Thursday, Apr 16

Top 10 Places To Go For Your Next Family Vacation in Malaysia

By Nur Azim Syukri Hamzah

Remember the excitement you felt as a kid before the school holiday because you know your folks will take you somewhere else. As a parent, you would probably do the same, thinking about what places to go for family vacation in Malaysia to bring joyfulness and some must-have childhood experiences to your kids.


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1. Farming experience – Farm In The City (Selangor)


photo of a men feeding a bird at farm in the city

photo of a family petting a llama at farm in the city:

The first family vacation attraction on our list is Farm In The City that is situated at Seri Kembangan, Selangor. Farm In The City concept is a combination element of wildlife and nature set in a designed environment of a conservation park. This park is not only educational but also enjoyable for your kids. Designed to resemble a typical Malaysia village or “kampung” setting, Farm in The City encourages the visitors to get close to nature and animals. Animals in this farm are allowed to roam free in special enclosures that show their natural habitat. Plus, visitors could also feed and touch the animals, the caretakers would explain the origins and facts of the animals to us.

GETTING THERE : Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan. 43300 Selangor Darul Ehsan. Malaysia

OPERATING HOURS : WEEKDAYS10:00am-6:00pm WEEKENDS09:30am-6:00pm
Closed on every Tuesday, excluding Public holiday & school holiday.

CONTACT NO : +603-89412099





a family selfies at the entrance of legoland malaysia

Every kid knows LEGO® and who didn’t love LEGO® as a kid? I sure do ????. So this is why LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is number two on our list. Pack your things and prepare for a family trip to Johor. It is the ideal family holiday destination with more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows, and attractions– all made out of LEGO®- to offer adventure and education with fun for action-packed day trips or short break destinations.

GETTING THERE : No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini, 79250 Nusajaya,

OPERATING HOURS : Normal Day: Daily 9:00am – 7:00pm (Malaysia time)

CONTACT NO : +607 597 8888 or email [email protected]



3. Genting Highlands (PAHANG)


a picture of genting highland sky cabin

a picture of genting highlands skytropolis entrance

The number three in our list is the Genting Highlands. Situated only one hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands is one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Malaysia and this is why you must list Genting Highland in your family vacation checklist. Apart from the massive cable car system which has put the Genting Highlands on the map, Genting Highlands has its own theme park called Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park which is conveniently located in First World Plaza. Whether you’re an adult or a kid, Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park is the perfect place to have fun.


Outdoor Theme Park:
10:00 – 18:00 Monday – Friday;
09:00 – 22:00 Saturday, Malaysia School Holiday & Eve of Public Holiday;
09:00 – 18:00 Sunday & Malaysia Public Holiday

First World Indoor Theme Park:
10:00 – 24:00 Monday – Friday;
09:00 – 01:00 Saturday, Malaysia School Holiday & Eve of Public Holiday;
09:00 – 24:00 Sunday & Malaysia Public Holiday

Video Games Park: 09:00 – 24:00 Monday – Friday;
08:00 – 01:00 Saturday, Malaysia School Holiday & Eve of Public Holiday;
08:00 – 24:00 Sunday & Malaysia Public Holiday

CONTACT NO : 03-6101 1118



4. Cameron Highlands (PAHANG)

a beautiful scenery of cameron highlands tea valley

a scenery at mossy forest in cameron highlands

Located at Pahang, the journey from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands will take about 3 to 4 hours. Cameron Highlands is quite different from other destinations in Malaysia and this is why it is a perfect destination for a family vacation. Home to beautiful scenery, crisp air, winding roads, and cool winds, Cameron Highland is a lovely place to visit, relax and enjoy a peaceful trip with mother nature. Beside, admiring the green hills. There are many farms, tea plantations, hiking trails and good food to try in Cameron Highlands which is suitable for a family vacation.



5. Kundasang (Sabah)


a phone of a house with Gunung Kinabalu in the background

Credit: raymond.yk

a tourist photo with the view of Gunung Kinabalu

Credit: @ahtoolhelwah

With natural flora and fauna with magnificent panorama views. Located at Sabah, Kundasang can be listed as a hidden gem among the destinations in Malaysia. Even though Kundasang is not popular among tourists and travellers, Kundasang is one of the perfect destinations for your family vacation with many outdoor adventures and natural excitement. The top attraction at Kundasang is Desa Dairy Farm, Sabah Tea Garden, Upside Down House, and Kundasang War Memorial.



6. Bako National Park (Kuching, Sarawak)


Number 6 on the list is the Bako National Park located at Kuching, Sarawak. Bako National Park is not well known among the tourists but is one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in Malaysia with its lush rainforest, stunning wildlife, tropical beaches, and exciting walks. If you ever visit Sarawak, this is a must visit place for you and your family

GETTING THERE : Muara Tebas Peninsular 93000, Kuching

OPERATING HOURS : 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday – Sunday including Public Holidays

CONTACT NO : +6082-610088 (General Line) 1-800-88-2526 (Toll Free Line)



7. Penang Escape Park (PENANG ISLAND)

This family-friendly park is located in Penang Island. Penang Escape is not your regular theme park, don’t expect roller coasters ride, bumper cars, or carousels. ESCAPE is a fun destination with exciting rides and games hosted in a natural environment. What you’ll find here instead is a 2-in-1 waterpark and fun adrenaline-adventure course that’s sure to get you and your family going.

GETTING THERE :828 Jalan Teluk Bahang , 11050 Penang, Malaysia

OPERATING HOURS : Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm

CONTACT NO : +60 4 881 1106



8. Malacca


a picture of river cruise in melaka

a picture if Warisan Kereta Melayu Tambak Bugis

Melaka is known as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Cities, and one of the top tourist attractions in Malaysia. Besides historical sites and museums, Melaka actually has more to offer that makes it ideal for a family vacation. Keep in mind that Melaka is also known as a foodie town where you can find delicious good food anywhere. The top places to visit in Melaka are Taming Sari Tower, Melaka River Cruise, The Shore, Warisan Kereta Melayu Tambak Bugis, and A’ Famosa Water Theme Park



9. Ipoh (PERAK)

a picture of Ipoh Street Art Mural

Image Credit: Four Summers | Pixabay

beautiful scenery of Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village

Image Credits: Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village Facebook

The entrace of Lost World Of Tambun

Image Credit: Shafika Tahir |

Located between Penang and the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh is known as an old town with its own unique landscape and culture. There are many fun things to do in Ipoh for your family vacation and of course, like anywhere in Malaysia, Ipoh is also a food heaven. The best activities to do in Ipoh are to go underground and visit one of the caves in Ipoh, find some Ipoh famous street arts, visit museums and also one of the famous theme parks in Malaysia The Lost World Of Tambun.



10. Langkawi Island

a picture of Langkawi Island bird statue

a scenery of langkawi sky bridge

The last on our list is the legendary Langkawi Island. Affordable and breathtaking, the tropical paradise of Langkawi promises you sweet and memorable family vacation. Known as the Jewels Of Kedah, Langkawi Island is a shopping paradise as you can buy different kinds of things such as souvenirs, jewelry, chocolate, clothes, perfumes, tobacco, household items, liquor, and more with zero taxes. Apart from the shopping spree, with long stretches of sandy beaches, there was plenty of fun for your kids to have as well as lots to do for adults.



So there you go. That’s what we call “Cuti-cuti Malaysia“. These vacation ideas will ensure the most extraordinary and heartwarming experience for you and your family.


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