By Michael Robotham. First published in Escape Travel. Reproduced with permission by Michael Robotham and News Ltd.
The brief was simple: a family holiday, somewhere unusual, somewhere memorable.
It has to be outside Australia," said my eldest princess, a teenage travel snob. "And...
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Trips & tours in MalaysiaPrice$ 0Countries visited: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand13 daysHunt down the best dumpling in Singapore, hang in pretty-cat Malacca, get your laksa on in Kuala Lumpur and trek through the Cameron Highlands, then swing over to Thailand and...
Why we love Malaysia
Look up the definition of multicultural and you’ll find a picture of Malaysia. OK, you won’t, but you should. This country puts the mmmm in mmmmelting pot. Everyone from the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and the Japanese have ruled Malaysia, or at least parts of it. Not to mention a sultan or two.
Then there were the traders who came from India and China, bringing with them spices and silks. The result is an awesome mix of people, cultures and food. It’d be easy just to eat your way through Malaysia.
There are dumplings, curries, seafood and noodles galore. But we also recommend a few culture activities between meals.
Scale (by elevator) the Menara Kuala Lumpur, go trekking the Cameron Highlands and explore the colourful markets of Penang.
Your safety is our top priority. It’s one of the main things we consider when designing and operating our trips. Here’s some of the ways we help to keep you safe, and a few of the things you can do to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons. Before you travel We monitor travel alerts provided by the Australian, UK, USA and Canadian governments on a daily basis. Before a tour goes on sale we assess any risks and decide how to reduce and manage these. If we determine that an entire trip, part of a trip or an activity is too risky we won’t do it. It’s as simple as that. If we can’t address the issues and improve conditions we might modify an itinerary, change the accommodation or even decide not to travel to a certain location. Our overseas staff and local leaders are trained to address any health and safety concerns during trips. Before you travel, we’ll give you an emergency phone number. You’ll also get comprehensive pre-departure information, with information about vaccinations and other relevant health issues. We’ll also tell you if there’s any special clothing or equipment you need to bring. During your trip: You local leader is trained in first aid and always carries a first aid kit. Being a local means that if something does go wrong they know fastest and most effective way to get help. We’ll also give you a 24-hour emergency number in addition to the emergency destination telephone number. What you can do: Read through all the information we send you. If you’ve got any questions we’re always available to help. Keep an eye out for travel alerts by consulting your local Foreign Office. We also monitor these daily so that we can modify tours if necessary. Get some medical travel advice about the countries you are visiting, particularly about vaccinations and the type of personal first aid kit you should carry. Make sure you tell us any medical conditions, special needs or dietary requirements you might have. Get your vaccinations and take relevant medication well before travelling so they have time to take effect.
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By Michael Robotham. First published in Escape Travel. Reproduced with permission by Michael Robotham and News Ltd.Read on...
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