An opportunity for bonding and fun, the Malaysian school holidays are something that families anticipate patiently. Who says holidays can’t be educational? Take the time to plan some exciting AND educational family activities in Malaysia for the school holidays - we have 5 educational trips that the kids are sure to love!
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Kuala Kangsar is a very pleasant town located in Northern Perak and has a very deep sense of Malay identity. This beautiful building is called Istana Kenangan or Palace of Memories. It was built in 1931 and served as the temporary royal quarters for the Sultan of Perak until the official residence was completed. It was built only of wood, without a the use of a single nail. Today it houses a museum but unfortunately it was closed for maintenance when we visited ☹️. #kualakangsar #perak #malaysia #malaysiatrulyasia #asia #southeastasia #istana #kenangan #istanakenangan #palace #memories #palaceofmemories #woodenpalace #golden
Kuala Kangsar is a well-preserved royal town comfortably cradled in the nook of the Perak river. This historical town is filled with well-preserved buildings passed down from kings of old. Take the kids for a trip to the Perak Royal Museum - also known as Istana Kenangan (or Palace of Memories) - for a history lesson on how the Malay Sultanate used to live. As an added bonus, swing by Pak Mazin’s workshop to witness the centuries-old tradition of Keris-crafting by a bona fide master. Great for kids who are budding history buffs and parents too!
Find out more about our Kuala Kangsar Day Excursion package here: https://www.mayflower.com.my/media/522063/kuala-kangsar-full-day-excursion_03102019.pdf
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The school holidays are the perfect time to get your kids out of the house with fresh air in their lungs! No better place to go than Cameron Highlands - with its rolling hills, mossy forests and plenty of natural wonders to explore. Chase down more than butterflies at the Butterfly Garden - where a live insect gallery and a zoological garden await for an eye-opening and instructional yet fun experience! After that, head to Big Red Strawberry Farm (also known as Taman Agro Tourism) where you and your family can learn about hydroponic farming and try your hand at picking strawberries!
Find out more about Cameron Highlands Grand Package at: https://www.mayflower.com.my/media/522220/cameron-highland-grand-adventure_02102019.pdf
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Travelling to East Malaysia at the end of the year? If you and your family are headed to Sarawak, you absolutely MUST go to the Sarawak Cultural Village - a “Living Museum” that showcases the best of what Sarawak’s diverse culture has to offer. With replica buildings that represent every major ethnic group in Sarawak, spanning 17-acres of land at the foot of Mount Santubong, take a peek into the daily lives of various indigenous tribes and their proud traditions. Try your hand at shooting a blowpipe and various tribal traditional dances - these hands-on activities are sure to not only thrill the kids, but the adults too!
Check out our Sarawak Cultural Village package here: https://www.mayflower.com.my/media/624719/kch007_sarawak-cultural-village-sic-_05082019.pdf
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For older kids who are already attending secondary school, a trip to Melaka - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - would be highly beneficial to supplement their history lessons at school! Known as Malaysia’s “Historic State”, Melaka has seen Portuguese, Dutch, and British rule over the years. Uncover Melaka’s colonial past as a major trading port with sites such as the A’ Famosa Fort, the ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Cheng Ho Museum and even climb aboard a replica 17th-century Portuguese ship built to its original dimensions at the Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum!
Check out our Historical Malacca Tour Package here: https://www.mayflower.com.my/media/475796/kul004_historical_malacca-4-_150819.pdf
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Get up-close and personal with these gentle giants at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary! Visitors to the Centre are shown a video, then watch the elephants being washed and fed. You’ll also be given the chance to go into the river with two younger elephants for a bathing session if the waters are high enough! Foster a love for animals and their natural habitat in your children with this unforgettable experience - this definitely beats staying at home watching the Discovery Channel.
Check out our Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary package at: https://www.mayflower.com.my/media/475798/kul018_kuala_gandah_elephant_sanctuary-4-_150819.pdf
Normally busy at work? Take a breather and spend some quality time with your family! Bond with your children, create memories and impart some life-long lessons that they will take into adulthood during the school holidays. We promise it’ll be worth it!