Fireflies Sightseeing Kampung Kuantan (Kuala Selangor, Malaysia)

A coastal village named Kampung Kuantan, 9km from Kuala Selangor northwest of Kuala Lumpur is where one of the biggest Firefly colonies that could be found in the world. The great Firefly attraction is located alongside the Selangor River that runs through the village. Spot the famous fireflies or in the Malay language Kelip-Kelip which means ”blink-blink” during evenings or night time.

The berembang mangrove tree (Sonneratia Casolaris) is where all the fireflies are situated at. Visitors can experience riding on a traditional rowing boat called ‘sampan’.Paying for the entrance fee comes with a local boatman/tour guide for the sightseeing tour. Each boat carries a maximum of four passengers. The rowing boat cost Rm 50 which could be shared among the travelers. There is also an option for a bigger boat which cost Rm15 per person. But with the smaller boat, it is able to get much closer to the fireflies.

Paying for the ticket includes, a drink and a packet of local snacks.Opening hours to visit the attraction is between 8.00 pm and 10.30 pm daily. It is truly a magical site and one should be able to experience the sightseeing at least once, in a life time. Have a wonderful trip and a great day ahead.

Have a wonderful day ahead, sincerely D Asia Travels Sdn Bhd. Writer, Hilman Mohamed Anwar.

Kuala Lumpur City Attractions

The best way to get to know a new city is through a tour program. This fascinating tour will unveil the beauty and charm of the new and old town that is Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur for general information translates to ‘muddy confluence.’ Kuala Lumpur is widely known as the “Garden City of Lights. Nowadays, travelers could experience the contrast of magnificent buildings from the colonial days to the modern skyscrapers.
The KL city tour will take travelers to many of the highlights that this beautiful and historical city has offer.

The Petronas Twin Towers still to this day remains as the ‘tallest twin tower’ building in the world. From the year 1998 to 2004, Petronas twin tower were the tallest buildings in the world. The design was inspired by the distinctive postmodern style to create a 21st-century icon for Kuala Lumpur. It had undergone rigorous tests, simulations of the wind and structural loads to ensure the building effectiveness in serving the people of Malaysia.

The famous Handicraft and batik Centre. Showcases and sell the highest quality of local hand made products that you cannot find elsewhere. Surely it will grab the attention of travelers that are into cultural goods and arts in making one.
The Malaysian chocolate factory. Produces and sells local cocoa products. It is great for newcomers to taste the chocolate, so that can experience the Malaysian chocolate.

The Grand King’s Palace. A traveler could take a visit to the palace but only permitted to the main outskirts of the palace. Built in the year 1928 and formerly were only a double-storey mansion, which called ‘’The Big House’’. During the Japanese occupancy from the year 1942 to 1945, the Japanese Governor used it as his place of residence.

The Royal Selangor pewter factory. Founded in 1885 by Yong Koon and handcrafted pewter objects were mainly utilized for the ceremony of Chinese homes and temples shrines. However, during the British colonials days, the brand was then known as Selangor Pewter also expanded the offering that includes tankards, ashtrays and tea services. The Royal Selangor Pewter is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records, for having the world’s largest pewter tankard. The pewter tankard was made in 1985 to commemorate its 100th year of existence.

The National Monument of Malaysia is a sculpture that commemorates those who died to gain freedom from the Japanese reign during WWII. The Malayan Emergency from 1948 until 1960 also commemorated with the national monument. The National Museum. The museum is famous for its displays of cultural artifacts of festivals, weddings, and costumes; from musical instruments to traditional weapons, crafts, arts, ceramics, flora, and fauna.

The National Museum provides an overview of Malaysian history, products, arts, and culture. The museum is located on Jalan Damansara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is situated in close proximity to the Perdana Lake Gardens.On 10 March 1945, during the end of World War II, the right wing of the museum was bombed and destroyed by the US B-29 Bomber, from the Allied forces. The museum’s collection was then moved to the Perak museum in Taiping. The museum’s design was inspired by the architecture of the Malay royal palaces and vernacular Malay architecture.

The famous colonial style Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Formerly housed the superior courts of the country like the Court of Appeals, High Court of Malaya, and the Federal Court of Malaysia. During the early 2000s, The Federal Court and the Court of Appeals had shifted to the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya. The Kuala Lumpur National Mosque served as a symbol of the country’s independence which on the 30th of July 1957, a meeting was held at the Federal Executive Council and proposed the idea to build the national mosque.

The oldest temple in the city of Kuala Lumpur is the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. It is the oldest functioning Hindu temple in Malaysia. The temple origins sited somewhere near the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. It shifted to its present location along Jalan Tun H.S. Lee in the year 1885. Take a stroll through this cultural temple, and just next to it, is the open-air KL Chinatown night market. Find and bargain for the products that you want as there are many cheap products, watches, local food, bags, clothes, and much more to be found in Chinatown.

Have a wonderful day ahead, sincerely D Asia Travels Sdn Bhd. Writer, Hilman Mohamed Anwar.

Resorts World Genting Highland 20th Century Fox

The Resorts World Genting Highland collaborated with 20th Century Fox World is a movie inspired theme park. It has turned into the City of Entertainment throughout its fifty-two years of operation in Malaysia. The Resort World Genting Highland stands 6,000 feet above sea level.

Resorts World Genting is a welcoming change from the heat and humidity from other cities in Malaysia. During daytime temperatures are of below 20 degrees Celsius, and the fresh, crisp mountain air is just one of the highlights of Resort World Genting Highland.

Attractions & Awana Skyway

The attractions are the best entertainments, at Resorts World Genting, travelers could choose an option to enjoy the indoor or the outdoor Twentieth Century Fox World Malaysia theme park. Genting Casino is also available for gamblers. A place to catch world-class performances from a line-up of local and international stars. Enquire the show lists for the performances at the Resort World Genting website. Also, engage in many other attractions that Resort World Genting Highland offers.

Embark on the new Awana Skyway Gondola with bottom glass gondolas to reach to the top of the mountain. The user could experience the breath-taking scenery of the misty mountain landscape which gives the ride a whole new meaning and experience. The duration of the journey taken to get to the top of the mountain is 10 minutes.

Food & Shopping

When hunger strikes from a long day of fun, there’s always a place for dining at many of the hotels and dining outlets. Embark on a whole new dining experience at Sky Avenue which had just been launch. At Sky Avenue, there’s something for everyone no matter what your ideal taste in food is. Down below are the some of the food outlets available.

The ‘Malaysian Food Street,’ gives visitors the opportunity to eat their way across Malaysia in one sitting. It has the country’s most famous hawker delights.

The London-based Burger & Lobster offers only three items on its menu: a 10oz burger, a whole lobster, or a lobster roll. It is the first halal outlet available.

The Brooklyn’s Motorino meanwhile began as a neighborhood pizzeria which has won a cult following in New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore serves authentic Neapolitan pizza which has. The pizzas are cooked for just 90 seconds in a wood-fired oven at 485 degrees Celsius.

The France’s top roaster Cafés Richard provides a classy Parisian-style atmosphere. Customers can enjoy original coffees prepared in a variety of coffee methods, as well as tea and French food.

Including Tampopo, a new debut in Malaysia’s eateries, which is a Japanese restaurant offering ramen, and Dazzling Café.

Other than food offerings, Sky Avenue also offers te top of the list retail outlets where you can select the endless variety of merchandise from the branded stores. Journey through many levels of stores to be filled in with the latest products.

Many more attractions are available at Resort World Genting Highland, such as spa services, golfing, jungle trekking, strollers trail, Chin Swee Caves Temple, the Nepenthes discovery walk, Cineplex services, bowling alleys, different dining and shopping areas. Moments waits to turn into memories at Resort World Genting Highlands.

Have a wonderful day ahead, sincerely D Asia Travels Sdn Bhd. Writer, Hilman Mohamed Anwar.

Cameron Highland Attractions

Cameron Highlands is a top tourist destination in Malaysia. Even among residents in Malaysia. Cameron Highland location is in the central part of Peninsular Malaysia. It is a great destination for family, couples, and nature lovers. There are more than 140 hotels and accommodations in Cameron Highlands. The green vegetation and crisp cool air in Cameron Highlands is a welcoming change from the heat and humidity from other cities in Malaysia.

Visitors can learn about the natural surroundings, go for walks or simply enjoy the beautiful landscape in this sprawling hill station. Cameron Highland is also well known for having the largest tea production plantation in the region. It is also a major vegetable supplier for the country and Singapore.

Attractions
The attractions highlights are tea estates, aborigine villages, vegetable farm, honey bee farms, strawberry farm, butterfly park, waterfalls, old temples, food areas, the morning and night market and much more.

Boh Tea plantation

The Boh Tea plantation was founded in the year 1929 and covers three tea estate.The first tea garden in the history of Cameron Highland are the Habu Tea Garden, then in later years accompanied by Fairlie Tea Garden, and the Sungai Palas Tea Garden. These plantations offer scenic views. Tour around Cameron Highlands would not be complete, without visiting the Boh Tea plantation.

If visitors do want to get a chance to learn how tea is processed and packaged into the final product, there is guided factory tour at the Sungai Palas Tea Centre. After the end of the factory tour, an excellent pit stop at their café is highly recommended to enjoy a variety of drinks and snacks that are offered over there. The Sungai Palas tea plantation is near the Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm in Brinchang. It is the same route towards Gunung Brinchang. The tea center is closed on Mondays and operates from 9 am to 4 pm daily.

Butterfly Park

The butterfly farm is ideal for families and nature lovers where you can come and discover these beautiful insects. Essentially it is a garden built on a hill slope, and known to be one of the older tourist attraction. The Butterfly Farm located nearby to Kea Farm. The highlights of this farm are the free-flying butterflies, and a mini Insectarium and tortoise pen. The park is opened daily with tickets ranging between RM 2 to RM 5, which includes a free guide tour when available.

Vegetable, Strawberry & Honey Bee Farms

Travelers are encouraged to head into Tringkap or Kuala Terla if you want to experience how vegetable farms are being operated. There are also large strawberry farms nearby which are known as Taman Agro Tourism Cameron Highlands.
The honey bee farms are also nearby, which are called the Feng Gu, Ringlet, Tringkap farm. Experience how local honey is cultivated and also get to know the role of bees in balancing the ecosystem. Various types of honey are also available for tasting.

Buddhist Temple

To experience the cultural temples in Cameron Highland, travelers could head to the Sam Poh Buddhist Temple. It was built in the year 1972 and houses a large Buddha statue. The temple location is situated on a hill which offers an excellent view. Another temple that could be found is a colorful Hindu temple which is called the Sri Thandayuthapani Swamy Temple.

Activities

Trekking

For people that are nature and trekking lovers. Cameron Highland’s beautiful forest that could be accessed through Tanah Rata which leads to the surrounding mountain areas. Some tracks are ideal for an evening stroll while there are also hard ones that require good fitness level.

Before embarking to these trails, I would suggest talking to a local guide so you could get detailed information about the trails. Do note that some trails may be closed due to inclement of weather.

Adequate equipment before proceeding trekking are warm clothing, torchlight, and water. Also, there is no harm in informing a guide or hotel staff before proceeding trekking, as these tracks may be harder than expected.

Golfing

It is located between Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The 18-hole Cameron Highlands Golf Course is quite challenging with its tricky greens and terrain.

Waterfalls

Several Beautiful waterfalls in Cameron Highland is must of for most travelers paying a visit. Just to name a few the Lata Iskandar waterfall in Tapah is a favorite picnic spot and a pit stop for travelers. Two other famous waterfalls are the and Robinson Waterfalls which hikers can get to from Trail 9 and the Parit Falls, located off Trail 4.

Foods

Morning and Night Markets

The markets in Cameron Highlands consist of two types, Pasar Pagi (Morning Market) and Pasar Malam (Night Market). The morning market is located in the center of the Kea Farm town and operates daily from 8 am while the night market is situated in Brinchang and sets up at about 3 pm till late night. Products vary from gifts, food, to clothes.

Excellent Food Centre

Located at the food court opposite Hong Leong Bank, this is a favourite lunch spot among the locals. They serve reasonably priced delicious fast food, this. This stall has been in operation since the late 80’s and the chicken chop rice is among the favorites on its menu.

Barracks Café

A new café to open in Tanah Rata. Barracks Café orignally was a military barrack build by the British during World War II. This place offers you a unique dining experience in an actual British military barrack with a beautiful garden nearby. The Barracks Café offers a variety of dishes like Pasta, Salad, Rice Dishes as well a selection of cakes and pastries.

Have a wonderful day ahead, sincerely D Asia Travels Sdn Bhd. Writer, Hilman Mohamed Anwar.

Malacca City Attractions

From east of China, Japan to the West of Portugal, Spain, and England. Each of these cultures have left their mark in Malacca.
The oldest Dutch colonial building in Southeast Asia are the Stadthuys, Christ Church, Red Square and the Queen Victoria’s Fountain. All these attractions are located to one another. There are no entrance fee if you want to go and visit these places. Stadthuys is also known for its Museum of History and Ethnography. It is strategically located in the center of Malacca. You could also find traditional costumes, handicrafts and souvenir shops.

St. Paul Church was once a fort defense structure. Built in the year 1521 St. Paul’s Hill fsituated on a top of a hill. The Portuguese and the Dutch to war left tombstone inscription which gives an insight into them. There are also history boards placed providing info about the area. Only some parts of the building are preserved and the half are already been destroyed due to war. The views are great which overlooks the scenic historical city.

Menara Taming Sari will provide you with a bird’s eye view of the Malacca Town. It is 700m away from Cheng Ho Museum which takes approximately seven mins to reach by walking. There are entrance fee as well as the option to rent binoculars.

Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum. The museum is the replica of the Portuguese ship that sank off the coast of Malacca. Tickets can could be bought for only RM5. The musuem provides all the information regarding the trading history of Malacca. Gives visitors an insight into the history of the museum which is a good for an educational visit.

Jonker Street is a historical Chinatown street of Malacca. It starts just across the river from the Dutch Square. At the street, you could experience being at the most famous heritage houses dating back up to the 17th century. At that time, rich Baba Nyonya (also known as Peranakans, descendants of 15th – 16th century Chinese immigrants marrying local Malay women) lived and did their business here.

Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum. Tickets to this museum cost RM20 per adult provided a guided tour. This jewelry museum gives a glimpse on how the Peranakan Baba Nyonya used to lead their luxurious lifestyle through the display of furniture display and jewelry. The guided tour takes about 30 – 45 mins to complete. You can get much insightful and informative stories about the culture of the Peranakan people.

Have a wonderful day ahead, sincerely D Asia Travels Sdn Bhd. Writer, Hilman Mohamed Anwar.

Putrajaya City Attractions

Putrajaya is the administrative capital of Malaysia, where one can marvel at the picturesque sights of innovative architectures, green landscapes and majestic bridges crossing the tranquil Putrajaya Lake.


Putrajaya was named after the country’s first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. In the Malaysian Language ‘Putra’ means ‘Prince’ and Jaya means ‘success. Since the year 1999, Putrajaya has become the center of the federal administrative of Malaysia. The area used to be a vast sprawl of oil palm plantations which then was purchased by the government of Malaysia to make way for Putrajaya. Since the completion of Putrajaya, all of the government offices have been relocated to this area to escape the congestion in Kuala Lumpur. Islamic and European architecture mainly inspires Putrajaya.


The Prime Minister’s Department Complex is locared at Perdana Putra. It is a home to several of Malaysia’s government agencies. It is open to public every weekday, though, 8 – 12:30 PM and 2 – 4 PM, and every Saturday 8 AM – 12:30 PM.


The most imposing structure in Putrajaya is the Pink Putra Mosque. The location of the mosque is on the edge of Putrajaya Lake. The mosque incorporates architectural elements from Morocco, Kazakhstan, and Turkestan


A small mall and array of eateries could be found nearby the Putra mosque. Enjoy the magnificent view of the Putrajaya Lake while having a bite to satisfy your hunger.


Seri Wawasan Bridge is one of the seven bridges that span across the lake which is the longest bridge in Putrajaya. The bridge is known for its sail ship appearance.

Have a wonderful day ahead, sincerely D Asia Travels Sdn Bhd. Writer, Hilman Mohamed Anwar.

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