Travel Guide For Malaysians In 2017
Malaysians love to travel. According to a global survey, more Malaysians are travelling abroad for leisure with nine in 10 having done so between 2013 and 2015.
They also make an average of three leisure trips overseas, higher than the global average of two. This trend of leisure and business trips are expected to rise.
This lifestyle is made easier with the many public holidays we get to enjoy in the country. Known for its multiculturalism, Malaysia celebrates 15 public holidays, religious and secular. As for school holidays, there are two main stretches – mid-year holidays from late May until mid-June, which last two weeks; and the year-end holidays, from mid-November until early January, usually lasting six weeks.
In between those two are weeklong mid-term breaks, the first in March and the second in September.
So, with much time to kill, what do you do? Well, how about a long-weekend getaway. As we are blessed with abundant holidays, some coinciding with the weekend, all you need is some savvy planning skills and coupled with a few leaves, you are set to go.
Sure, planning a long trip can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? What’s step one? It is easy to get overwhelmed in the beginning, especially when you are new to this.
But in a continuing effort to get you out the door and into the world, we’ve created this long weekend guide to planning a trip that breaks down the process, so that planning and budgeting becomes easier and less overwhelming.
What’s step one again, you ask? Well, read this guide. We’ve got you sorted out.