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Malaysia: One month itinerary & costs

We spent a jam-packed four weeks in Malaysia, and whilst there was plenty more that we would have loved to see (Perhentian Islands, Ipoh...) we were happy (and exhausted!) with our itinerary.

You'll find more detailed posts about certain areas in Malaysia on on our main page, but below is a snapshot of where we went, stayed and ate, with a price indication to boot. 

 
 

KUALA LUMPUR (DAY 1 - 3)

The capital, home to the Petronas Twin Towers

CAMERON HIGHLANDS (DAY  4 - 5)

Cloudy hills, tea plantations and village markets

PENANG (DAY 6 - 9)

The food capital of Malaysia

LANGKAWI (DAY 10 - 12)

Beaches... and not much else

KOTA KINABALU (inc. MOUNT KINABALU) (DAY 13 - 18)

Located in Sabah, where most tours to the mountain leave from

MABUL ISLAND (DAY 19 - 24)

World class diving

SANDAKAN AND KINABATANGAN RIVER (DAY 25 - 27)

Jungle living, orang-utans and pygmy elephants

SINGAPORE (DAY 28  - 33)

Super city with an impressive night zoo!


 
 

KUALA LUMPUR

Grid 9 Flashpacker Hotel (£20/night)

CAMERON HIGHLANDS  

Gerard's Place (£14/night)

PENANG

Old Penang Guesthouse, Georgetown (£14/night); Angmoh Hostel, Georgetown (£8/night) & Hard Rock Hotel, Batu Ferringhi (£90/night)    

LANGKAWI  

Senari Bay Resort (£27/night)

KOTA KINABALU

Lavender Lodge (£16/night) 

MABUL ISLAND

Scuba Junkie Mabul Beach Resort (£50/night)

SANDAKAN & KINABATANGAN RIVER

Four Points by Sheraton (£30/night), Uncle Tan's Jungle Camp (£85pp for 3D/2N Tour) 

SINGAPORE

Hard Rock Hotel (£100/night)


 
 

KUALA LUMPUR

No Black Tie (£££), Helipad Bar (££), Jalan Petaling Street Food (£)

CAMERON HIGHLANDS  

Kou Gen (£)

PENANG

Kapitan (£), Tek Sen (£)

LANGKAWI

The Cliff Restaurant and Bar (£££)

KOTA KINABALU

Fish Market (£)

SANDAKAN

Balin Roof Garden and Bar (££)

SINGAPORE

Curry Culture (££) 

 

The prices above are based on two people sharing and date back to 2013. 


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