Malaysia's Road Trip That You Should Try At Least Once In Your Lifetime

With international borders are still closed, now is actually the ideal time for a great Malaysian road trip.

Most of the popular destinations are reachable by car, thanks to our great network of highways; you also have the options to use the 'old' road or what we usually called as 'jalan dalam' or 'jalan kampung'.

Not to forget, we do have a very gorgeous coastal roads and rewarding detours (read: food hunting destination) and pitstops. The best part about it, you can do it on your own pace, without having to rush to catch any schedule or whatnot. Just remember your petrol is enough when entering rural area since you might need to drive for a while to find a station.

Let's take a look at the road trip that you can take in Malaysia considering your starting point is in Kuala Lumpur unless stated other location.

Kuala Lumpur - Sekinchan - Kuala Selangor

Well, you have two options, either straight to Sekinchan than have a stop in Kuala Selangor, or you have a stop at Kuala Selangor before heading to Sekinchan.

Sekinchan is beautiful but it is a small fishing village after all. One day in Sekinchan is plenty to see the main Sekinchan attractions especially the paddy field. You might want to consider visiting the paddy factory before heading to Kuala Selangor.

Kuala Lumpur - Penang

Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, Penang, the Pearl of the Orient, is famous for its soft sandy beaches and undoubtedly, their food.

Just before you enter Penang, drive through Taiping, voted third-most sustainable city in the world. Stretch your legs with a hike up Bukit Larut, also known as Maxwell Hill.

Consider dropping by at the Butterworth Bird Park (also known as Penang Bird Park), Malaysia’s first and largest avian-focused park before continuing your journey to George Town.