It is the long weekends again, wait no more and hop into your car for an escapism from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some gorgeous natural panorama in Malaysia. MyCarsearch has some suggestion for the top 5 places you can drive to on this coming holidays.
Cameron Highland, Pahang
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The Cameron Highland is situated at Pahang, roughly 300 KM away from Kuala Lumpur. Visitors can pay a visit to the Boh Tea Plantation whereby the company was first founded in 1929, visitors can learn about how tea is processed and packaged in the guided tour. Also, nature lovers can take a stroll to the hilly terrain from Gunung Brinchang or crossing Gunung Beremban to witness the incredible view of misty mountain. The temperature of Cameron Highland is chilly and very conducive for fruits and vegetables plantations. There are plenty of farms visitor can go to and the Big Red Strawberry Farm is best known for its chocolate fondue and freshly made strawberries milkshake. By the evening, visitors can have a feast of Chinese steamboat at the hill station and visit the night markets.
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You can take Exit 137 (Simpang Pulai) and turn right at the traffic light right after the toll booth and drive for about 200 metres before you reach a traffic light. Turn right again to Cameron Highlands. You will get some magnificent views of the mountain ranges along this road. (Click for Google Map)
Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park, Perak
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The Sungai Klah Hot Spring is reputed as one of the best managed hot spring in Malaysia. It is situated at Perak, and located 200 feet above the sea level at the foothill of the Titiwangsa Range, the backbone range of Peninsular Malaysia. The hot spring is being built in the serene quiet forest patches, visitors can enjoy scenic view of the oil plantation and indulge in complete tranquility. The big pool gets the water source from the mountain spring and heat from the underground. Many believes that natural springs have healing properties while some visitors go to the hot spring merely for relaxation purpose.
From the North-South Expressway (PLUS), get off at the Sungkai Toll Exit and turn left at the junction. Drive for 1km down the trunk road, turn left and follow the signs. The park is just after the Sungai Klah FELDA village. (Click for Google Map)
Pantai Cahaya Bulan, Kelantan
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The Pantai Cahaya Bulan also known as Moonlight Beach is Kelantan famous beach, it is situated by the coastline of the East coast of Peninsular. Getting there, you are first being welcomed by the sparkling blue sea and shimmering sand. Visitors can enjoy the sun bath and cherish the tranquility of the natural beauty under the swaying casuarinas and coconut palms. On sunny days, sun lovers can bask in the ambiance, reading a book, chatting away, or simply gazing at the Malaysian east coast sky. The Moonlight beach is great for families too, you can find cottage industries producing local and handmade goods ready for purchased. If you are planning to spend a night or two, there are chalets and resorts to house your friends and families and enjoy great barbecue at night.
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From Kota Bharu town, take the D1 Route headed north towards Pengkalan Chepa. Pantai Cahaya Bulan is located some 10km down this road. (Click for Google Map)
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Port Dickson is located at Negeri Sembilan, dot the coastline along the West Coast of Peninsular. Many natural lovers and food seekers travel to Port Dickson for a short weekend’s getaway. Located about an hour and 30 minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur City, Port Dickson is a quirky alternatives for Langkawi or even Phuket. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing stay in the water chalet at Lexis Hibiscus, indulge into sunbath in the private pool that overlook the sea. By the weekends, you can have a stroll along the Admiral Marina to catch a glimpse of amazing yachts and marina. Also, watch the picturesque sunset at the Cape Rachado also known as Tanjung Tuan as you can take a short hike towards the light house situated on top of the hill, it is a great lookout point for photography enthusiast.
From Kuala Lumpur, use the North-South Expressway via Sg. Besi toll to Port Dickson toll (Exit 219), follow the direction to Port Dickson which will lead to Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (SPDH). After some 28km of driving on SPDH, take the exit at Lukut toll (Exit 2903) and follow the direction towards Port Dickson. (Click for Google Map)
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Ipoh City is known as food paradise destination among the locals and tourists. The city offers variety of exquisite food from bean sprout chicken, Ipoh hor fun, chee cheong fun, curry mee, rending tok and more. You can easily find unique and authentic cooking style and flavors of the Malay, Chinese and Indian delicacies in town to satisfy your crave for truly Malaysia taste. Better yet, there are many affordable coffee shops, food courts and hawker stalls available cater to your taste buds. You can pay a visit to the unique unfinished mansion, the Kellie’s Castle and enjoy the serendipity at Qing Xin Ling that offers stunning landscapes of mountains and experience the outdoor activities. Ipoh is a playground for the adventurous too, head down to Gopeng Rainforest for scenic landscape that overlooks quaint rainforest and water rafting down the river and tackle the exciting rapids and whirls down the river bay.
You can drive to Ipoh via North-South Expressway and take the Exit 137 (Simpang Pulai) or Exit 139 (Ipoh Selatan). The whole journey will be around 2 hours.(Click for Google Map)
Planning the road trip in advance is able to save you time and fuel, strategize the route and make sure you set the destination in your GPS before heading out. Also, make sure you send your car for service maintenance and fuel up before hitting the road. Replenish yourself and stay hydrated as it can reduce drowsiness and fatigue during long hours driving. Lastly, MyCarsearch hope you have a great journey and enjoy your holidays.