Craving for a road trip? Here are 4 highly recommended day trip ideas around Malaysia

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The long weekends are over and it’s going to be another month before we can enjoy yet another 3 day weekend. But that doesn’t mean that we cannot still pack our bags for a quick one-day road trip! Here are 4 parts of Malaysia that are definitely worth the drive out of town! 

Chamang Waterfall - Bentong

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If a trip into the beauty of nature is the best way to destress for you, then maybe a trip to the clear cool waters of the secluded Chamang Waterfall is the best answer. The waterfall is located 75 km away from the city centre and only about a 1.5 hours drive. 

Pantai Klebang - Melaka

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If you’re an avid “road tripper” you would probably have made that usual Melaka historical tour. But we suggest avoiding the usual hotspots in Melaka and hitting the sandy dunes of Klebang instead. Pantai Klebang is Melaka’s worst kept secret just a little further off from the famous Klebang milkshake! 

Qing Xin Ling - Ipoh 

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Coffee tours and Concubine Lane are the highlights of Ipoh, but have you ever heard of the small cultural village set within the tranquil backdrops of Ipoh’s limestone cliffs? Qing Xin Ling is only 5.9 km away from Ipoh’s city centre and will send you back in time to the 60s and 70s with the traditional homes and shoplots in the village while the limestone hiking tour will give you a whiff of working life back then as well. 

Bandar di Raja Kuala Kangsar - Perak 

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Probably the most underrated city in the whole of Perak is the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar. You might think that it’s just another township but this writer has personally been brought around by the state culture and heritage guide and discovered the many heritage arts that the Perak state government is working hard to preserve!