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Singaporeans are wildly popular for hunting for the best foods around. With Malaysia just across the border, there is no lack of food trails waiting to be explored over the weekend! These places are easily accessible with the help of Easybook – the largest online booking portal for coaches, train, ferry and local tour packages in Singapore and Malaysia!

Here are 5 food destinations in Malaysia that you could easily catch a bus ride to for a quick weekend getaway!

Kuala Lumpur

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This capital city of Malaysia is literally food heaven! Spend a short five to seven hours of travelling time to travel to Kuala Lumpur and indulge in the plethora of food for as low as SGD15! Spend the weekend chilling at one of the numerous chic-looking cafes in Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, dig into the local cuisines such as Bak Kut Teh or Hokkien Mee that offers a unique Malaysian taste!


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Dubbed as “The Food Paradise of Asia”, you can literally find food almost ANYWHERE in every corner of Penang! From the famous Penang Laksa to Chendol, it is almost non-stop eating once you reach this small town. Head over to the famed Gurney Drive for scrumptious local hawker food such as Char Kway Teow, Oyster Omelette and Lor Mee, or simply savour the street food that Penang is well-known for. Travel to Penang by bus for about nine hours at only SGD42 to SGD45!


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For some delectable local Peranakan cuisine, catch a bus ride to Malacca, which is only a mere three hours away! With bus tickets going for as low as SGD16 or at most SGD50, it is a popular destination among Singaporeans, and tourists alike, for a short weekend food hunt! Visit the big Jonker Street for Malacca’s famous chicken rice balls. Else, there are plenty of restaurants serving up mouth-watering Nonya and Peranakan dishes!


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Durian lovers alert! Desaru is THE place to go if you have an insatiable appetite for durians! A short two hours and fifteen minutes bus ride away, Desaru is famed for its durian fruit farm and beautiful beach resorts. Furthermore, no trip to Desaru is complete without savouring some of the fresh seafood that this coastal settlement has to offer! With promotional fares for adult and child going as low as SGD5, Desaru makes a perfect family weekend getaway!


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Ipoh is well-known for its hawker fare – some of which are relatively difficult to find elsewhere. Also labelled as one of Malaysia’s food paradise, there is no lack of hawker food in this town. Hakka Mee, Assam Laksa, Rojak, White Coffee, Bean Sprouts Chicken, the list of hawker food goes on and on. With so many tasty food choices available, expect to eat at least 6 meals a day right here in Ipoh! The bus ride to Ipoh is approximately seven to eight hours away, including meal stops and washroom breaks, with fares going as low as SGD30 for both adults and children.

There are so many food destinations in Malaysia that are simply a short bus ride away. With the wide range of bus operators available at Easybook, these food places are now even more accessible! Simply book your bus tickets through ShopBack to enjoy 2.5% cashback on top of the highly affordable bus fares. So what are you waiting for, your foodie journey in Malaysia awaits!

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