By Gaya Travel on March 24, 2017


When the school holiday is rapidly approaching, it is an indication for both parents and children to have a break from their daily routines and go for a quality bonding-time together. Here, Gaya Travel is sharing some ideas on how families could spend their break when being in our top five family destinations: Selangor, Melaka, Perak, Pahang and Terengganu.

1. Selangor

What to do:

Challenge yourself at Skytrex Adventure Shah Alam

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Nestled in the Shah Alam National Botanical Park, Skytrex Shah Alam Adventure Park is one of Shah Alam’s highly visited attractions among adventure and nature seekers with various circuits suitable for kids and adults.


Get some treats at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Malaysia

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For shopaholics, this award-winning shopping mall is an ideal spot for retail therapy. Besides, there are various food and beverages outlets to satisfy your taste bud. Not to forget, this shopping mall is just few steps away from Sunway Lagoon Theme Park.



Get pumped at Sepang International Circuit

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Sepang International Circuit is a place for families that are into motorsports. One of the must-try activities here is the heart-pumping go-kart racing. On top of that, be sure to marvel at various vintage cars showcased at National Automobile Museum.


Where to stay:

Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort

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This resort features fabulous two-bedroom over-water villas, which is perfect for parents travelling with kids. Besides, guests can enjoy the free-use of sports equipment as well as the daily programs such as yoga, power walk and beach soccer.


The Kabin

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It is a recommended place for those who are looking for a unique stay experience – sleeping in a container. The Kabin also features various facilities including swimming pool, karaoke rooms, multipurpose rooms and BBQ alfresco. Best for family short getaway, gatherings and more.


2. Melaka

What to do:

Cool Off at Melaka Wonderland Theme Park


Wish to escape from the heat? Head to Melaka Wonderland Theme Park to enjoy some of its attractions such as Tornado Chaser, Kamikaze Ride, Adventure Island and 1 Big Wave Pool, which are suitable for kids and adults


Stroll around Melaka City


A trip to Melaka is not complete if travellers don’t go to the Melaka city. Parents may bring their children to go for a city tour to experience the historical treasures of Melaka including Stadthuys, Red Square, St. Paul’s Hill, Jonker Street and more.


Shop at Mahkota Parade


Mahkota Parade is one of the best places in Melaka for shopaholics to buy international and popular local brands, from clothing, food and beverages, technology and entertainment at affordable prices.


Where to stay:

Bayou Lagoon Park Resort


With its extensive facilities, this property surely considered as a family-friendly resort. The highlights of Bayou Lagoon Park Resort are its expansive water park, built with a man-made tropical style beach and fun slides.


The Settlement Hotel

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Sits in Melaka Town, The Settlement Hotel is certainly a choice of stay for those travelling with family. This hotel boasts with 49 rooms and traditional Malay villas, an outdoor swimming pool, lavish traditional spa and a rooftop terrace.


3. Perak

What to do:

Go ‘disappear’ in the Lost World of Tambun

With various zones – water park, amusement park, adventure park, petting zoo, tin valley, tiger valley, hot springs and spa – available here, there is truly something for everyone in this theme park!


Explore Gua Tempurung

This cave is one of the longest limestone cave tunnels in Peninsular Malaysia, where families can appreciate nature at its best through various interesting activities like caving, white-water rafting, tubing and waterfall abseiling.


Be close to animals at Night Safari, Taiping Zoo

With more than 1,300 animals representing 186 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish, children and parents alike can learn more about the wildlife by either walk on their own along a guided footpath or take a ride on the tram to observe the animals’ activities at night.


Where to stay:

The Haven Resort Hotel

An ideal place to lie low with the family as the hotel is peacefully stunning; naturally framed with the beauty of limestone, forests and lakes.


WEIL Hotel

The hotel boasts 313 contemporary rooms and suites with picturesque views at their rooftop infinity pool, where parents and children could enjoy all day long. A direct linkway to Ipoh Parade also makes it more fun for the mothers!


4. Pahang

What to do:

Have fun at Bukit Gambang Resort City

Visitors of all ages would enjoy this integrated resort city that sprawls across 727 acres of secondary jungle, featuring the largest zoo safari in Malaysia (138 acres) with over 300 animal species, many of them being first of their kind in Malaysia, and the longest, largest and widest water-fun attractions in the country at its water park.


Travel uphill to Resort World Genting

Though the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park is set to open its doors to the world somewhere in late 2017 or even in early 2018, there are still plenty of activities that family can enjoy at this City of Entertainment, including the indoor theme park, SnowWorld, arcades and world-class shows.


Experience a delightful respite from the heat at Cameron Highlands
The pleasant weather is ideal for families to have a retreat while picking strawberries, sampling varieties of honey, smelling the flowers and shop for local produce at the local market.


Where to stay:

Colmar Tropicale French Theme Resort

Budget too tight to travel abroad? Why not relish in century old Alsace charm at this medieval French village settled at 2,700 feet above sea level amidst 80 acres of rainforest.


Mangala Resort & Spa

Experience a restful retreat with the family at this resort that boasts privacy, tranquility and luxurious flair.


5. Terengganu

What to do:

Admire Islamic beauties at Islamic Heritage Park

Terengganu boasts a strong Islamic culture and history, and there is no better place to immerse in the beauty of the religion than the park where it presents 22 iconic Islamic monuments from 21 countries from all over the world. There is also a cruise service that takes visitors along the Terengganu River.


Sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and diving around the islands

Of course, Terengganu’s islands need no further introduction when the state having one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Pulau Kapas, Pulau Gemia, Pulau Lang Tengah, Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang are just some of the popular examples. Slip into the waters of these white sandy beaches and start discovering its rich underwater ecosystem!


Be free and fly above Besut

Source: Terengganu Paragliding Course 1

Operated by Tandem Paragliding Flights, travellers can now have the birds’ eye view of the beautiful Bukit Keluang, Besut, by paragliding across the area from Bukit Bubus, Kg Tembila, Besut.


Where to stay:


Come and appreciate the charm of olden Malay architectures presented through 29 antique Terengganu Malay Classic houses, restored with care and now transformed into luxurious villas.


TH Hotel & Convention Centre


A 4-star sharia compliance hotel, TH Hotel comes with exceptional facilities including outdoor and indoor swimming pools. It is also seven minutes away from Telok Ketapang Beach. You can have an easy ride by using an Uber in a nearby town, as stated by

But of course, while vacation ideas like these are fun, they are certainly not cheap (especially when you’re travelling in a big group like family). Fortunately, there are various online platforms that could help you save money (and stress!) the next time you hit the road, for instance Flipit Malaysia, which offers promo codes/coupons for hotels, food & beverage outlets, attractions and even transportation services. You can also browse where you can book online bus or train tickets. For new suitcases and backpacks, try Lazada site, which has amazing discounts waiting for you.


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  1. Sara says:

    Wooah I have never knew that we can actually do Paragliding in Malaysia , cant wait to try it soon ! I think you should write more about islands such as Redang and Tioman island they are wonderful .But I think I should consider getting a travel insurance soon 🙂 , as I am the type of adventures traveller . Check out Qompanion and gobear if you are interested in getting one as well and compare the prices .

  2. Daud Yusri says:

    Whao~ so many place that can go, remember last trip my car was break down in middle of the road because overheat, but i wont stop me keep travel

  3. Khairul says:

    Lebih baik pergi workshop tengok, bagitau dia kamu nak travel tempat jauh, lepas tu dia akan tahu apa kamu nak, apa benda kena periksa teliti. Mungkin dia akan minta tukar minyak enjin ke, baiki benda yang kurang baik, walaupun kena keluar duit, tapi nyawa utama.

  4. Vimala says:

    Kalau nak travel ke tempat yang jauh, mana satu tempat paling penting untuk buat pemeriksaan?
    enjin, minyak enjin? petrol? air dalam tank? atau minyak untuk brake tu?

  5. nora nora says:

    Im taking my family go for a trip with Avanza. Need drive 4 hrs to reach KT, kind of need some guidance to keep my trip in save mode, anyone can help?

    • danny says:

      use Helix Ultra, it can help the car engine maintain good performance in high temperature. If you want to drive 4 hrs, it would be the wise choose to keep your car in good condition during the trip.

  6. Alamda says:

    Welcome Terengganu… here really relaxing when you plan to have a short trip… but make sure your car have went inspection before come to countryside as you might face any break down if really bad luck… my last trip was break down luckily someone help us…

  7. Hurkis says:

    Wanna do a short trip to Terengganu, heard a lot of beach over there… can relax and enjoy the sun…

  8. Kuruma says:


  9. Love those places of visit.


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