Travelling Malaysia with kids

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

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.

2 thoughts on “Travelling Malaysia with kids

  1. Sue Burns says:

    Really loving your trip Rachael love that part of the world especially Vietnam. I am Shannon Burkes mum, as you won’t know the email address.keep it all coming, wish I’d done something the same when I was your age.

    • Rachael says:

      Thanks Sue – it’s great to hear from you – we’re having a lot of fun! Vietnam has been a lot of fantastic and we’ve only seen such a small part of it so far! It’s amazing when you start travelling you realise how much more there is to see (I’m finding my destination wish list is getting longer rather than shorter!)

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