A Close Call Crossing Over from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Crossing from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu was tough mainly because of the lack of information online. The day Karen and myself had to make the trip, we couldn’t find the bus terminal that would take us from Bandar Seri Begawan to Serasa, the city where ferry terminal was located.

Feeling desperate, and not wanting to miss the ferry that typically leaves at 8am, we shelled out $53 USD to hire a taxi just take us from Bandar Seri Begawan to Serasa.

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Malaysia For Families: Morgans Go Travelling Review

Morgans Go Travelling at the Batu Caves in Malaysia

We spent $726 USD over 9 days while visiting Malaysia. That works out to $81 USD a day or $13.50 per person per day for our family of six.

During our brief visit, we explored Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur and enjoyed a a few western luxuries that we had been missing while travelling.  We visited Johor Bahru for 3 days to go to Legoland and the Legoland waterpark. Next we headed up to Kuala Lumpur by bus and spent 6 nights there.  The following includes our summary of traveling to these two destinations in Malaysia as a family.

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BOH Tea Plantation – A Gorgeous Spot Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands

I never fancied myself to be a tea drinker; however, one of my top destinations in visiting Malaysia had always been the famous rolling tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands. 

The same region, also famous for their bountiful strawberry harvest, is a bit of an anomaly in South East Asia for its ability to produce such great crops on a nearly continual basis throughout the year.

In being located almost one mile above sea level, the Cameron Highlands are removed from the heat that the nearby cities are accustomed to seeing. 

With daily rain showers and cooler temperatures, crops flourish, and the BOH Tea Plantation, Malaysia's largest with over 5 square miles of planted tea, is the shining gem that foreigners and Malays alike go out of their way to see. Locals visit here to stock up on tasty teas and tourists flock here to try out the exotic drinks.

Due to the location of the plantation, many tourists stay is nearby cities and then take buses to tour the crops. For travelers staying in Penang hotels or any nearby city can often find brochures about the plantation in the hotel’s lobby. It’s a good idea to check out pamphlets and get background information about the plantation before you go.

This way you will have a better idea about the teas you would like to try.

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