MHflypass ASEAN – One pass, three return trips across ASEAN. Priced Between RM1,499 To RM2,699

Hello Travelers!

Malaysia Airlines Bhd is offering MHflypass Asean, a fixed-rate pass that allows multiple trips to exciting destinations all year round across the Asean region.

The pass is currently available at an introductory rate of RM1,299 and allows passengers to fly to 12 cities within Asean through Malaysia Airlines’ extensive network. Each pass comes with six tickets. Pass holders are entitled to three return trips or six one-way trips between the Asean cities of choice. MHflypass offers ultimate convenience and flexibility with a validity of one year, and no blackout periods, which means that pass holders can redeem flights all year round, even during peak periods or high seasons, subject to (seat) availability.

Meanwhile, Zone 2 passes enable travel between Kuala Lumpur and Manila, Hanoi, and Bali at RM2,099, whereas Zone 3 passes that encompass the widest choice of destinations can be purchased at just RM2,699.The Asean pass comes as an addition to the MHflypass line, which was introduced in April 2021, and consists of flight coupons for domestic travel within Malaysia.The offer also comes with unlimited flight changes, allowing passengers to alter their itinerary at no charge

sources : – https://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/plan-your-trip/mhflypass/asean-flypass.html


Mitsubishi Xpander at WAHDAH

If you’re looking to rent a Mitsubishi Xpander, Wahdah is the place to do it. With our extensive fleet of vehicles and flexible terms, we can help you find the perfect car at an affordable price.

The Mitsubishi Xpander 2020 is the perfect car for you if you’re looking for something that’s bold and futuristic, but also very balanced.

Close up review about Xpander.

1 – The Xpander has a bold, futuristic design that looks good both in front and rear views. It also has a ‘floating roof’ on its C -pillar, which gives it a unique look compared to other SUVs in its class.

2 – When you sit in the front or back seats, you’ll find that the suspension system is very well-tuned—it absorbs all the bumps in the road without feeling too hard or soft. That makes it a great choice for anyone who’s looking for an SUV with a modern look and comfortable ride!

3 – The Mitsubishi Xpanders interior is a little roomier than its competitors, and that means more space for passengers, luggage, and cargo. The seats in the second row are particularly spacious—even more so than in the third row. That means more legroom and headroom for those who sit there, which is a big plus on long trips.

4 – The seat cushions are also soft, so they won’t make your butt ache after hours of driving. Plus, they’re quilted with stitching that adds even more comfort!

5 – The Xpander is also the longest and widest car in its class. So, it has plenty of room inside without feeling cramped when you drive it around town or on a road trip!

6- The Mitsubishi Xpander has various spaces to store items. Among them are on the dashboard on the passenger side, driver side, centre console, back on the front seat (3 pockets) and on the door side. It even comes with extra storage under the front passenger seat.

Well, if you are interested in renting an xpander. You can go to our website at www.wahdah.my to book now.


A guide to entry into Malaysia via VTL-Land & VTL-Air

The announcement of the expansion of the VTL (visit, travel, live) scheme for Singaporeans is a big deal. With this, it will be easier for Singaporeans to visit Johor Bahru, and even live there! Singaporeans can now head off to the shopping and foodie paradise of Johor Bahru without having to worry about travel restrictions so long as they have a valid VTL voucher. The scheme has been expanded, effective 20th December 2021, and is now the main transportation option for those looking to cross the causeway.

As you’ve already heard, Malaysia and Singapore VTL travel have two modes of transportation that you can choose from which are through land and air. Despite that, which one is more convenient and cost efficient remains a question for many of us.

That being said, let’s dive in and break down the process and cost between the two.

Among the SOPs are:

  • Only for fully vaccinated travelers.
  • No quarantine needed.
  • Undergo a Covid-19 test 48 hours before departure: 
    a. RT-PCR test for VTL-Air travelers.
    b. RTK-Ag (professional) or RT-PCR test for VTL-Land travelers.
  • Undergo Covid-19 test on arrival:
    a. RT-PCR test in KLIA/ KLIA 2 for VTL-Air travelers.
    b. RTK-Ag (professional) test at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru for VTL-Land travelers.
  • Additional Tests Required:
    a. RTK-Ag (professional) test on Day-3 and Day-5.
    b. RT-Ag self test on Day-2, Day-4 and Day-6 (results to be reported on the MySejahtera application)
  • The additional test also applies to Malaysian VTL travelers returning from Singapore.

Choose your mode of travel

VTL Land

For VTL land between Singapore and Malaysia, there’s only 2 available buses for you to choose from either Causeway Link or Transtar Travel. Each departure ticket from Singapore is priced at S$15 (+-RM47) for adults and S$8 (+- RM25) for children. It’s cheaper when you’re going to Singapore with each ticket price at RM20 (+-S$7) for adults and RM10 (+-S$3) for children.

Before the pandemic it was estimated more than 300,000 people cross the Malaysia–Singapore border everyday which makes it one of the busiest land border crossings in the world. Although the number was reduced to a mere 3000 people, and even lower to 1500 people recently, there are many who need to cross the border everyday.

This in turn makes the VTL bus ticket very popular and highly sought after by everyone. We advised you to book early if you choose to cross using the VTL land option.


For air travel, you can choose between six airlines that provide VTL Flights : Singapore Airlines, Scoot, AirAsia, Jetstar, Malaysia Airlines, and Malindo Air. Be sure to double check every detail that your flight you are booking is the designated VTL flight.

The ticket price (including return ticket) varies depending on how long your travel time and when your departure date. But the estimated cost is between S$747 – S$980 per adult person. So, it’s clear to say that VTL land by bus is better if you’re only looking to cross the border into Johor Bahru. But, if you are planning to spend your vacation at a place much farther away, go ahead and book the VTL flight.

Get Travel Insurance That Include COVID-19 Coverage

Both the Singapore and Malaysia governments agreed to make it compulsory for short term visitors to have an insurance policy which covers at least RM100,000 (S$32,200 to enter Malaysia and S$30,000 to enter Singapore) in the event they need treatment or quarantined due to COVID-19.

Download MySejahtera App for Use in Malaysia

MySejahtera has become as important as wearing a mask when you leave your house. It’s compulsory to use this app to enter most restaurants, malls, and public amenities that are available in Malaysia. 

You can find and install the app thru App Store, Play Store and even HUAWEI Store.

IMPORTANT TIPS: Do not wait till the last minute to verify your vaccination status on the app. You’ll have to upload your vaccination cert and details, and it will take up to five working days for it to be processed. The process will look like this: 

  1. Head over to your profile on the app
  2. Tap on “MySejahtera Helpdesk” (option N)
  3. Select “I have received my vaccination overseas and would like to obtain my digital certificate” 
  4. Follow the instructions from there to fill in the necessary details and upload your vaccination cert

Travelers also have to register at Malaysia’s MySafeTravel portal, at least seven days before your flight. So, you need to prepare everything early (a week before) from your departure date to avoid any issues at the border checkpoint.

Arrival in Johor Bahru

Once you land in Johor Bahru, the first thing you’ll have to do is take an On-Arrival Test at Larkin Bus Terminal (VTL by land) or Senai International Airport if you choose the VTL flight. The test costs RM90 (~S$29.30) but includes 2 travel vouchers valid on bus rides within the state. Tourists can book the RTK-Ag Tests online, or they can do it at a nearby hospital or clinic.

Book professional COVID-19 test with Get Test Fast by Maju Healthcare!

WAHDAH partners up with Get Test Fast by Maju Healthcare – providing certified and convenient COVID-19 screening services at Drive-Thru Centres (DTC) with on-site labs capable of immediate sample analysis. Encounter a seamless experience throughout your travels in Malaysia with us!

Going back to Singapore

When coming back to Singapore after an extended stay in Malaysia, passengers are required to take a PCR or ART test within two days of departure at one of the approved testing centers by MOH Malaysia, and submit an SG Arrival Card within 72 hours before coming back to Singapore. Upon arrival, travelers will also have to take daily Covid-19 ART tests for a week. The ones on days three and seven will be done at a Combined or Quick Test Centre, while the other tests can be self-administered.

Cost breakdown for both VTL mode of transport

So, there are 7 things to consider in your travel budget when using VTL Singapore to Malaysia. (please refer to the image below)

Note: Covid-19 testing requirements may vary depending on Singapore and Malaysia’s latest VTL measures. Find out more on ICA (Singapore) and MITI (Malaysia).

Please do not hesitate to email ask@wahdah.my or call us at Hotline :+6016 277 4594 for any inquiries.


11.11 Special Offer!

Grab your chance to book a car for your upcoming vacations with 15% OFF when you place a booking starting 11 November to 22 November 2021.

This special promo is subject but not limited to the following Terms & Conditions :

  1. The promo code is valid for any customer and set as one-time used only.
  2. Placement of booking starting from 11 Nov until 22 Nov 2021.
  3. Travel date can be anytime!
  4. This limited time promotion applies for all locations and car type base on availability at the website.
  5. We encourage customer to use the paylater feature for travel date on December and onwards for convenience.

Other main terms and conditions still applicable unless stated.

7 Practical Driving Tips in Indonesia – WAHDAH

Welcome to Indonesia, a land of diverse cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant cities. Driving in Indonesia offers a unique opportunity to explore this beautiful country at your own pace. However, for foreigners, navigating the roads here can be both exhilarating and challenging. 

To help you adapt to local traffic rules and driving habits, here are essential Indonesia driving tips:

1. Odd-Even System in Jakarta

Source: Kumparan

One of the most critical Indonesia driving tips, especially in Jakarta, revolves around the ‘Odd-Even System’ or ‘Sistem Ganjil Genap’. This system is unique to Jakarta and plays a crucial role in managing traffic flow. Vehicles with odd-numbered license plates and even-numbered ones are allowed on the roads on alternating days. 

This policy restricts private vehicles from entering specific zones based on the last digit of their license plate number. It’s vital to stay informed about these regulations, which you can easily do by checking the latest updates on Google Maps and Waze.

2. e-Toll Cards

Source: Snapy

When driving across Jakarta, an e-Toll card, also known as e-Money, is indispensable. This card not only simplifies paying tolls but also can be used for parking, public transport like the KRL Commuter Line, and even in select minimarkets. 

You can purchase the e-Toll card from us or at local stores like Indomaret or Alfamart. Load it with a minimum of Rp50,000 for a smooth and hassle-free travel experience.

3. Parking Etiquette and Tips

Source: Tirto ID

Parking in Indonesia often involves interaction with local parking attendants, especially near convenience stores like Lawson, Indomaret, and Alfamart. These individuals, while not official parking staff, play a vital role in assisting with parking and ensuring the safety of your vehicle. 

As part of Indonesian culture, it’s customary to tip them a minimum of Rp2,000. This gesture of goodwill is appreciated and contributes to the local community spirit.

4. Child Seats

Source: iStock

Traveling with children requires extra precautions, and one of the critical driving tips in Indonesia is ensuring the safety of young passengers. The type of child seat needed depends on your child’s height, weight, and the car’s specifications. 

For utmost safety and comfort, we recommend including a child seat in your rental. Please specify this need during your booking process to ensure the availability of a suitable child seat.

5. Navigating Indonesian Traffic

Source: Kompas

Indonesian traffic can be busy, particularly in urban areas. Patience and attentiveness are key. Be prepared for sudden stops, and always keep a safe distance from other vehicles. Motorcycles are common, and they often weave through traffic, so extra vigilance is necessary.

6. Understanding Local Road Signs and Signals

Source: Sinergi

Familiarize yourself with Indonesian road signs and signals. While some signs are universal, others might be unique to the country. Knowing these signs will enhance your driving experience and ensure adherence to local laws.

7. Respect Local Customs and Practices

Source: TaslabNews

Indonesia has a rich tapestry of local customs, and respecting these can make your journey more enjoyable. For instance, honking is often used as a friendly signal, especially in rural areas. Understanding and respecting these nuances will enrich your driving experience in Indonesia.

Driving in Indonesia can be a delightful experience, offering you the freedom to explore the country’s stunning landscapes and rich heritage. By following these essential driving tips in Indonesia, you’re set for an enjoyable and safe journey. 

Whether you’re cruising through the bustling streets of Jakarta or exploring the scenic countryside, these tips will help you navigate Indonesian roads like a local. Rent a car with WAHDAH today and explore Indonesia at your own leisure!

Steering Through Malaysian Driving Regulations

Comprehensive Guide for International Drivers

Exploring Malaysia by car offers travelers a unique opportunity to witness the country’s diverse cultures and stunning landscapes. To ensure a hassle-free journey, it is crucial to navigate through Malaysia’s driving regulations and requirements.

According to Section 28 outlined in the Road Transport Act 1987, of the act, ASEAN license holders can drive in Malaysia with their domestic licenses, provided they are valid. Hence, drivers from the 10 ASEAN member countries may freely use their national driver’s license in the other nine member countries without requiring an IDP.

These participating countries include:

  • Myanmar
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Brunei
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Philippines

Furthermore, it is essential for ASEAN license holders to present a valid driving license along with an English or Malay translation if the license is in a different language.

On the other hand, non-ASEAN citizens will require a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) to be allowed to drive on Malaysian roads during their trip here. 

This comes as, according to the Malaysian Department of Road Transport (JPJ), obtaining an IDP  is a MUST for drivers from non-ASEAN countries. 


ASEAN License Holders:

Drivers from ASEAN member countries (Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines) may use their domestic licenses in Malaysia. English or Malay translation is needed if the license is in a different language.

Non-ASEAN Citizens:

  • Require a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Malaysia.
  • IDP is essential and recognized worldwide.
  • Valid for up to one year.

Document Submission to process IDP:

  • Submit passport and valid driving license to your country’s embassy.
  • Embassy validates the license and issues the IDP.

IDP Eligibility Criteria and Application:

  • Check specific requirements of your home country.
  • Follow application procedures outlined by your country’s automobile association or government agency.

General Tips for IDP Application:

  • Research requirements of the issuing country.
  • Plan for varying processing times.
  • Beware of third-party services charging high fees.

In conclusion, understanding license recognition, obtaining an IDP when necessary, and adhering to specific requirements ensures a legal and enjoyable driving experience in Malaysia. Follow this guide for a smooth journey through the scenic roads of this culturally diverse country.

10 Christmas Events in Kuala Lumpur You Should Visit [2023]

Many communities in KL are meeting and planning Christmas events in preparation for the holiday season! Although the weather in Malaysia isn’t particularly festive, we can assure you that your Christmas will be one to remember! Whether you’re the Grinch or a cheerful elf this holiday season, here are some Christmas events in KL you shouldn’t miss!

We’d also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! May Christmas bring you and your family nothing but pleasure and joy.

  1. The Latin Christmas Charity Bazaar

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CzkvrRyha-t/?img_index=1

Save the date for this year’s Latin Bazaar! We’re happy to inform you that the Latin Women’s Association of Malaysia will hold the Latin Christmas Charity Bazaar 2023 for three days! The entire profit from this Christmas market in KL will be donated to the Selangor and Federal Territory Association for the Mentally Handicapped (SAMH).

Date: Friday to Sunday, 17th November to 19th November 2023

Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Location: The LINC KL, 360, Jln Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. Sip & Paint Night: Wishing Upon A Christmas Star

Source: https://artandbonding.com/art-studio/wishing-upon-a-christmas-star-02dec2023/

Come try a fresh night out with paint and wine! Nothing beats spending a night doing what you enjoy, relaxing, chatting, or painting while sipping a glass of wine. This session is ideal for stress relief, especially for working adults. Don’t worry if you’ve never painted before; they’ll walk you through the process!

You can book your spot here!

Date: Saturday, 2nd December 2023

Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Location: Art & Bonding, No.22-3, Jalan 25/70A Desa Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50480

  1. Da Red Gobbo’s Secret Christmas Gift Exchange

Source: https://allevents.in/lawrenceville/da-red-gobbos-super-secret-gift-exchange-part-two/200025773520004#google_vignette

Visit the Warhammer @ Publika to celebrate the holidays and meet new Hobby friends by participating in the Annual Red Gobbo Gift Exchange! It’s pretty much like a Secret Santa where you’ll receive random Warhammer stuff from the Gift List at the store from another stranger!

The Secret Gift Exchange requires a minimum purchase of RM185. Once purchased, wrap your Exchange present and leave it at the store after you’ve purchased it. Make sure to return to the store on Saturday, December 16th 2023 for the Annual Holiday Party, which will include games, prizes, cookies, and the Secret Gift Exchange! 

Date: Saturday, 16th December 2023

Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Publika, D4-G3-3, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

  1. Latin Solo Xmas Dance Party 2023

Source: https://www.latinsolo.com/tc-events/latin-solo-xmas-dance-party-2023/

Don’t worry if you don’t have a partner! Simply attend this Christmas party in KL and dance your body away as the Latin music starts playing. This will be a fantastic gathering with dance performances and social dancing. Everyone is more than welcome to be here, and if you’re new to dancing, they also offer dance workshops that will keep your body moving!

Get your tickets here!

Date: Saturday, 16 December 2023

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Hotel Olympic Malaysia, Hotel Olympic Malaysia, Wisma Ocm, Jalan Hang Jebat, City Centre, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. ABWM Christmas Bazaar

Source: ABWM

The Association for British Women in Malaysia is organising this Christmas bazaar in KL! There will be a variety of food vendors, charity booths, a Santa appearance, a kid’s section with a bouncy castle and face painting, carol singers, raffles and a cash bar, as well as other activities. If you want to be a part of this, contact them here and book a spot for RM25!

Date: Sunday, 26th November 2023

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Location: JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 183, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. Christmas Lunch Tatto

Source: Facebook

This Christmas lunch at Tatto is another wonderful Christmas event in KL hosted by the ABWM! Join them for a fantastic three-course meal, carol singers, a Christmas quiz, and plenty of holiday fun. Sign up now before all of the spaces are gone!

Date: Thursday, 7th December 2023

Time: 12:30pm

Location: Tatto, G-1 Hampshire Place Office, Jalan Mayang Sari, Kuala Lumpur

  1. The School @ JayaOne Christmas Bazaar

Source: https://myfirstseed.co/workshop-types/offline/

This one is for all the kids out there! Participate in My FirstSeed’s entertaining Kidpreneurs’ Weekend Bazaar to see youngsters sell their items and develop real-world skills while they learn about business. This is definitely one of the Christmas places to visit if you want to show your support for the little ones!

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 9th & 10th December 2023

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location: The School @ Jaya One, Block J, The School, Jaya One, 72A, Jln Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

  1. Christmas Coffee Morning and Pot Luck Lunch

Source: https://www.abwm.com.my/events

Another Christmas celebration in KL on ABWM House, come toast a glass of mulled wine to toast the holiday season. You’ll be enjoying a potluck lunch, so take this opportunity to show off your culinary skills because you’ll be bringing one! Sign up now to make this Christmas one to remember!

Date: Friday, 15th December 2023

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Location: ABWM House, 23, Jalan Telawi 9, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. Le Marché de Noël

Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=204622195279002&set=pb.100071936680899.-2207520000

Le Marché de Noel is a fundraiser organised by members of KL’s French community to aid Malaysian children with potentially fatal medical illnesses. Since their inception, they have raised more than RM1.3 million, so let us be in this together during this season of giving.

Date: Thursday, 30th November 2023

Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Location: STEG Kuala Lumpur, 51, Jalan Tiong Nam, Off, Jln Raja Laut, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. Sunny Side Up Market: Christmas Edition 2023

Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=814444560689008&set=a.396645229135612

Get all of your holiday shopping done at this Christmas market in KL! The items that are selling here are a curated selection of local community merchants, ranging from clothing to accessories, home decor, natural beauty and wellness products, pet lifestyle products, handcrafted, festive meals, and other lovely souvenirs and gifts! This event is also 100% pet-friendly, so bring your furry companions along.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 2nd and 3rd December 2023

Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Location: Slate @ The Row, 44, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Ready to join the Christmas events?

Consider the ease of getting a rental car from WAHDAH, your trusted car rental company, as you prepare to experience these exciting Christmas events in KL. Having your vehicle to travel in during the Christmas season not only eases the journey but also allows you to enjoy the beauty and pleasure of the great Malaysian community throughout the holiday season!

Christmas Road Trips: 7 Top Destinations in Malaysia to Explore

Nothing beats a road trip during the Christmas break while blasting Michael Bublé’s Christmas albums and singing along with your loved ones. December is unquestionably the best month to enjoy Malaysia’s beauty, with plenty of sunshine during the day, making it ideal for sightseeing.

Though Malaysia does not have winter, the month of December appears to have one of the lowest temperature ranges from 24 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. There may be a little rain here and there, but let’s just pretend it’s snow!

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas, with everything decorated in the Christmas theme and stockings hung about. We understand how excited you are for Christmas and would like to use this time to wish you hope, peace, and loads of Christmas cookies this time of year! Not only that, but we’d love to show you some of the best places to go for Christmas in Malaysia!

  1. Cameron Highlands

Source: https://robbreport.com.my/passport/christmas-tree-lighting-2018-package-cameron-highlands-resorts/

Cameron Highlands is the best destination to experience the cosy, cool Malaysia Christmas holiday. Something about the cooling air makes you feel like you’re in a Christmas movie – with beautiful greenery all around you.

If we were to be particular, we’d recommend that you plan your Christmas holiday at Cameron Highlands Resort since the Christmas atmosphere there is simply beautiful. When you experience it with your own eyes, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is magnificent and serves some of the best Christmas buffets!

  1. Legoland, Johor Bahru

Source: https://www.legoland.com.my/tickets-passes/day-tickets/offers-deals/

Come to Legoland Johor for some brick-tastic fun! This would be an ideal holiday destination, beginning on November 24 and lasting until the end of the year. You’ll get to see the park with a sprinkle of LEGO® enchantment and enjoy the dazzling lights and spectacular seasonal celebrations!

Your children will enjoy this yearly occurrence, especially when they see Santa and the Toy Soldier during the meet and greets. In addition, if you’re lucky, you may win an incredible surprise worth up to RM100,000 in their Annual Advent Calendar* Draw!

*T&C Apply

  1. Genting Highlands

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/12/02/genting-winter-wonderland-is-back

You don’t have to travel all the way to London because… Winter Wonderland has arrived in Genting Highlands! Genting Highlands transforms into a magnificent Christmas paradise, delighting you and your loved ones with a one-of-a-kind festive experience. 

Everything seems like a dream, with sparkling lights, vibrant decorations, and massive Christmas trees! You may also stroll around the Christmas Village, at which you can buy gifts, eat wonderful festive foods, and watch live carolers and musicians play. Nothing beats Christmas in Genting Highlands.

  1. Portuguese Settlement, Melaka

Source: AmazingMelaka.com on Flickr

The Portuguese Settlement is one of the best Christmas places to visit, especially once you’re in Melaka, due to its breathtaking beauty. It has become one of the most awaited celebrations of the year for the population in Melaka, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

The Christmas traditions here have been around for years and are getting stronger than ever! It also has become a famous tourist destination for those who want to experience Christmas in the classic Malaysian way. The feelings here are perfect, with Christmas lights and decorations everywhere.

  1. I-City Shah Alam

Source: https://my.trip.com/moments/detail/shah-alam-14846-10347007?locale=en-MY

Drive down to Shah Alam and explore the magnificent I-City, which is simply spectacular during Christmas. The Snowalk at I-City will allow you to experience snow during Christmas in Malaysia! I-City, as we all know, is a technology park that comes alive at night with millions of brilliant LED lights.

When you arrive, you’ll notice a massive Christmas tree with reindeer made entirely of LED lights. It’s unquestionably one of the places to go for Christmas to immerse yourself in the festive spirit.

  1. Penang

Source: https://www.edgeprop.my/content/1625464/malls-best-christmas-decor

Yes, you’re probably asking where the photo above is, and the answer is Penang! Every year, the Queensbay Mall amazes us with its Christmas decorations. The mall completely transforms into a winter paradise allowing you to thoroughly immerse yourself in the Christmas mood. 

Take advantage of this opportunity to try some delectable foods in Penang. Even if it’s Christmas, a plate of Nasi Kandar or Penang Laksa can never go wrong!

  1. Kuala Lumpur

Source: https://www.tourism.gov.my/news/trade/view/discover-the-wonders-of-christmas-at-pavilion-reit-malls

Last but not least, your Christmas road trip will always come down to Kuala Lumpur. With so many Christmas activities and markets going all over, there isn’t a single day during December when you’ll be bored! 

The malls in KL are always wonderfully decorated, especially the stunning Twin Towers, KLCC, and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur! You’ll get to enjoy a bunch of Christmas deals in addition to celebrating Christmas! Who doesn’t enjoy going Christmas shopping?

Wrapping It Up

Consider the simplicity of renting a car with WAHDAH, your trusted car rental company, while you get ready to explore these gorgeous Christmas road trip destinations. Getting your vehicle to go around during your Christmas road trips not only simplifies the journey but also allows you to enjoy the beauty of Malaysian Christmas traditions!

November at Mount Rinjani

Gunung Rinjani adalah gunung berapi tertinggi kedua (3,726 m) di Indonesia dan terletak di Pulau Lombok. Tempat ini tidak hanya mempesona dengan puncaknya yang megah, yaitu puncak Rinjani, tetapi juga dengan danau kawah yang spektakuler. Itu adalah tempat yang penuh teka-teki dengan pemandangan yang spektakuler dan pengalaman pendakian yang mendebarkan.

This special promo is subject but not limited to the following Terms & Conditions :

  • The promo is valid starting from 3rd November 2023 until 15th November 2023 for self-drive only.
  • Please key in the promocode WAHRINJANI11 at the payment page to claim the discount gift (capped at IDR500,000).
  • Only available for travel/drive date starting from 4th November 2023 until 31st November 2023.
  • Promocode exclusively for booking in Lombok thru WAHDAH Indonesia website at www.wahdah.co.id.
  • Discounts do not apply to surcharges, recovery fees, and optional products and services including damage waiver.
  • This limited time promotion applies for all Indonesia coverage locations (Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali) and car type base on availability at the website.
  • The vehicle images at the website is just for illustration purpose only. The real one might be different.
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off service is subject to geographic and other restrictions.
  • Rental is only effective upon payment. Placement of booking is not recognize as a final confirmation.
  • We encourage customer to use the pay later feature for the booking to ensure smooth and convenient process if there any amendments at a later date.
  • Renter must meet WAHDAH minimum age, driver and credit requirements.
  • WAHDAH reserves the right to reject any booking made without prior notices.
  • Experience Malaysia in November!

    “November’s packed with adventures in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore! Secure your ride with us now, before it’s gone!”

    This special promo is subject but not limited to the following Terms & Conditions:

    1. Booking Period starts from 3th November 2023 to 30th November 2023 for self-drive only.
    2. Driving Period starts from 4th November 2023 to 30th November 2023.
    3. Please key in the promocode NOVDEALS23 at the payment page to claim the discount (capped at MYR200).
    4. The promocode only eligible to redeem for rental booking more than 2 days driving period.
    5. All existing bookings, including for the drive period between 6th September 2023 until 16th September 2023, made prior to this promotional period are not entitled for the discount offer and any request pertaining to the same shall not be entertained.
    6. Discounts do not apply to surcharges, recovery fees, and optional products and services including damage waiver.
    7. This limited time promotion applies for all WAHDAH coverage locations In Malaysia Only.
    8. The vehicle images at the website are just for illustration purpose only. The real one might be different.
    9. All vehicle specifications at the website are based on manufacturer standard without any load (people & luggage). It might change according to your requirements and needs.
    10. Pick-up and drop-off service is subject to geographic and other restrictions.
    11. Rental is only effective upon payment. Placement of booking is not recognized as a final confirmation.
    12. Renter must meet WAHDAH minimum age, driver, and credit requirements.
    13. WAHDAH reserves the right to reject any booking made without prior notices.

    Family Car Rental: Tips For Renting A Car For Family Road Trips

    Why The Right Family Car Matters

    Your vehicle is more than just a mode of transportation on these trips. It becomes an integral part of the experience, considering you will spend most of the time in the car. Think spacious interiors for comfort, safety features for peace of mind, and compatibility with your destination’s terrain.

    If you’re new to planning road trips or simply seeking guidance on improving your car rental choices, this article will be insightful for you. Let’s delve deep into the essential tips on selecting the right rental car for family journeys, ensuring a safe and comfortable trip for all.

    Things to Consider While Renting a Family Car


    When embarking on a road trip, especially with elders or children in tow, safety should always be your top priority. Look for vehicles equipped with advanced safety features such as airbags, anti-lock braking systems (ABS), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), and electronic stability control. These technologies have become standard in many modern cars and can be lifesavers in unexpected situations. 

    Space & Size

    Imagine being on the road for hours, crammed uncomfortably in a tight space. Doesn’t sound fun, does it? Hence, considering the car’s space and size is crucial. First, think about legroom. Everyone should have ample space to stretch out, especially on longer journeys. 

    The trunk’s size is equally important. It needs to accommodate not just luggage but other essentials like strollers, spare tyres, tools, or the souvenirs you might find along the way. Visiting densely populated areas, like Georgetown in Penang, can pose challenges for parking. 

    Therefore, the size of the car matters for such destinations. A smaller car provides more parking options, including parallel parking along the street.

    Destination Terrain

    Not all roads are created equal. If your journey involves city driving, a compact car that’s easy to manoeuvre and park might be your best bet. 

    But if your adventure is taking you off the beaten path, into the mountains or other rough terrains, then a more rugged vehicle is in order. Consider vehicles with 4×4 capabilities, higher ground clearances, and those designed to tackle less-than-perfect road conditions.

    Fuel Efficiency

    It’s easy to overlook, but the type of vehicle you choose can have a significant impact on your trip’s overall cost. Larger vehicles like SUVs or vans might offer more space and comfort, but they typically consume more fuel. Depending on your trip’s length, this can add up. It’s a delicate balance between comfort and economy. 


    While the journey is a big part of any road trip, keeping everyone entertained during those long hours on the road is crucial. The last thing we want on a family road trip is restless kids or elders feeling stiff and cramped. 

    Higher-end vehicles often boast advanced entertainment systems. Look for cars that offer smartphone connectivity, allowing you to stream music or podcasts directly from your device. If you’re traveling with kids, rear-seat entertainment systems allow them to stay entertained, making the journey smoother for everyone. 

    Lastly, in today’s digital age, ensuring the car has ample USB ports for charging is essential. Everyone will want to keep their devices charged, especially on longer trips.

    Which Car Type is Best for Family Road Trips?


    When you hear ‘family car,’ the MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) often comes to mind, and for good reason! Designed with families at the forefront, MPVs typically offer spacious interiors, sliding side doors for easy access (even in tight parking spots), and a versatile seating arrangement. This means you can easily fold down seats for more storage or adjust them to fit everyone comfortably. 

    Many modern MPVs come equipped with cutting-edge safety features and entertainment systems. The generous legroom and headspace make them a favourite choice for longer journeys, ensuring everyone travels in comfort.


    For families who desire a mix of style, power, and space, SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) are an excellent choice for family cars. These vehicles are designed to handle various terrains, making them perfect for both city explorations and off-road adventures. 

    Most SUVs provide ample boot space for luggage and feature higher ground clearances, which can be beneficial if you’re traversing rough terrains. Plus, the elevated driving position gives a clearer view of the road. 

    Another advantage is their advanced all-wheel-drive systems, ensuring stability even in challenging conditions. With a rugged exterior and a comfortable interior, SUVs are the best car for adventurous family road trips.


    If your family road trip includes more than just your immediate family — think grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins — then a van might be your best bet. Vans, especially those with extended seating capacities, can comfortably accommodate larger groups. 

    While they might not have the style factor of an MPV or SUV, they more than makeup for it in space. The expansive interiors ensure everyone has a comfortable seat, and there’s plenty of room for luggage, camping gear, and more. 

    Many car rental companies offer vans that come equipped with modern amenities, ensuring that even on a packed vehicle, everyone can travel in comfort.

    Wrapping Up

    In the end, the car you choose plays a pivotal role in the quality of your family road trip. So, take your time, weigh in on the factors and things to consider, and assess your specific requirements and the nature of your journey before choosing the best family car for your road trip. Remember, it’s not just about the destination but the journey, too, and the right car can make all the difference!And if you’re looking for that flawless car rental experience, look no further than WAHDAH. Our wide variety ensures you find the ideal family car for your journey at a competitive rate. So, pack those bags, rent the perfect family car from WAHDAH, and let the adventures begin!

    7 Best Muslim-friendly Korean BBQ in KL You Must Try.

    As the culinary scene in Malaysia continues to evolve, there’s one sizzling trend that has taken the nation by storm – barbecue (BBQ) restaurants. Malaysians have enthusiastically embraced this smoky, flavorful dining experience, and one cuisine, in particular, has been stealing the spotlight – Korean BBQ!

    With its tantalizing flavors and interactive dining concept, Korean BBQ has captured the hearts and palates of many Malaysians. What’s even better is that there’s a wide array of Muslim-friendly options available.

    Let’s take on a mouthwatering journey through the top 7 Muslim-friendly Korean BBQ restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, where you can indulge in delicious BBQ without worrying about pork, lard, or alcohol.

    1. Seoul Garden

    Seoul Garden is a name synonymous with the best Halal Korean BBQ in KL. They offer an extensive selection of premium meats, mouthwatering sauces, and a lively, laid-back atmosphere. The friendly staff ensures a memorable dining experience, and the reasonable prices make it accessible to all.

    Location: Melawati Mall, L3-03 & 04, 355, Jln Bandar Melawati, Pusat Bandar Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

    Operating Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM (Mondays – Sundays)

    Google Maps Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/2qgKhPXgaXFJ31SQ9

    2. Sweetree Restaurant

    Sweetree is a delightful addition to the Halal Korean BBQ scene in Kuala Lumpur. Situated in Ampang, this restaurant offers a diverse selection of marinated meats and dishes, as well as a cozy and welcoming dining atmosphere, making it an excellent choice for both casual outings and special occasions.

    Prices are reasonable, ensuring that you can enjoy a memorable Korean BBQ experience without breaking the bank. Sweetree also has other dishes such as Malaysian kampung fried rice, Italian pasta and even Vietnamese beef noodles – definitely a place that will please almost any palate. Don’t leave without trying their Bingsu and fresh Korean banana milk for a sweet treat!

    Location: 12 L1 & 13 L1, L2, Jalan Ampang Putra, Taman Putra Sulaiman, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

    Operating Hours: 11:30 AM – 09:00 PM (Mondays – Sundays)

    Google Maps Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/f9BcaBHeuoZ2GCY66

    3. K-Town Korean BBQ Grill House

    K-Town Korean BBQ Grill House is a hidden gem for Muslim-friendly Korean BBQ enthusiasts. It’s owned by your one and only – Zizan Razak! This Muslim-owned K-BBQ spot serves up all things Korean, from street food, noodles, rice and BBQ meats and seafood.

    The outlet in Desa Pandan has an interior inspired by many popular K-dramas, complete with neon lights and IG-worthy opportunities. Their Marinated Beef Short Ribs and the A5 Japanese Wagyu are a must-try as it’s the ultimate choice for anyone who appreciates a serving of top-shelf meat!

    Prefer seafood? They also have an entire range of fresh prawns, mussels, scallops, squids and more waiting for you to dig in.

    Location: G Residence, Lot G5, Ground Floor G Village, No. 35, Jln 1/76, Desa Pandan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

    Operating Hours: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Mondays – Thursdays) ; 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Fridays – Sundays)

    Google Maps Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AiBNSH6XzeYUKSGSA

    4. SeoulNami Korean BBQ

    SeoulNami Korean BBQ offers a delightful dining experience with a focus on Muslim-friendly Korean cuisine. They take pride in their extensive selection of premium meats, tantalizing sauces, and a welcoming atmosphere.

    The friendly staff ensures a memorable dining experience, and the prices are reasonable, making it a fantastic option for Korean BBQ enthusiasts looking for a Muslim-friendly experience.

    Location: Lot T-216-B, 3rd Floor, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

    Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Mondays – Sundays)

    Google Maps Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NX4JSeANbSu8LrSa8

    5. Supreme Barbeque Club

    Supreme Barbeque Club is a haven for Muslim-friendly Korean BBQ enthusiasts, located in Desa Pahlawan. The restaurant boasts an extensive selection of marinated meats and dishes that strictly adhere to halal guidelines, ensuring no pork or lard is used. All meats and ingredients are halal-certified but they do serve alcohol at the premises (with the kitchen separately situated from the bar), so please dine at your own discretion.

    The relaxed and welcoming ambiance makes it an ideal spot for gatherings with friends and family. Prices are competitive, allowing you to relish an authentic Korean BBQ experience without straining your budget.

    Location: 20, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

    Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 01:00 AM (Mondays to Sundays)

    Google Maps Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/5puKGBgo4wKiQ6iVA

    6. Koryo-Won

    Koryo-Won is a well-established destination for those seeking a Muslim-friendly Korean dining experience in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Located within the iconic Suria KLCC mall, this restaurant offers a diverse menu of Korean dishes prepared in accordance with halal standards. You can enjoy your meal with peace of mind, knowing that no pork or lard is used in their dishes.

    The restaurant’s comfortable and contemporary ambiance is ideal for both casual meals and special occasions. While Koryo-Won offers a premium dining experience, the prices are reasonable, making it accessible for all visitors to Suria KLCC.

    Koryo-Won is a perfect choice for those looking to savor authentic Korean flavors while exploring the vibrant atmosphere of Kuala Lumpur’s city center.

    Location: Level 4, Shop 418 Suria Klcc, Persiaran Petronas, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

    Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Mondays to Sundays)

    Google Maps Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WBu4EQRdPmZgigmE7

    7. K Garden Korean BBQ

    K Garden Korean BBQ is a fantastic destination for Muslim-friendly Korean BBQ lovers in Putrajaya. The restaurant offers a wide selection of marinated meats and dishes prepared in accordance with halal standards. It’s led by the charming Malaysian-Korean influencer couple, known as Duriankimchi. So you know you’ll be getting authentic Muslim-friendly Korean food here!

    The relaxed and welcoming ambiance makes it an excellent choice for gatherings with friends and family.

    Location: L1E205-207, 1st Floor, City, IOI City Mall, 2, Lbh IRC, Ioi Resort, 62502 Putrajaya

    Operating Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM (Mondays to Fridays) ; 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Saturdays to Sundays)

    Google Maps Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6wYT8kFnehrgk6xb6

    Wrapping It Up

    The BBQ restaurant trend in Malaysia, combined with the rising popularity of Korean culture, has given rise to an array of Muslim-friendly and even Halal Korean BBQ options!

    Malaysians are embracing these interactive dining experiences and celebrating the dynamic culinary scene in KL. Whether you’re a fan of premium cuts, budget-friendly options, or a combination of both, these Muslim-friendly Korean BBQ restaurants in KL have got you covered.

    As you plan your visit to these delightful establishments, consider the convenience of renting a car with WAHDAH, your trusted car rental company. Having your own vehicle will not only make getting to these BBQ spots more convenient but also allow you to explore the city and its diverse culinary offerings with ease.

    So, gear up for a sizzling culinary adventure through the top Muslim-friendly Korean BBQ spots. Enjoy the flavors, the company, and the memories that await!

    Top Things to Consider When Renting a Car in Malaysia

    Malaysia, with its mix of bustling cities, pristine beaches, and lush jungles, has something to offer to every traveler. While public transportation is readily available, many tourists and locals are choosing to rent cars for the convenience and freedom it provides. Renting a car in Malaysia offers the luxury of traveling at your own pace and the opportunity to explore less-visited places. 

    Over the past few years, car rentals have seen a surge in popularity in Malaysia. With the country’s growing number of scenic routes, it’s no surprise that travelers are opting for this mode of transport. Car rentals offer the flexibility to tailor your journey according to your schedule and preferences, something public transport may not always provide. However, there are several factors you need to consider to make your car rental experience hassle-free. This article will guide you through what you need to know before renting a car in Malaysia. 

    Choosing the Right Car Rental Company

    Reputation is key when selecting a car rental company. Companies with a long-standing reputation often have more streamlined processes, better customer service, and a wider range of vehicles. Online reviews and recommendations from friends or travel experts can provide invaluable insights. 

    Research the companies you find. Take your time to find the right car rental company, and don’t just go with the first one you find. Get a sense of which companies offer the best value and service by comparing prices and reading reviews.

    Everything about Car Rental Rates, Car Insurance Coverage and Budget

    Your budget will greatly influence the type of car you can rent. Hence, it is important to consider your rental car needs such as the number of passengers, intended travel destinations, and luggage space before you start looking for car rental companies. 

    While it might be tempting to go for the cheapest option, sometimes spending a little extra ensures a better experience. For example, a more expensive SUV will prove to be valuable if your trip consists of a lot of outskirt road trips. 

    Besides, always ensure to ask about car insurance coverage. While most companies offer collision damage waiver (CDW) and/or personal accident protection (PAP), some come with hefty fees or companies may try to sell you additional services or protections with additional fees. 

    Some credit card companies also cover collision damage on rentals of up to 30 days, so you might not need any insurance coverage from the car rental companies at all. Your car insurance for your personal vehicle may also extend coverage to rentals. Hence, it is strongly recommended to check with your credit card company or insurance company before processing for car rental.

    Vehicle Selection

    Choosing the right vehicle is perhaps one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make when renting a car. Your choice will influence your overall driving experience, safety, and even the budget. 

    Malaysia offers a variety of terrains, from smooth highways to rugged mountainous roads. If you’re planning an adventure in the Cameron Highlands or exploring the nature trails in East Malaysia, a 4×4 or an SUV would be a more appropriate choice. These vehicles offer better stability, higher clearance, and are generally more capable of handling off-road conditions. 

    If your journey will mostly be within city limits, like exploring Kuala Lumpur or Penang, a compact or a sedan would be a suitable choice. These cars are easier to maneuver, park, and are generally more fuel-efficient.

    If you’re traveling with family, especially with young kids, then you’ll need a vehicle with plenty of space. A minivan or an SUV that provides ample space for both passengers and luggage would be ideal. 

    Car Rental Terms and Conditions

    Understanding the fine print is crucial. This includes cancellation policies, what is covered under the insurance provided, and any restrictions that may apply, such as a minimum or maximum rental period or geographical limitations on where you can drive the car.

    You may find WAHDAH’s terms and conditions here.

    Car Booking Process

    In Malaysia, renting a car has become increasingly convenient, especially with digital advancements and user-friendly platforms. Most of the processes can also be done online. Much like the fine print, during the booking process, ensure that everything is selected according to your needs including the vehicle type, date of rental, insurance coverage, additional features, etc. Make sure that there are no additional fees and that you only pay for what you need. 

    Returning the Vehicle

    1. Ensure Fuel Tank is Filled

    When it’s time to return the car, ensure it’s in the same condition as when you picked it up. Fill the gas tank if required by the rental agreement. Usually, the car rental company will rent you a car with a full tank of petrol and expect the same when it is returned. Some car rental companies will require you to show them the receipt for your last petrol station visit. Hence, make sure to check and keep the receipt with you. 

    1. On-Time Return

    Always return the car at the agreed-upon time. Additional fees may be charged from your deposit if the car is returned late. If it looks like you might be late, call the rental agency as soon as possible to discuss your options.

    1. Check and Inspect

    Check for all your belongings in the car before returning the car. Some cars are scheduled to be rented out immediately, so it might be difficult to retrieve your belongings afterward. After the vehicle has been inspected and all terms met, make sure to get the final paperwork that indicates the car has been returned.

    1. Deposit Repayment

    Lastly, inquire about the return of your security deposit if applicable, and ask how long it will take for it to be returned. Usually, it’s credited back to your account within a week, but this can vary depending on the company and the mode of payment.

    Wrapping Up

    As we’ve seen, renting a car in Malaysia involves multiple steps, each crucial for ensuring a smooth experience. But with proper planning and budgeting, your road trip through Malaysia promises to be a memorable one. 

    Interested in experiencing the beauty of Malaysia at your own pace? Your journey begins with the right rental car. In WAHDAH, we offer an extensive range of high-quality cars at a competitive price. Besides, our customer service team is readily available through live chat, call, and email to address all your concerns with the rental. Visit https://www.wahdah.my to browse our extensive range and make a reservation today.

    Malaysia Day Special Promo: Get RM60 OFF with WAHDAH!

    Celebrate Malaysia Day with a burst of patriotism and adventure, all without breaking the bank! Embrace the spirit of unity and freedom with our exclusive offer – enjoy a fantastic discount on rental fees.

    This special promo is subject but not limited to the following Terms & Conditions:

    1. Booking Period starts from 6th September 2023 to 16th September 2023 for self-drive only.
    2. Driving Period starts from 6th September 2023 to 16th September 2023.
    3. Please key in the promocode MYDAY60 at the payment page to claim the discount.
    4. The promocode only eligible to redeem for rental booking more than 2 days driving period.
    5. All existing bookings, including for the drive period between 6th September 2023 until 16th September 2023, made prior to this promotional period are not entitled for the discount offer and any request pertaining to the same shall not be entertained.
    6. Discounts do not apply to surcharges, recovery fees, and optional products and services including damage waiver.
    7. This limited time promotion applies for all WAHDAH coverage locations In Malaysia Only.
    8. The vehicle images at the website are just for illustration purpose only. The real one might be different.
    9. All vehicle specifications at the website are based on manufacturer standard without any load (people & luggage). It might change according to your requirements and needs.
    10. Pick-up and drop-off service is subject to geographic and other restrictions.
    11. Rental is only effective upon payment. Placement of booking is not recognized as a final confirmation.
    12. Renter must meet WAHDAH minimum age, driver, and credit requirements.
    13. WAHDAH reserves the right to reject any booking made without prior notices.