I hate planning weekend getaways. Always detest it. When we were living in Jakarta – where there are interesting places around the region – it was the traffic that stalled the excitement. It can be traumatic, at times, when you have children in tow.
Now that we live in Kuala Lumpur, for the second time in the last 5 years, road trips are more enjoyable. Expressway is available from Johor Bahru on the southernmost up to Alor Setar on the north. It is the backbone of the Peninsular Malaysia, as well as the backbone of our road trips hahaha.
The problem is there are less interesting places around Kuala Lumpur for weekend compared to exotic beaches in Banten, lively Kepulauan Seribu off Jakarta, hills and mountains and lakes in West Java Indonesia. We have been to Penang, Cameron Highlands, Genting, and Malacca few times. We have been to Johor, Kuantan, Ipoh, Kuala Terengganu, in other occasions.
I wish I had the power to book tickets and fly us somewhere rather far. Instead I had to find options around KL. Puput had been to Lumut, in Perak, for business meetings few times. We had had plan to visit Pangkor Island, just 10 minutes ferry ride from Marina Island Jetty – a port sits on reclaimed island. Continue reading Down To Pulau Pangkor