Self-Drive – A great way to see Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur City Skyline at Evening, MalaysiaWith trends towards independent travel on the increase, according to a recent survey* carried out by Independent Traveller’s World (ITW), 44% of those surveyed purporting they prefer FIT over group departures. Self-drive programs are a perfect answer. Self-drive holidays are for those who want the flexibility of seeing a country on their own time schedule.

Goway has been offering self-drives quite successfully throughout Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa for some time. So why not Asia? For a self-drive program to be attractive, it has to make sense. Is it easy to navigate the country using road signs in English? Are the roads in good condition? Is it relatively safe to drive in that country? Do locals follow common traffic laws or do they create their own? One may want to reconsider purchasing a self-drive holiday in India, as an example, where car horns or more widely used than signal lights, but in destinations like Malaysia, self-drives are a safe and easy way to navigate the country.

Tea Plantation and Rural Road at Sunset in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Drive through rural roads in the Cameron Highlands

Why is a Malaysia perfect for a self-drive?

  • All signs are in English
  • An efficient North to South Expressway makes it convenient
  • Smaller country roads make for interesting village stops
  • Good road maps available
  • In the event you get lost, there’s always someone to help.
  • Travel at your own pace and go as you please

Goway’s Malaysia self-drive program includes some of the most sought after highlights in Malaysia, like the jungles of Taman Negara, the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands, the beaches of Langkawi, and the ever-popular cities of Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Aerial View of Langkawi Landscape, Malaysia
Aerial view of Langkawi

A 12-Day program starts at $1506CAD / $1130USD.

12-Day Malaysia Selfdrive

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*Statistics taken from an independent survey commissioned by ITW with a sample size of 300. Surveys were distributed in travel shops and leisure centres across London. Respondents were aged between 18 and 45.

Beach Scene in Penang, Malaysia
Enjoy the beaches of Penang
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