Malaysia is a wonderful place to explore on your family travel adventure. We found the people to be very friendly, the language (somewhat) achievable and the country easy to get around.
Arriving in Malaysia with kids
Most travellers will arrive in KL at some stage during their Malaysia trip. Getting to KL from the airport is very easy. We used the KLIA Ekspres, a train that leaves every 15 to 20 minutes and takes you directly to KL Sentral Station. From KL Sentral you can pretty much get anywhere in the city. There is an information desk there too, with helpful staff so that you can find your next departure point. Cost is $35RM per person (standard price, children under two are free).
Where to go in Malaysia with kids
There is so much to enjoy about Malaysia. Where you go will depend on the travel experience you are looking for. The beaches on the east coast are fantastic, especially up in the state of Terangganu. We stayed on the Perhentian Islands which were truly amazing. There are also lovely beaches at Juara on Tioman Island, but it is a bit trickier to get to.
We also enjoyed the Cameron Highlands. For a different Malaysian experience, consider tracking down the central east coast of Malaysia where tourists weren’t as common.
Useful family travel links
- Five days in KL
- Exploring the Cameron Highlands
- Volunteering on the Perhentian Islands
- Kuala Terengganu
- Volunteering at Juara Turtle Project
For some more Malaysia travel inspiration, follow Malaysia MY on Instagram
Things to remember – Malaysia with kids
- Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country. If you are planning on travelling along the east coast then it is a good idea for females to pack some longer skirts or pants and something to cover shoulders (like t shirts or a scarves).
- Almost anything you could ever need (and more) can be bought in Malaysia so don’t pack too heavy.