Bangkok vs. Kuala Lumpur: Where to Travel for the Long Weekend?

In Singapore this year, we have some long weekends due to the holidays. Christmas is on Monday, which means we have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off as weekends. New Year is also on a Monday, which gives us the long Friday, Saturday and Sunday weekend.

In 2018 we still have some long weekends due to holidays, such as the Chinese New Year (which falls on a Friday and Saturday), and Good Friday (on a Friday). These holidays provide the perfect opportunity for some exotic travel to either Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur, our exciting and fun-filled neighboring countries. But then, you know you can only pick one since it is a three-day holiday. There are arguments about which is better, and, since have traveled to both places for the holidays, I can be considered an expert of sorts.

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Bangkok vs. Kuala Lumpur: Food

While food is less expensive in Kuala Lumpur, if you are used to Malay cuisine, you won’t find anything new there. Food in Bangkok is much more exciting because of the many restaurants selling foreign cuisine. Also, the food is less spicy than Malayan food (unless you love spicy food, which I do).

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Bangkok vs. Kuala Lumpur: Shopping

Of course you would want to go shopping while you’re on holiday (I know I do). Kuala Lumpur has malls as big as those in Singapore, and so does Bangkok. Shopping is also cheaper in Kuala Lumpur. However, Bangkok has an edge over Kuala Lumpur because of the street markets. Bangkok is teeming with street markets that give you a variety of choices when shopping, and you can get great prices as well.

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Bangkok vs. Kuala Lumpur: Nightlife

Bangkok goes on long after most people’s bedtime. The city is also safe at night, so you don’t have to worry about staying out past midnight. Restaurants stay open late to cater to hungry people on any kind of budget. There are bars and night clubs for you to go and hangout and have fun, as well as a host of other entertainment choices for you and your family or friends.

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Bangkok vs. Kuala Lumpur: Culture

Bangkok is rich in Thai culture and history that is quite undiluted, because it is the only country in South-East Asia that never got colonized by foreigners. The capital has a lot to offer for you to experience and enjoy, from the dances to the temples to the heritage. Malayan culture is a blend of Malay, Indian, and Chinese, giving it a distinctive culture of its own. Kuala Lumpur displays Malaysian culture in all its splendor and beauty, but personally I prefer Thai culture in Bangkok.

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Bangkok vs. Kuala Lumpur: Nature

The beaches in Thailand are cluttered with civilization. You can go to the beach and see bus routes and food stands, with very little ‘nature’ next to the water. The national parks are no different. They are not secluded and quiet and free of man and his toys. You can enter a park hoping for peace and quiet, and you will see food stands, resorts, and hiking trails that are very easy and not far from civilization.

Malaysia is still untamed when it comes to nature. The beaches are still pristine and free of human intervention. The Borneo jungle is still alive, despite poaching and deforestation. The national parks are still nature-oriented, with very little presence of resorts and restaurants. Malaysia is still doing its best to establish oil palm plantations, displacing the wild life that exists in the country, but you can still enjoy nature better in Malaysia than in Thailand. However, if you aren’t so deep into nature, Thailand is the place for you.

Conclusion

Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur have their pluses and minuses. Each has something different and unique to offer to visitors on your exotic travel. While I may prefer visiting Kuala Lumpur for the holidays, you may prefer going to Bangkok. With this list of what both cities have to offer, you can choose which city best fits your style and plan and exotic travel for your 3-day holiday. Or just askus@ladyredot.com!


 

Kally Kally is a former Sales and Customer Service manager turned Writer and Founder of MiddleMe.net. She came from Singapore; lived in Shanghai and now calls Kuala Lumpur her home. After hanging up her corporate briefcase, she now pursue her passions – Writing, Traveling and of course, hunting for good food.

Connect with me @ Kally@ladyredot.com

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Family-friendly Theme Parks

Choosing a theme park for your family trip is crucial especially if you are travelling with your young kids. We have listed the top 10 best family-friendly parks around the world so that nobody will be left out on your next trip!

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Legoland
The name speaks for itself. What child (or even adult) does not want to play with Legos? This chain of Lego-themed amusement parks currently has seven spots around the world (Denmark, UK, California, Germany, Florida, Malaysia, Dubai) and is set to open in Japan and South Korea in 2017. This attraction has rides that are not too extreme, so they are suitable for the young ones. And of course, your kids will surely love the mega Lego creations in Miniland!

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Efteling
Based in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands, this theme park features attractions and rides that are based on myths, fairy tales, and folklore. It’s a bit old compared to the other famous theme parks and is notably laid-back. Efteling is as magical as it is simple.

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Nickelodeon Universe
Unlike the other parks on this list, Nickelodeon Universe is an indoor theme park in the Mall of America in Minnesota. Due to space limitations, however, the park mostly has flat rides but also has a few of the obligatory roller coasters. It features rides like Splat-O-Sphere, Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast, and the iconic SpongeBob Squarepants Rock Bottom Plunge.

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Parc Festyland
This small theme park is located in Normandy, France. Because of its size, it also has shorter queues; it only had about 110,000 visitors in 2005. Your kids will truly love the Viking ship rides, bumper boats and water slides and you can dine in any of the four restaurants on the premises.

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Sesame Place
Located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, this wholesome theme park features the kids’ favourite characters from Sesame Street. Its main attractions are the Neighborhood Street Party Parade, Cookie’s Monster Land, and meet and greet with Elmo and Friends. Everyone loves Sesame Street!

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Universal Studios Orlando
Also called Universal Orlando, the theme park has Harry Potter studios, which makes it a winner for kids. It is every kid’s dream to own a wand from Ollivander’s. The adults can also try the butterbeer available on site. Aside from the Wizarding World of Potter, the park also features attractions like The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing, Toon Lagoon and Jurassic Park.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Nestled in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, this zoological theme park allows its guests to marvel at animals wander around the park. It received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which means they have met the conservation and research standards. The park is embodied Walt Disney’s philosophy of animal and environment protection.

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Disneyland
This theme park is famous for obvious reasons. The word Disney is a kid magnet. Scattered around the globe, Disneyland features Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Star Wars Land is also currently being planned. Disney princesses and characters are on site to usher guests and entertain the children.

If you have not give a thought to your family’s summer holidays, perhaps it is time to give us a chance to plan something magical for you and your children. Just askus@ladyredot.com today!


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Hello, I am Mish! I used to work as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since I graduated, I decided to give up my corporate job to focuses on my 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. I am a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, I’m tiny but I am an Olympic-level glutton. Let me bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach me at LinkedIn.

Bucket Lists: Must Try Activities for Adventurous Hearts

Going on an adventure is unquestionably good for you physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s a unique way to travel and appreciate the beauty of the world. If you haven’t created your 2017 trip itinerary, considering doing it the adventurous way.

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Shark Dives
Irrespective of the type of sharks you’ll be swimming with —hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, white tip sharks or the gentle giant whale sharks—dipping in the water with even just one shark takes a lot of courage and is not for the faint-hearted.

However, the activity is as rewarding as it is risky, and is certainly a unique way to respect and appreciate marine life, specifically sharks, which usually spell menace to some people. Lucky for those who’d love to give this a try, this activity is available in a lot of places. You can do this in Mexico, Bahamas, Philippines, South Africa, Costa Rica, Maldives, Fiji, North Carolina and of course, most places in Australia.

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Adventure Caving
Not for the claustrophobic, this activity requires one to not only be physically fit but also mentally committed. With headlamps as your only source of light (99% of the time), you’ll have to squeeze your way through tight and moist places, and you have to be ready for unexpected bumps.

After gruelling hours in dark passages, caverns decorated with beautiful rocks or breathtaking waterfalls usually, will cap the trip with so much satisfaction. If you want to see the beauty of the underworld, New Zealand, Belize, Vietnam, China, Slovenia, Malaysia, Philippines, Austria, Iceland, France, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Venezuela, USA, and South Africa are all famous for their mysterious caves.

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Hiking and Trekking
Hiking and trekking can take hours, or even days depending on your trail, so stopovers are necessary to regain your momentum. Both require a lot of stamina and preparation as you’ll not only be walking for a long time, you also have to be ready for heat or cold depending on where you are. The rewards you reap from these activities are many, from the scenic views to the quiet and still moment with nature.

If you want to hit the road less traveled, try the best trails in the world: Queen Charlotte Track (New Zealand), Bay of Fires (Australia), Chilkoot Trail (Alaska), Fitz Roy Trek (Argentina), Kungsleden (Sweden), Tonquin Valley (Canada), Croagh Patrick (Ireland), Kalalau Trail (Hawaii), and Mountain of the Moon (Uganda).

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Skydiving
While jumping out of a plane and freefalling from thousands of feet above may be something you’d never do even when it’s the only way to survive, skydiving can be very fulfilling especially to those who want to challenge their fear of heights. If your guts (and budget) allow you, try skydiving in Palm Jumeirah (Dubai), Livingstone (Zambia), and Cairns (Australia).

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Heli-ski
This is perhaps the least famous one on the list, as there are only a limited number of spots that offer this kind of adventure. Also, the ski equipment you need and the helicopter ride mean this activity does not come cheap. To heli-ski, a helicopter takes you to a remote snow mountain so you can ski or snowboard downhill. If you like to get that adrenaline rush while you slide downhill, try heli-skiing in Japan, Switzerland, British Columbia, Russia, and even India.

If you are ready for the adventure of your lifetime, we are ready for you! Allow LadyRedot plan your adventures in 2017 and create a lifelong worth of memories for you. Have a chat with us at askus@LadyRedot.com.


mish

Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.

Chinese New Year in China

We are approaching what is called the biggest festival among the Chinese in the world. Of course, the biggest country that will be celebrating Chinese New Year is China. Do you know that a lot of offices and factories closes for at least 7 days for this big event for the Chinese workers who hasn’t seen their family for a year to travel home for Chinese New Year. It is deem unfilial not to go home with gifts during this period hence every year, China has this human migration all over the country, flocking to go home.

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History
There are a number of versions of the history of the Chinese New Year, but the most famous revolve around the mythical beast Nian. Legend says Nian is fond of threatening and eating humans, especially young children. The people, except for one old man, decided to flee and hide from the terrifying creature. The brave man decided to stay and ward off the horrifying best by using red pieces of paper and firecrackers. The people left the old man anyway. Upon their return on the next day, they were astounded to see the town was just as they left it: nothing was destroyed. The townspeople began to conclude that the old man was actually a deity who saved them and that loud noises and the colour red fend off Nian. From that day on, the people made sure to wear red clothing and decorate with red lanterns and red spring scrolls every time the New Year comes. Nian never showed his face to the people again.

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Significance
Also known as the Spring Festival, it starts on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. In 2017, it falls on January 28. It is a key public holiday for the Chinese people, and it usually lasts for about 23 days. Most shops, restaurants and business are closed for several days, but supermarkets and public transportation are available (although most of the time overcrowded). Chinese New Year is celebrated not only in Mainland China but also in Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, Hongkong, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Aside from honouring the Chinese deities, the festival is time to celebrate their hard work all year long and to wish their families and friends a prosperous New Year, just like the non-Chinese New Year.

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Celebration
Aside from decorating their homes with red lanterns and red posters, wearing red clothing (the color red was a sort of an amulet, but now symbolizes happiness and fortune), Chinese people make sure to thoroughly clean their homes days before the New Year’s day to rid of bad luck and to welcome good luck. Families with members from different generations gather around tables to enjoy the “reunion dinner” or the New Year’s Eve dinner. They also gift gifts, usually money inside a red envelope mostly to children and seniors. Adults do not usually receive money unless it is from an employer.

Customarily, fish and dumplings (usually in Northern China) are served for the New Year’s Eve dinner. Foods like New Year Cake, Tang Yuan, Congee, and a lot of others are served depending on personal preference.

Aside from the celebration in their homes, cultural activities are also organised. These include imperial performances, ancestor worship and the famous dragon dance. They also pray in temples for bountiful fortune and luck. Firecrackers are set off; the louder they are, the better.

It is also believed that asking for money on New Year’s and cleaning the house within the first three days are huge taboos in a traditional Chinese setting. Doing so will not attract good luck.

If you are looking to travel to China during Chinese New Year or you would like to experience first hand on Chinese New Year culture in China, we can arrange for you! Just askus@ladyredot.com and we will ensure that you will savour the full experience of local festival celebration.


mish

Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.

Best Nature Picture Perfect Backdrops in Asia

When it comes to photoshoots, Mother Earth have so many natural backdrops that wow us, it is impossible to just pick just 10 out of thousand fascinating sceneries. So, for this article, I only choose representatives, well-known or hidden gems, from each destination in Asia for nature-savvy folks like me. Get ready to pleasure your photogenic souls with these favourites.

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1. Panjin Red Beach, China
I know China is an amazing country and she isn’t lack of white sanded beaches. Pay a visit to the magnificent red beach, the unique red carpet colour due to the special seaweed, growing on this salty delta land. I promise you it will change your definition of beach forever. Best time to capture this wonder is during Autumn, when they started to turn red, be aware of the crowd, though.

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2. Cổ Thạch beach, Vietnam
Another unusual beach for movie-like shots is located in Tuy Phong, 90km from Phan Thiet. The well-hidden beach is covered with the most colourful small stones in various shapes. If you find stone banks and giant rocks are magnificent, this is the must-see destination for you. Tip: visit this beach in March- April for alien-like photos: when the rocks are covered with green moss, blended with crystal water, the sunset at this place is simply beyond words.

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3. Kelimutu crater lakes, Indonesia
Are you obsessed with magic and want your photo to have some magical touch without any touch ups using Photoshop? You have just come to right place! On top of a volcano, there are 3 lakes, with different colours that change with the seasons that is believed due to the residence of after-life spirits . The iconic lakes were once featured on Indonesia currency.

4. Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
There is something about the massive rocks that always catch my attention. The spectacular and well reserve cliff are truly amazing. From the way down to all the way up, there are hundreds of spots for you to take photos. If you are willing to climb to the top, you will be rewarded with the extraordinary paranormal view of Sri Lanka.

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5. Padang Pasir at Pantai Klebang, Melaka, Malaysia
What do you know about Malaysia? Yes, I’m sure we are all familiar with the stunning white-sand beaches, exotic tropical forests of the “truly Asia”. Do you know that there is a desert-like spot in this country? Actually, Padang Pasir is a white sand dune near to the beach, photos taken here can be easily mistaken for those in the real desert in Abu Dhabi.

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6. Rice terraces and hill tribes, Sapa, Vietnam
As one of the most favourite spots for honeymooners, the rice terraces make you feel peaceful in the most ordinary way. Visit this top north area, indulge yourself at the laid-back Sapa town and let the ethnic group local here leads you to their wonders. I’m sure the saying “inspiration comes from the ordinary” is absolutely true.

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7. Shibazakura, Hokkaido, Japan
Japan, I know, you know, the tiny island with splendid landscapes across the country. If you want to catch something as fascinated as sakura blooming, consider visiting Hokkaido during May and June, when the Shibazakura festival is held. The vast hill covered by pink carpet made up of the blossoming flowers, ensure you get a stunning jaw-dropping photo.

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8. Tavan Bogd Mountain, Mongolia
Experienced the nomadic lifestyle, and get your breathtaking scenes all over this perfect picture country. Allow yourself blending into the mother nature and let her inspire the artist in you. One thing I’m afraid is that you will be so overwhelmed by the beauty that you might forget to capture them!

9. Ghanche District, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan
The media definitely exposes you enough with the chaos in Pakistan but failed to mention how beautiful the country has to offer. Yes, what you seeing is not in Canada or any Europe country but rather a small town in Pakistan. Plan your visit in Autumn and enjoy the beautiful yellow fallen leaves along the road, above your head, and under your feet.

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10. Palawan, The Philipines
Finally, back to the classic, turquoise water, dazzling white sand, the underground river, massive cliff, I’m taking you to the newly-claim “World Nature of Wonders”, Palawan. Ensure to get a waterproof camera here if you wish to have the underwater world as your perfect backdrop.

Set your camera right, pick the perfect season, explore the goddess settings and learn to treasure the mother Earth’s gifts. Join us for more than just reading content off our website, we can bring you to the ends of Earth for the most beautiful sights feast upon your eyes, just askus@ladyredot.com.


 

june June explores different roles to find out what is her passion. She used to be a travel consultant, a Kindergarden English teacher, an Expedia’s Lodging Partner Support agent, and the latest is being a freelancer. Eventually, she figures that her passion is to express the hospitality spirit from her heart and inspire others from her works. Being a writer for LadyRedot, where she get inspired and inspire others, and running her own bed and breakfast in her homeland. She views life as a colorful and adventurous journey, join her as she shares her passion with you! You can reach out to her @ LinkedIn.

Spookiest Places in Asia

Halloween is around the corner, spookiest time of the year for some of us. If you are looking to be spook out while in Asia, we have round up some of the spine-chilling and haunted places to put your guts to the test.

Proceed with care…

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Aokigahara Forest, Japan
Wandering inside the forest and enjoy the natures at its best is one of the enjoyable activity one would do, but not quite so if you are at this famous Japanese forest. You might accidentally stumble upon a skull laid beneath the layer of beautiful leaves. As nicknamed the suicide forest, the forest host about 100 desperate souls yearly. This has gone so severe that several signs and motivating quotes are placed outside the forest, in the hope to help anyone think twice before setting their foot on the mystery forest and never return.

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SMK, Cheras, Malaysia
Legend said has it that this school are not only rumoured to be haunted late at night but bears the myth of a real possessed case that cursed upon a female student. The girl reported to have sudden weird behaviours which were actually recorded; her creepily playing with a scissor, kicking and breaking a window glass with her bare hands. Well, who knows, it could be she just really angry with her school or there was a real powerful soul has taken over her.

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Manila Film Center, Pasay City, Philippines
Ghostly encounters at a cinema, nothing seems so strange right? I mean with all the horror movies we have seen, this could be just another of our mind tricks. Unfortunately, it was not the case at this place, where during its construction, on November 17, 1981, at least 169 workers got killed by the collapsed scaffolding ceiling. Worse, their bodies were believed to be buried under the quick drying cement, some were even buried alive! It has been reported with various bizarre events such as mysterious sounds, voices, and poltergeist activities.

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Jeju Island, Korea
You would think twice to spend the honeymoon at this famous touristic spot unless you want ghost hauntings to add on the spice in your love life. The site was once a torture field where 60,000 people were raped and burned tragically for being accused of involving in political conflict.

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Hanoi ghost house, 300 Kim Ma Street, Vietnam
This 3000 sq meter abandoned building was actually built on a cemetery. Needless to say, that is rather a house of ghosts, spirits, evil, devil, anything but human beings. All scary things you see on TV will certainly appear here: tables and chairs are arranged by nobody, brushes sweeping garbage, crying babies, etc. Nobody is allowed to enter the premises or take photos of the house.

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Shoe Factory at Bangpu Industrial Estate, Bangkok, Thailand
Just another industrial estate, that you may still find some good shoes scrap here and there as no one dares to enter it. When this factory got into a severe accident – the air compressor blew up and dragging several lives with its explosion, the owner still operate the business as per normal. Not long after, ghosts sightings happened so frequently that many employees got chased out and the business had to shut down eventually. In the end, the owner shot himself on the top floor of the factory.

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Ghost Palace Hotel, Bali, Indonesia
The Ghost Palace Hotel (also known as PI Bedugul Taman Rekreasi Hotel & Resort) located on the way up to the iconic Bedugul Lake, built in the 1990s though it has never been commenced since then. Rumours has it that the abandoned resort was cursed by the competitor and haunted by the souls of dead labourers, who were forced to work under unsafe condition. Five stars resort in the jungle, no thanks, for the fainted hearts.

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Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan, India
The place is believed to cursed as all the houses built with its roof collapses at one time or another. Go explore the story behind this unusual event yet make sure you don’t go there after sunset, as it is strictly prohibited by the government.

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Plain of Jars, Laos
Treasure hunt in this lesser known country may bring you some strange reward: huge collections of ancient jars deeply buried for God knows why. The field was once a battlefield during the Indochina War. Not that scary if the people around did not report to hear strange sounds and often encounter ghostly images of armies and fallen pilots at night.

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Phnom Penh, (City of Ghosts) Cambodia
Ha! Now that the entire city, the capital of Cambodia. After Khmer Rouge took control in the mid-1970s, the city quickly become an assassin field. Thousands were executed or being abandoned till dead as the city emptied.


June.pngJune explores different roles when she was young to find out what is her passion. She used to be a travel consultant, a Kindergarden English teacher, an Expedia’s Lodging Partner Support agent, and the latest is being a freelancer. Eventually, she figures that her passion is to express the hospitality spirit from her heart and inspire others from her works.Being a writer for LadyRedot, where she get inspired and inspire others, and running her own bed and breakfast in her homeland. She views life as a colorful and adventurous journey, join her as she shares her passion with you! You can reach out to her @ LinkedIn.

Road Trips in Malaysia

 

I just love road trips! When I was in Singapore, there isn’t much chance to do a road trip to the tiny country is really small (think east to west in about an hour or so). But when I moved to Malaysia, opportunities for road trips are plenty! As I am located in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the country, there are several options open up to me.

Nearby places such as Genting Highlands to Malacca or even for the adventurous and the daring, drive up to Thailand! Many have done it and commented that it is worth it to try.

So if you are arriving in Kuala Lumpur and thinking of spending of setting up 1, 2 or even 3 days for a road trip, here are my fabulous tried and completed recommendations:

Genting Highlands

Journey time: 1 hour+
How far: 55.4km

Why: Genting Highlands are like the winter amusement park for the families or aka Las Vegas for the Malaysians and Singaporeans alike. Jackpot for the grannies, roller coasters for the kids, shopping for the mummies and superstars concerts for the teens. You can spend a weekend there with your family and not be bored.

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Cameron Highlands

Journey time: 3 hours+
How far: 205km

Why: If you are looking for more educational and closer to nature trip for your family, Cameron Highlands is the place to be. Cooling, fresh air with peaceful nature all around you. That is how I felt whenever I am over there. Plus there are strawberries farms and BOH tea plantation not to be missed!

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Ipoh

Journey time: 3 hours
How far: 198km

Why: This sleepy old town has lots to offer from the fantastic food like famous Ipoh Horfun, Ipoh Chicken Rice, Dim Sum to water rafting to cave exploration. This town doesn’t seem to be that sleepy after all!

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Penang

Journey time: 4 hours
How far: 353km

Why: The mainly Chinese population town serves really good Penang Laksa, Penang Rojak and Char Koay Teow. Penang has nice beautiful beaches too! Great to drive up for a Sunday seaside picnic.

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Malacca

Journey time: 2 hours
How far: 150km

Why: It is a location full of history and old charm, this place just mesmerises your old socks off. Malacca has a super rich Peranakan culture so do remember to try all the Peranakan food like Asam Laksa, Ayam Pongteh and my favourite Mee Siam! Yummy!

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If you want to plan your next road trip, we can help you to navigate the best route with the best pitstops. Just drop us an email at askus@ladyredot.com!


Writer’s Profile

Kally

Kally is a former Sales and Customer Service manager turned Writer and Founder of MiddleMe.net. She came from Singapore; lived in Shanghai and now calls Kuala Lumpur her home. After hanging up her corporate briefcase, she now pursue her passions – Writing, Traveling and of course, hunting for good food

Connect with me @ Kally@ladyredot.com