We were all set for a family trip to Malaysia and Singapore. Even though I was suffering from high fever but that couldn't keep me away from being so charged up as it was my fist trip abroad. We reached Changi International Airport at 10 in the morning. Our trip representative transferred us to our hotel.
We took some rest and after freshening up, we went to see Merlion, part lion part fish. A well built icon, it surely has become an important landmark in Singapore. It is a photographer's delight for sure. The Fullerton bay sidewalk is fantastic with a lot of cool cafes/bars/dining places with lovely ambiance.
Next day, we went to Sentosa Island through cable car. There was an underwater world, a beautiful collection of flora, fauna and fishes. There were different kinds of fish, eels, octopus, sharks and many more. It was a delight for the children and adults alike. The tunnel allows kids to view the marine creatures up close and the best of all was the dolphin show, dolphins being so playfully active and well trained.
At night, we had our night safari planned, a train ride that allows you to observe the activities of animals at night while staying on the kart. There are also souvenir shops and restaurants so you can do some shopping and have a meal before the safari opens.
Next morning, we took a Volvo for Malaysia. It took us 6 hours to reach there.We dressed up quickly and went for the famous Petronas Towers. The area surrounding the towers is very beautiful. Both towers have a beautiful facade and architecture which look even more amazing at night. The fountains make for great pictures and the mall at the base of the towers is full of all the high-end shops.
Our next stop was Beryl's Chocolate factory. This store has different types of chocolates and they also give a little free sample to help you choose. The chocolates are all of good quality but the prices seem a bit exorbitant. With this, our day came to an end .
Next day kickstarted by visiting Batu Caves. The large number of steps seem daunting at first, but it's not too bad. The temple within the cave is unpretentious and the beautiful golden Lord Murugan statue was wonderful. Be careful of the monkeys though. What I enjoyed most was the peace and calm it offered.
Again we took a cable car to Genting Island. One big attraction in Genting is the cool weather because of the 2,000m altitude. There is an indoor theme park/shopping complex featuring a series of fun rides and six theme areas named after famous cities and landmarks from around the world. It was a nice experience mostly because of the amazing weather.
There were various food outlets like McDonald's, KFC etc but with double the price. You can try having your lunch at Penang Food Village, in comparison to others it provides you with delicious food yet at affordable prices. You must try lor mee(noodles in black gravy), the spicy prawn noodles.
Wrapping it up, it was a great experience travelling to Malaysia with family and there wasn't a single note missing from this symphony.