To help you plan your next weekend getaway, here are top five destinations within Southeast Asia which are only a short flight away from Kuala Lumpur for you to enjoy historic sightseeing, street food, shopping, night-life, or simply relax by the the beach.
- Siem Reap
This colonial city is home to the historic Hindu temple ruins of Angkor Wat and many other temples.
Siem Reap is one of the cheapest Southeast Asian destinations to visit, making it a popular holiday spot among Malaysians. You will be able to find affordable accommodation and as for transportation, the most budget-friendly way to move around the city is to hire a tuk-tuk (auto rickshaw) or a bicycle.
Return air fare from Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap: From RM380 per person
Tourists visit Bandung for a shopping getaway and this would be the ideal location for someone who is looking for a wardrobe makeover. With Bandung being the home to Indonesia’s textile factories, tourists will be able to shop for many designer items at factory outlets for discounted prices.
Apart from shopping, tourists can also go sightseeing to see the scenic lakes, rice terraces and craters from volcanoes. Tourists will be able to discover this city with affordable transportation by a minibus or bicycle.
Return air fare from Kuala Lumpur to Bandung: From RM400 per person
Known for its beaches such as Railay Beach and Ko Phi Phi Le, this coastal city would be a great holiday destination if you love the seaside.
If you are looking for something adventurous to do in Krabi, scuba diving and snorkelling are must do activities. This city also has some of the freshest seafood in the country, so if you are a fan of seafood, this would an ideal destination for you.
Return air fare from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi: From RM450 per person
- Kota Kinabalu
Fondly known as KK, this city offers many fun activities for tourists.Tourists will be able to enjoy the bustling markets, stunning beaches, delicious street food as well as some arts and craft all at once.
Home to the 4,095m-high Mount Kinabalu, KK is surrounded by rainforest, offering a light breeze and amazing sunsets.The friendly locals will make you fall in love with this city and its wonders.
Return air fare from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu: From RM250 per person
Known as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is famous for its natural landscapes, beaches and iconic structures such as the Eagle Square.
Apart from its beaches, tourists can also visit the Langkawi Sky Bridge or take a ride in a cablecar to enjoy the view of this beautiful city from its highest peak. Another reason to visit this island is to enjoy some duty-free shopping as Langkawi is a duty-free island.
Return air fare from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi: From RM250 per person
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