A weeklong trip eating through the streets of Penang and climbing the highest free-standing mountain in Southeast Asia in Sabah.
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Asia7 days / April 2019
Highs & Lows
Watching the sunrise atop Mount Kinabalu, Sabah
The food in Sabah, though good, doesn't compare to Penang
Splitting your time in Malaysia on the cultural gem Penang and the wild Sabah.
The first 2D2N is spent in Penang eating and sight seeing, before the rest of the 5D5N is spent island hopping in Sabah as well as hiking Mount Kinabalu!
Q & A
What would you have changed?
If time permits, I would also visit the Poring Hotspring in Sabah or add a day trip to Langkawi.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
We ended up taking too long to descend Mount Kinabalu and missed dinner.
How was the food?
The food in Penang was fantastic, I've recommended the best restaurants in the itinerary.
Bring thermals for Mount Kinabalu as well as sturdy hiking gears as it is a technical hike and cold on the top.
Download the Grab app which is the Uber of Southeast Asia and an affordable way to get around Malaysia.
Pre-book Mount Kinabalu hike months in advance as it has limited spots per day - I went with Sutera Santuary.