I am due to fly into Singapore later this year and was just wondering what places of interest people can recommend between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur as I am considering flying between both city’s but didn’t want to miss anything worth seeing.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I'd suggest Melacca and Pangkor island. Melacca is a nice colonial town which i nice to break the journey for 2vnights or so and Pangkor has some nice beaches and is only 4 hours away from KL. Pangkor is a little bit out of the way as you have to go via KL to get there, but if you want some lazy beach time then it's a nice place to stop.
Highly recommend Malacca if you love historical buildings.
While for Kuala Lumpur itself, you may drop by to the KLCC (Twin Tower), KL Tower, Batu Caves, Merdeka Square.
For beach, you may visit Kuantan (around 2.5 hours drive frm KL) as there are beaches like Cherating and Teluk Cempedak.
Some local foods that you may try: Nasi Lemak, Teh Tarik, Roti Canai, Rojak, Ais Kacang...
Well, I'm from Kuala Lumpur. Do let me know if you need any help or I can be your tour guide as i'm currently unemployed due to the redundance..sigh...
I'll be at Penang (food paradise) for this weekend
Enjoy your trip
I love Malacca.
But don't expect too much. Its main attraction is a brick red chapel, which is so simple, Macau and Philippine standards. Well. it is not a Catholic basillica, its a small church with a theme park feel. I just met nice people in that very quiet and charming city. It has a huge mall and other buildings, so don't expect a very ancient town. It was the people I met that made the place one of my favorite.
I'd check out Johor Bahru, if I were you or hit Indonesia by ferry for the stamp. That is something I didn't do. Pahang is also one of my regrets.