We visited Malaysia for a couple of weeks in between Thailand and Philippines. Our flight from Thailand to Philippines connected at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, so we thought, why not stay in Malaysia for a couple of weeks?

Malaysia has a lot of green energy around the country. Palm and rubber plantation is the local business. I was very surprised to see most of the countryside covered by palm and rubber plants. If one day the world runs out of petrol, Malaysia can stand out with their own green energy.

In Malaysia, most of people are of Muslim religion, some of them are chinese. So I was sometimes concerned about what to do and what to wear. I didn’t want to disrespect the place or the people. Even in Kuala Lumpur I felt this.

Foreigners from many countries can enter Malaysia without having to apply for a visa. Depending on your citizenship, you could be granted a 14, 30, or 90 day visa at the airport. As far as I can tell, US citizens can enter indefinitely, as long as it’s for social, academic, or business purposes. You can check the Malaysian Immigration website for Malaysia’s visa requirements by country.

During our two weeks in Malaysia, we stayed for one week at Kuala Lumpur and one week in Penang.

Kuala Lumpur

Twin tower Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city in Malaysia by population. During our week in Kuala Lumpur, we stayed in Chinatown, and also checked out the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). Here’s more about my first trip to Kuala Lumpur.

Penang

Nice resort right on the beach

Dinner and relaxing in Penang

Penang is an island off the west coast of Malaysia. We took a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus station, which took about four or five hours. We flew back by plane. Batu Ferringhi is the place that we stayed in Penang. In Batu Ferringhi you can relax and enjoy the most beautiful sunset in Malaysia. I loved the “satay” dishes and seafood plate from the local food court.