MALAYSIAN ROAD TRIP2018
STARTING DATES: Jan 1st -Feb 5th- Mar 5th- Apr 2nd- May 7th- Jun 4th- Jul 2nd- Aug 6th- Sep 3rd- Oct 1st- Nov 5th- Dec 3rd
- Code : G/MLS/MRT2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 28
THE GREEN LION
Start your road trip from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Then you will continue your journey to Perak the old tin mining city with many heritage buildings left behind by British. Followed by Penang Island a UNESCO site and last stop Langkawi Island northern Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur a city of extremes: transformed from a tiny town into mega-capitalist, malls-a-plenty and hotter than a spicy Laksa (noodle in curry)! The diverse terrain offers many of ways to keep cool within tranquil lush rain forests, urban parks and precipitous mountains. Foodies unite – this city also touches the culinary heavens. Perak, a town full of history was once the important centre for tin mining in Malaysia is famous with a temple set in a huge cave in the limestone outcrops. A castle or ruined mansion located in Perak was used as a setting in the 1999 film Anna and the King. Perak also entices visitors with its scrumptious cuisines. You will stop over in Penang Island, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The island embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm being reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings which led to being granted as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Langkawi, officially known as the Jewel of Kedah (Malay: Langkawi Permata Kedah) is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border.
About the Accommodation Along the route you will have overnight stays in hotels/guest houses, busses and boat. More information can be found inside the schedule. Food Arrangements Mostly Malayan style dishes (vegetarian and chicken) will be served during the trip.
A route takes you from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping to Penang Island to Langkawi Island.
Due to the length and active nature of this program, a decent level of fitness is required. Medicines you may require: if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis, bring them along otherwise, be aware that most basic medicines and even antibiotics are available in Malaysia (for a much cheaper price!). You can bring a simple first aid kit with yourself Mosquito repellents/mosquito nets Hiking shoes or trainers Please bring a rucksack (backpack), avoid trolleys and suitcase Toiletries and a towel
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