The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is one of the most visited cities of the country and of South-East Asia. It offers great diversity in culture and lifestyle, while providing a great deal of places to visit outside it, in the holidays.
There are more than a few day trips on offer from Kuala Lumpur that provide a rich experience and a break from the bustling city life. Travelers often frequent these places, as to the time-conscious ones, who want the best culturally curated trips possible with as much information they can get, they are a great option. However, in order to get the most varied experience that can offer both relaxation and entertainment, here are a few Kuala Lumpur day trips that are well worth the visit:
Malacca, or otherwise known as Melaka, offers a great blend of culture, with heritages with multiple influences from Muslim countries, China, India and even Europe. It comprises of old buildings built in the colonial era and can often times be a great mixture of old school beauty with modern day convenience. There are a few museums that are worth a visit, especially the Maritime Museum which is a replica of a Portuguese Carrack. Malacca is also home to the oldest South-East Asian church, named St. Paul Hills Church.
Putrajaya is also known as the administrative capital and comprises of a lot of government buildings and although, it might sound like not the best place to visit for a day trip, it offers great picturesque views that can be very soothing and relaxing. The site is at is busiest during the day but offers great views during the night as well. The Putrajaya lake can be can be cruised on a perahu boat, while offering beautiful views of the Prime Minister’s office called Perdana Putra and the stunning Putra Mosque. The unique Botanical Garden also offers luscious greenery and is a must visit for horticulturists.
- Fraser’s Hill
Fraser’s Hill offers a cooler atmosphere in comparison to Kuala Lumpur and comprises of colonial cottages present within the jungles. It is a hill village that has a local golf club, an English town Centre and a Hillview Restaurant to indulge in tasty food. It is one of the best places for nature enthusiasts and a great variety of wild life, which can be best observed by going on hiking trips. Competitions of bird-watching are regularly held and offer cash prizes and gifts for the winners. Photography exhibitions are also common, as are environmental workshops and seminars.
- Port Dickinson
Port Dickinson is a 90 min drive from Kuala Lumpur, which can be a serene experience and great way to cool off. It comprises of beaches that stretch for 11 miles and is surrounded by banyan and palm trees. It is also home to a few historical sites such as the Ulama Sheikh Ahmad Makhtum’s tomb, which has some intriguing stone inscriptions, as well as the Portuguese Cape Rachardo Lighthouse from the 16th century. There is also a small coral reef by the name of Blue Lagoon that has some of the clearest water.