7 Local Destinations for the School Holidays

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Longing for a holiday but finding it financially difficult to fund one?

To help the wanderlust on places to go, Hotels.com brings you the 7 wonders of Malaysia. Discover the inner beauty of the country, where travellers can satisfy their senses with these iconic destinations.

Love food? What better way to tickle your taste buds than to indulge yourself in the endless varieties of local delicacies found in the city of Penang. From whole meals such as the famed Asam Laksa at Air Itam, to iconic desserts like the Penang Road Teochew Cendol, you’re bound to never go hungry here. Take a weekend off from the hustle and bustle of the city to discover the hidden treasures of Malacca’s humble town. Ride around town on a trishaw to enrich your mind with the stories that lie within famous historical structures such as the A Famosa Fort, Christ Church and the Malacca Chinese mosque.


Arrange a mini getaway with your loved one to Kota Kinabalu and enjoy a romantic evening together watching the sunset. Sabah is not only world renowned as the diver’s paradise but was voted for the best scenic sunset view[1]. If you’re into discovering the true cultures of Malaysia, head over to the Sarawakian museum featuring displays of tribes and tattoos with no admission fee. Yes, you heard it, it’s free! Visit Johor Bahru for its significant royal architecture background. Standing tall in the city of Johor Bahru, the royal palace was built in 1866 by Sultan Abu Bakar where it overlooks the straits of Johor.

Known for some of the best tropical forests, take your pick to hike up any of Malaysia’s hills. The breath-taking waterfalls will be sure to make you fall in love with nature all over again. The well-known Sungai Pandan Waterfall, Sungai Berkelah Waterfall and the Jerangkang Waterfall’s picturesque view will definitely make for some Instagram-worthy posts. Get on a boat trip around Pulau Pangkor to see interesting beach wildlife. Spot a variety of crabs and monkeys scampering upon the shores of the islands. If you’re lucky, you may even see some of Malaysia’s beautiful endangered hornbills in their natural habitat.


Book by 30 May 2016 to enjoy discounts of up to 40%. All deals are valid for travel by 10 July 2016 on Hotels.com


Kota Kinabalu

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa – (5 stars)

Save 15% on your stay

Prices start from RM 924


Soluxe Hotel Kota Kinabalu – (4 stars)

Save 37% on your stay

Prices start from RM 161



PARKROYAL Penang Resort – (4.1 stars)

Save 30% on your stay

Prices start from RM 389


Hotel Sentral Seaview – (2.5 stars)

Save 25% on your star

Prices start from RM 145



Hilton Kuching – (4.3 stars)

Save 35% on your stay

Prices start from RM 254


Abell Hotel Kuching – (3.6 stars)

Save 40% on your stay

Prices start from RM 131


* All prices and deals are correct as of 3 May 2016 but are subject to change. Terms and conditions apply; please see specific details for each hotel listed below by clicking at the hotel of your interest. Search with your preferred dates for travel to see the discounted rates for your stay. All prices listed do not include tax and fees. For more deals and information please visit www.hotels.com.

[1] http://www.amazingborneo.com

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