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Selamat Tinggal Malaysia!

Malaysia and Brunei in a Week: Day 8
Travel from Malaysia back to Beijing and my trip summary.

Waking up bright and early I didn’t have time for breakfast as I had an early flight to catch.

Grand Seasons Hotel

This hotel was very impersonal but decent enough if you are there for business or just need a place to stay for a night. I wouldn’t recommend it as a tourist as it’s a bit far from the main sites.

The entrance of the hotel

The entrance of the hotel

It’s one of the tallest buildings in the area providing rooms a good view of the Petronas Towers.

It’s one of the tallest buildings in the area providing rooms a good view of the Petronas Towers.

Picture of me checking in last night. Malaysian Odd Job chillin on the right.

Picture of me checking in last night. Malaysian Odd Job chillin’ on my right.

Beware of the infamous SNATCH THIEF! Not the most welcoming sign.

Beware of the infamous SNATCH THIEF! Not the most welcoming sign.

I checked out and grabbed a cab to central station. From the station I jumped on the fast train to the airport and soon enough was on my flight to Hong Kong.

The train is the fastest option to the airport and also has wifi aboard!

The train is the fastest option to the airport and also has wifi aboard!

One hour transfer and then a flight to Beijing, the reality that my October holiday was coming to an end.

Trip Summary

Malaysia and Brunei have many similarities but also many differences. I had a great time exploring them both and have some memories that will last a lifetime.

Highlights include:
Malaysia

  • Feeling like you’re on the top of the world from the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Towers!
  • Eating Malaysian cuisine with locals on the side of the street.
  • Running from monkeys and watching them harass and steal from tourists at the Batu Caves.
  • Relaxing and being treated like a real guest at Bon Ton Resort.
  • Having a private tour of the beautiful beaches of Langkawi.
  • Seeing pink and purple sunsets over the Malacca Strait.

Brunei

  • Visiting the Bandar Seri Begawan during a tropical downpour and seeing magnificent gold everywhere.
  • River boat rides into the Ulu Temburong National Park.
  • Living like a King at the Empire Hotel.
  • Dealing with immigration at Brunei’s international airport (something I’ll never forget, but not because it’s a best memory).

This was surely an action packed trip with 8 flights in 7+ days and 4 different areas explored in 2 different countries. Another area of South East Asia visited and looking forward to going back one day to visit some new places in Malaysia!

Selamat Tinggal Malaysia and Brunei! Until next time!

Selamat Tinggal Malaysia and Brunei! Until next time!

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