Hi, we're going to Malaysia on 14 January '14 for a month. Flying into KL and staying for 3 nights, then on to Langkawi for a week. Booked flights to Penang; not sure how long we'll stay there but had planned to drive over to the east coast via Cameron Highlands. However, whilst researching, I've found that it's monsoon season on the east coast. Will it be really awful and should we just not bother. We had Singapore on our itinerary initially but not going because do we really need to go to ANOTHER city? No! Anyway, all input would be appreciated please.
Elsa, Do you mean West Coast Malaysia? East coast is Sabah, Sarawak.
Many articles/websites you read suggest avoiding travel between (Nov-Feb). However, that does not mean it will rain all day or even every day.
When it rains in Malaysia it rains very heavily. You may experience thunderstorms but it is always for an hour or two, then the sun is out shining again the whole time it is extremely hot and humid.
January is the perfect time to travel, especially next year Visit Malaysia 2014! almost 5 years agoAnswered by Rave via WorldNomads.com
Thanks for your answer. I meant the east coast of peninsular Malaysia probably from Kuantan down, not Borneo. We don't have time to do Borneo justice.
I've read that it's monsoon time along that coast in January and that the islands and ferries to them are closed. We weren't going to the islands but, if they're closed then the weather must be bad? The reason were planning to visit there is because although we do like beaches, I can't stand the regimented umbrella sunbathing crowds and apparantelly along that coast, there's not too many tourists and we should find some quiet areas. almost 5 years ago