Take your car for a tour around Malaysia.
Let’s head South! One of the best ways to truly experience Malaysian culture is going on more road trips!
Let’s see what our beloved Malaysia has to offer:
Only one hour’s journey from the heart of Kuala Lumpur, you will reach Seremban, the underrated foodie paradise. Satisfy your curiosities in food, heritage, and history of this beautiful state capital of Negeri Sembilan, Seremban.
Seremban Lake Garden
Trying to breathe in the fresh air? A green lung in the core of the town, Seremban Lake Garden is one of the town’s primary fascination. There are two lakes here encompassed by plant life, making it a most loved spot for joggers and family trips. It is likewise encircled by historical buildings and alluring landmarks.
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Seremban Lake Garden has additionally been noted as one of the most pleasant gardens in Malaysia as the park’s landscapes are flawlessly done and kept up with. During the end of the week, there’ll be cultural performances on the stage at one of the lakes. So take a relaxing stroll around the lake and just enjoy the show ~
Location: Jalan Taman Bunga, Taman Tasek Seremban, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Seremban State Mosque
After a long walk at Seremban Lake Garden, visit the Seremban State Mosque. The ‘modern’ State Mosque, overlooking the Lake Garden, was completed in 1967, built with nine majestic pillars, representing the nine states of Negeri Sembilan.
It is worth the visit for its designs which have components of modern day design and traditional Minangkabau design, especially in the event when you pass by around evening time when the mosque is illuminated. But unfortunately, since it is a place of worship, only Muslims are allowed to enter.
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Location: Jalan Dato Hamzah, Seremban, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Going further down to the South, you will reach Malacca, the city where the history of Malaysia started. Melaka, formerly was known as Malacca, town and port, on the Strait of Malacca, at the mouth of the lazy Melaka River.
The city was established around 1400, when Parameswara, the leader of Temasek, now also known as Singapore, escaped from the powers of the Javanese Kingdom of Majapahit. Melaka is where he resides and founded a Malay kingdom. Melaka has since then become a major stopping place for traders worldwide during that period.
So that’s way back when. Let’s see what Malacca has to offer now!
Stadthuys, is an old Dutch word meaning city hall, that is situated in the heart of Malacca City. As its name suggests, it is the administrative capital of the state located in a place known as Red Square. You can never unsee it whenever you drive by, it is literally in the heart of Malacca City.
It is known for its red brick exterior with a red clocktower. Built in 1650 during the Dutch colonial period, which makes it the oldest of its kind.
As Malacca is located near the water for its well-known port back in the days, which means it can get super hot during the day, so don’t forget your sunnies, and sun hats and take those #OOTD shots!
Location: Bandar Hilir, 75000 Malacca.
Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum
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As fancy as its name, Malacca Maritime Museum is actually a replica of the Flora de le Mar, a Portuguese ship, rumored to have been carrying loot plundered from Malacca when it sank off the coast of Malacca on its way back to Portugal.
Ten minutes away from the Red Square, the Flora de la Mar is divided into different eras. From the Malacca Sultanate, to Portuguese, Dutch, and British rule. The best part is, you get to climb aboard the Flora de la Mar as well as enjoy dioramas and other nautical antiques.
Location: Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Next stop, Johor! Known for its shared borders with Singapore, most of the Singaporeans visit Johor to shop affordably. For this reason also, many expats from Kuala Lumpur are relocating to Johor.
But that is not all Johor has to offer. Let’s see what Johor has in store for us!
Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
Don’t want to leave the comfort of your stay-cation? Walk around Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, the oldest neighbourhood in the city. There are a variety of cafes and restaurants. Not only that, antique shops are also in high concentration, so there is no reason to not go and spend time with your folks and give them a lil’ bit of a nostalgic feel.
Expect traditional Chinese-like shop houses, as well as a number of colonial buildings when you drop by. The architecture is breathtaking!
Location: Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Family road trips you say? Lets visit the funnest place in Johor, Legoland! Yes! You read that right, Malaysia has its own Legoland. We have Legoland Park, Legoland Water Park, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and of course the Legoland Hotel.
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Choose one, two or all of them to explore! Legoland Park has over 40 different rides, through 8 themed areas. The water park? Over 20 slides, rides and water games, you can even build your own raft! Head down to their website to know more about ticketing!
Location: 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 79250 Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Johor.