the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai]

Putrajaya - ultra modern city 5km south of Kuala Lumpur, federal administrative centre, built around a large lake there are a number of beautiful bridges, mosque, palaces and other buildings, boat cruises - i-putra.com.my/minisite/leisure_cruise.htm

Do use the monorail and taxis, or walk. But many people would rather use the bus than haggle with the taxi drivers. The monorail costs a couple of ringitt per trip so is very cheap and easy – it will work for Chinatown [Maharajalela station +10min walk], Little India [Medan Tuanku station +10min walk], KLCC / Petronas [Bukit Nanas or Raja Chulan stations +10min walk from each], Bukit Bintang [Bukit Bintang or Imbi stations], the sites near the lake gardens [KL Sentral plus taxi]. Tickets are really cheap, you can buy a ticket a journey [1-2ringitt] or 20 ringitt valid for up to 6 months. Start around 06:00 and finish about 00:00 midnight.

Trains / LRT and monorail systems covers most of the city, it is easy to get round to most of the sights in the city. Most journeys are 2-3myr, so very cheap. http://www.kiat.net/malaysia/KL/transit.html

un.org/wcm/…transit_map.gif

www.klmonorail.com.my/web/guest/stations

[a very good interactive website of what tourist sights are near monorail stations]

malaysiacentral.com/information-directory/wp…

http://www.malaxi.com/Map_transit.htm

http://www.thepricechat.com/train/planner.php

A reasonable map of Kuala Lumpur is a must.

http://tourism.gov.my/en/map/?state=kl

[a very good interactive website of tourist sights]

tourism.gov.my/corporate/images/Maps%20of%20…

[cut and paste this into you bowser if the link does not work]

malaysiatravel.org.uk/tourist-attraction/kua…

2malaysia.com/kualalumpur/map-kuala-lumpur-f…

[an interactive map of hotel locations – although some are a bit iffy in their locations . . . ]

http://tourism.gov.my/en/map/?state=kl

http://www.malaysia-maps.com/kl/

useful information and maps and brochures from the Tourism Malaysian:

www.tourism.gov.my/corporate/trade.asp…

www.tourism.gov.my/corporate/trade.asp…

Bukit Bintang and KLCC are well connected to see the sights and the shopping, and any hotel near Bukit Bintang (BB) or KLCC will give you the shop to you drop experience. BB area of KL has plenty to shop, eat, do, see, drink, dance etc etc and good connections with the Monorail. Several of the monorail stations do not have escalators up to them, which may be an issue.

The Hop-on-hop-off bus is a great way as a familiarisation of Kuala Lumpur for a first time visitor or as a reminder of the city. It follows a long and interesting route that covers most of the tourist sights [with pre-recorded info in English and several other languages]. You need to do the whole circuit to get back to your starting point but can get on and off at any time as its name suggests. The buses run at 15-30 minute intervals and takes 45-60 minutes to complete a full circuit. Stop 1 is at the Malaysian Tourism Complex on Jalan Ampang and stop 22 is at KLCC / Petronas Towers, which is not far from stop 1. The signs are very clearly marked and highly colourful. It is not cheap compared to using pubic transport, the train / monorail / bus, but does give a great introduction to Kuala Lumpur and a good way to spend a day to get to know Kuala Lumpurs sights along the 22 stops enroute. The HOHO bus will NOT pick up directly at your hotel, only the designated stops. The down side will be that at times of heavy traffic the bus can not do the route as quickly. You buy tickets on the bus on the day or from large hotel concierge and approved travel agents. You can buy adult or child tickets to cover 24 (38 / 17myr) or 48 (65 / 29myr) hours, the 24 / 48 hours start from the time you get your ticket and expire 24 or 48 hours later, ie buy at 2pm Friday, expire 24hours later at 2pm Saturday or 48hours later at 2pm Sunday. The buses run from 8:30am to 8:30pm.

Check out their website http://www.myhoponhopoff.com/index.html

The Kuala Lumpur traffic and route can make the HOHO not seem like very good value for money. Another option would be the RapidKL integrated bus services, which visits all the same places as the HOHO via various bus routes and more, like Batu Caves, although not in a circular route. Prices are based on travel to and from zones, but expect to pay between 1 - 3myr per trip. Buy the tickets on the bus. Check on their website for more info:

www.rapidkl.com.my/network/bus/busroutes

www.rapidkl.com.my/tickets-fares/bus-fares

(yes it is a cut and paste, but it is all my own collection!)

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6. Re: Need help desperately! need to book honeymoon wedding in dec

I think you two should make it a point to visit the elephant orphanage sanctuary and do with the elephant man - Razali - you two will have a most memorable and safe visit. After all, several men working there told us that Razali has several times arranged elephants for wedding ceremonies too!

I would think that your fiance would love bottlefeeding baby elephants if she's given a chance by Razali!

7. Re: Need help desperately! need to book honeymoon wedding in dec

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