It’s time for a break during the RMCO period.

Explore your city, head to the coast, island hop, plan a road trip, walk in a park, visit a museum and art gallery. There’s never been a better for a staycation so make the most of it!

The best family day trips in Malaysia
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The best family day trips in Malaysia

As much as we love Kuala Lumpur for its shopping malls and attractions, sometimes you just need to head out of the city. In this list of day trips you can make with the family, you’ll find pristine rice fields, colonial history, glowing fireflies, fresh seafood, golden monkeys and more.

Best breaks for the long weekend
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Best breaks for the long weekend

Being blessed with copious public holidays means if you plan in advance, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on short trips to neighbouring countries or explore your own backyard of Malaysia. 

Best indoor educational attractions for kids in Malaysia
Kids

Best indoor educational attractions for kids in Malaysia

Fun is the key to effective learning, especially at these art, museums and discovery centres. We pick the best places in the country to have a laugh and learn something new with your children. 

Best weekend getaways: One-day trips
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Best weekend getaways: One-day trips

Instagram away at Sekinchan fishing village (Selangor)Just 90 minutes north of KL, this fishing village in the outer reaches of Selangor is as far removed from the city as you can get in a day trip. Nothing but lush green paddy fields as far as the eye can see, and with a smartphone and a data connection, you’ll be the envy of all Instagram. There are even rice processing factories that you can visit, if that’s your kind of thing. When you and your photographer mates (we’ve all got one) get tired of that, Sekinchan is also known for its excellent mangoes and seafood. Buy mangoes from the roadside and partake of excellent seafood dishes at one of the village’s many restaurants – Jiann Chyi and Bagan Sekinchan come highly recommended. One of the area’s specialities is shark meat soup, where chunks of the fish are simmered in a spicy tom yam broth or a savoury preserved vegetable stock. Follow up with a plate of chilli prawns – tiny, fresh prawns flash-fried with chilli and onions. Have a long, late, lazy lunch and then wander out to Redang Beach (not that Redang), a quiet, private stretch of sand to witness the sunset before driving back to the city.Restoran Jiann Chyi156 Jalan Bagan (03 3241 4690).Restoran Bagan Sekinchan 168-C Lorong 5, Sekinchan. Take a hike in the cityIf you’re after a gentle day of hiking, in which you’ll still be able to chat with your companions, try Bukit Putih (also hilariously known as Bukit Apek) in Cheras. It is situated smack bang in the middle of

The best glamping sites in Malaysia
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The best glamping sites in Malaysia

When your perfect weekend getaway includes nature, but also the modern luxuries of everyday life, there’s glamping. From treetop cabins to tents with air conditioning, here’s where to go camping in style.

Top Selangor spots
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Top Selangor spots

Selangor is considered the most developed and populous state in Malaysia, with the state capital of Shah Alam and the royal town of Klang. Located on the west of peninsular Malaysia, Selangor comprises nine districts – Gombak, Klang, Hulu Langat, Hulu Selangor, Sepang, Kuala Langat, Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam and Petaling. As a touristic destination, it has much to offer from the famous Hindu temples at Batu Caves and rural agricultural villages to challenging hiking trails and historical sites. Take a few days to explore everything and make sure you try all the tasty food along the way! 

Best parks in KL for kids

KL Bird Park
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KL Bird Park

Located in the Lake Gardens, the KL Bird Park covers over eight acres and houses more than 3,000 birds that fly freely in one of the largest covered bird parks in the world. If the bird-watching leaves you feeling peckish there's even a restaurant (Hornbill Restaurant & Cafe) and various refreshment kiosks to satiate your hunger.  Entrance fee: Adult (Mykad holder): RM25  Child (Mykad holder): RM12 Adult (Non-Mykad holder): RM48 Child (Non-Mykad holder): RM38

Lake Gardens
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Lake Gardens

The Lake Gardens date to the 1880s and the 91.6 hectares make up this city's most popular park. Built around a man-made lake, the park is more than just a plain old patch of green grass and shrubberies; the Panggung Anniversary set in one of the valleys is a regular venue for musical and cultural performances, and there are a variety of botanical gardens, a children's playground, jogging tracks, exercise stations and rowing boats too. Free Tai Chi and aerobic classes are also regularly held on weekend mornings.

KL Butterfly Park
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KL Butterfly Park

Another little attraction in the Lake Gardens, the trip around the Butterfly Park (one of the best of its kind in the world) takes just an hour and includes a look at an array of insects as well as excellent views of KL, housing some 6,000 butterflies of over 120 species. Admission will cost RM20 for adults and RM10 for kids but MyKad holders can enjoy a 50 percent discount.

University Malaya Rimba Ilmu
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University Malaya Rimba Ilmu

Modelled on a rainforest, Rimba Ilmu (Forest of Knowledge) covers over 80 hectares and houses the most important biological conservatory in the country. The Herbarium is a must visit with over 63,000 samples of preserved plant specimens, Malaysia's largest university collection. Some parts of the park are accessible only to special group visits and research contacts but the bambusetum (living collection of bamboos) is accessible to the public.