After spending a little more than 7 months exploring Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, it was time to head south to Malaysia. We spent nearly 2 months in Malaysia and stayed in all types of accommodation, hotels, hostels, apartments, and homes. We were also scoping this area out as a potential long-term residence, in the future. This was the last couple of months in our Southeast Asia tour, so we were a bit tired of moving fast and were looking for a few options to help slow us down. We also spent 2 nights in Singapore, which we will include at the end.
As we’ve talked about before, Heidi and I are scuba divers (we even met during a dive trip). We love being underwater, and experiencing a completely different environment. The kids are big fans of snorkeling, so all of us were ready for a day of fun at the SEA Aquarium. Technically it’s the S.E.A. Aquarium, and it stands for Southeast Asia, but you get the drift.
This is our first amusement park in Southeast Asia, and we were all excited to go to LEGOLAND Malaysia! I’d always heard great things about Legoland in general, and as a fan of Legos, this turned out to be a lot of fun.
We thoroughly enjoyed all of the nature when visiting Langkawi Malaysia. Check this out and you will fall in love too. Eagles soaring, Bats, Monkeys, gorgeous blue waters and more. Let us know what you think!
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Being a tall person has its advantages. But when traveling, being tall sometimes isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There has been many a time that I have wished that I was a bit shorter. Some extra headroom on the bus would be nice. If I were a foot shorter, I would actually have some leg room on airplanes. This go around though, there were times where I was wishing I was short. Like really short. As in 2 inches short. You must be thinking, “He’s finally flipped his lid!”. Well…no. We’re at Legoland Malaysia, and I’m talking about the Lego Star Wars Miniland exhibit!
With 20 water slides, a wave pool, floating river and splash area, LEGOLAND Water Park is the place to hang out and cool down on a hot day in Malaysia. This is the perfect place for small children, as there is so much available at this park for those ages. We all had fun and enjoyed our time visiting the park.
We arrived in Kuala Lumpur, and it’s a big city. We explored our area a bit on foot, but there’s no better way to get a good feel for the city than by using the Hop-On Hop-Off city bus. Being able to get on and off the bus for 24 or 48 hours is very convenient. Yes, many locations are easy access by taxi or car, but the bus provides you with commentary as well, so you learn as you go. As you know we like to explore on these, as we did in Penang, Porto and London. Continue reading
I will admit that I’ve been waiting to write this post for some time. The reason I’ve been waiting so long was due to the fact that we needed to be in Kuala Lumpur. Once we got here, it wasn’t a matter of IF, but WHEN we were going to see the views from the Petronas Towers. What can I say? The Engineer in me just loves this sort of stuff!
When we first arrived in Thailand, we spent a week in Bangkok, a week in Koh Chang and then headed to Northern Thailand. Of course we took the overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and then spent a wonderful 3 1/2 months in Chiang Mai. We had a blast and even made a Chiang Mai Guide – Family Friendly of course. We then explored Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia for a few months, on our Adventure333 (3 Generations, 3 Months, 3 Countries). This was all fantastic, even though most of it was inland or away from beaches.
In February, we once again returned to Thailand, though this time we were going to visit Southern Thailand! We had plans to visit many of the beautiful Thai Islands, surrounded by the majestic turquoise waters, in the Thai Gulf and the Andaman Sea. It was finally beach time!