This will be a no-picture post. Just something to not be a lazy.
I've visited Malaysia twice (about 2 years ago). The first route : Johor Bahru, Redang Island, Kuala Lumpur ; second route : Melaka, Kuala Lumpur.
The first trip (first route) was my family's first independent travel. Meaning : we travel on our own without using a tour. So it resulted in a perfect harmony (lol) of me, my aunt and my grandma. I took care most of the technicals : flights mostly, my aunt knew a travel agent and books all our accommodation and transport, whilst my grandma, who speaks most zhong wen handles our Laguna Redang accommodation. That's what I call family effort lol.
What's in Johor Bahru ?
Well, back in my time we only visited Legoland. Didn't get to visit the Hello Kitty Park-thingy because ...... we didn't know and the schedule was tight packed. What a pity.
What's in Redang Island ?
Beach, beach, beach and beach. If anyone knew an old school chinese movie called Summer's Holiday (if I'm not mistaken, because our family calls that movie mo mo cha, which is the main character of the film -.-), the movie took place there. And if the movie's pretty enough, the real thing was even more beautiful.Took some wonderful shots there and will be posting it (probably) sometimes lol.
Oh, and we stay in a resort called Laguna Redang.
What's in Kuala Lumpur ?
Well, KL is the capital of Malaysia, so you don't really get to ask 'What's in KL?', you have to go there. The places I go was mostly tourist attractions, normal stuff like that. But the best part? Shopping of course. Our hotel was located in a place called Bukit Bintang (maybe). And just some walking distance from there was a row of malls, yes a row, 3 malls. I bought lots lots of stuff there (that I still use by now, but some extra cheap ones are already relieved from duty lol).
What's in Melaka ?
Truthfully ? Hospitals, hospitals, hospitals, mall. The trip to Melaka was actually meant for check-ups. [My second trip to Melaka was with bunch of old people that needed hospital check-ups, I was just coming along. :| :|] So on the second day, when the (sick and not so sick) people went to the hospital, I toured Melaka on my own. With a phone that saves no one's number, no map, not even GPS. Just me and my beloved Nikon. And yes, I got lost, but that's a story for later.
Well, if you're trilingual like me, Malaysia's no problem at all. Mostly everyone knows English, the popo-popos on the street stall speaks Chinese and everyone will understand if you speak Bahasa. Malaysians speak Melayu which is Indonesia's sister language? Funny thing is, when I speak Bahasa, they (Malaysians) will understand, but when they reply with Melayu, I'm clueless.
Malaysia is still in Asia, and Asian foods mean mostly delicious food everywhere. One food to try wherever you go : char kuey teow. Each place has a different touch with this dish, same but different. One drink to try wherever you go : lemongrass with kiamboi (if you know what this stuff is).
That's some of the basics. Malaysia's a survivable place, you won't really get lost anyway. Have fun !