Just wanted some critique on the tentative plan we have for our stay in Malaysia (KL & Penang). Let me know what changes / recommendation that everyone would have –
We are a large family of 5 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 children (6 & 3 yrs) coming from India staying in KL from June 24 till June 28 and then 3 days till July 1 in Penang. I know we are right in the middle of Hari Raya but these were the only days that suited all of us hence the additional planning required.
We are staying in Hotel Parkroyal while in KL and at Golden Sands in Penang. The plan is as follows –
June 24, Sat – Check in the morning. After lunch go to the KLCC / Petronas area - Petronas Towers (outside), Petrosains Discovery Center, KLCC Park, Lake Symphony. Figure out dinner post that. Any suggestion for vegetarian food?
June 25, Sun – We were planning to go to Sunway Lagoon on either Sun or Monday. Given that Hari Raya Puasa Day 1 might be on Sunday we are assuming the parks would be relatively less crowded on Day 1 rather than Day 2. Please guide us if our thinking is wrong. Plan to catch dinner at Sunway Pyramid.
June 26, Mon – Kids loved Climb Central in Singapore, planning to do similar at Camp 5. Then head to Menara Kuala Lumpur & Chinatown - Central Market in the evening. Dinner around – City Center. Post settling the kids and parents at the hotel, we were planning to catch a drink around TREC.
June 27, Tues – With 2 teenagers and 2 active kids, was planning to go to District 21 at IOT Mall. How is that place? Post that visit the Bird Park and catch dinner around Bangsar Village (Gange Café / WTF?)
June 28, Wed – Fly to Penang. Check In the hotel and relax by the pool and the beach.
June 29, Thurs – Hire a car for Butterfly Park, Penang Hill & Kek Lok Si Temple
June 30, Fri – Relax by the hotel in the first half. Roam around Georgetown in the afternoon / evening. Street Art, 3D Museums etc. Had a question here – What is the best way to roam around with kids and parents. Should we hire a car for this day too or manage with Trishaw and with few of us on cycles or we should just walk? Availability of cycles with kids seats?
July 1 – Sat – Check out, Fly to KL, Fly to India.
Some questions – Batu caves seems a lot of pain with elderly parents and young kids. Is it fine to skip it? Haven’t specifically planned a mall visit, If we had to go to one mall which one would you recommend. Pavillion / Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur? Or as we are already at 1 Utama / IOT Mall we can skip an extra visit?
I know the post has lot of questions, so thank you for reading it through and thanks in advance for any feedback and additional recommendations.