Planning our trip to Malaysia via eGetinzz

eGetinnz came highly recommended by one of my fellow mom bloggers, Louisa of Art of being a mom, so I decided to check it out and see what our possibilities are with it.

You see, one of the things we’re praying, planning and preparing for is to travel toΒ different places with our children before we become too old to go anywhere with them, haha! Since my husband, Jay, has been to Malaysia and has seen the place, we agreed that it will be our first travel destination as a family.

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What we really want is to take the kids to experience Legoland, Malaysia, but Kuala Lumpur sounds just as exciting as Johor. See, we’ve never really traveled as a family, much more seen any part of Malaysia together, so it wouldn’t really matter what place we explore.

Even if we don’t see Legoland on our first trip to Malaysia (and we only planned to go there for a day anyway), Kuala Lumpur has other kid-themed places to go to, like the Petrosains Discovery Center, Aquaria, and Skytrex Adventure and iCity theme park. Everything’s going to be new and exciting for us anyway.

Registering for eGetinnz

Registering for eGetinnz is easy. You just fill out the fields, verify your email, add your photo and verify your phone number. You’re advised to upload your photo and a government ID for security purposes of all eGetinnz users as well.

I had a bit of a problem verifying my email. I’m not sure why I got distracted so it took me a while to go to my email and click the link. The confirmation link expiredΒ pretty fast. I think waiting too long suggests suspicious activity to the site’s system? That’s how tight online security is.

Search and Filter

After registering, you can already search for accommodations by typing your destination. You can filter them based on your needs, like the number of people you’re going to be with, the number of rooms, beds and bathrooms you need, and you can compare prices based on your budget.

You can choose from a variety of listings, from condos to hotels, to bungalows and town homes.

But what I find more exciting is that you can possibly rent a lighthouse, a boat house, a tree house or a log cabin! Just choose the types of places you want to coop in and who knows what accommodation awaits you?

The pretty hotel apartment in Kuala Lumpur

My search didn’t churn anything in Johor Malaysia where Legoland is, but I did find a nice hotel apartment in a building called Signature Hotel & Serviced Suites Β in Kuala Lumpur.

It’s a modern studio apartment that appears to have everything we need such as a functional kitchen and dining area, a bedroom, of course, a bathroom and a washing area with what looks like an automatic washing machine. If that doesn’t work, the listing says laundry and dry cleaning services are available.

The place is actually meant for 4 people, but since our kids are small and we have a pretty low-maintenance family, not to mention, we will most likely only stay in the unit in the evenings because even without those places, we want our children to really experience the culture of another country, I have to say this one’s a good find.

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Image source: http://www.egetinnz.com/

eGetinnz as an alernative destination site

One of the things I like about eGetinnz is that if you’re a first-time traveller and don’t know where to go, it has a list of suggested destinations and venues to offer you. That’s how I seriously considered Kuala Lumpur, when I was going through the suggestions under Malaysia.

It’s good that they take online security seriously, so your details are safe.

Plus why spend so much on hotel accommodations when you can get an excellent unit and feel right at home for a fraction of the cost of a hotel? Think about it.

I hit the star on the url field to save the page of the hotel room I like. Hopefully it will be available once we’re ready to book our trip and fly. OMG, I’m sooo psyched!

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35 Comments

  1. The room looks neat! I like it too. Will check out the site, just in case we travel too, we know where to go. Thanks for sharing! ?

  2. Legoland Malaysia is really far from Kuala Lumpur. It is better if you visit Singapore then Johor Bahru. Travel time is less than 2 hours including the immigration stops. But of course, KL accommodation is much cheaper. πŸ™‚

  3. I’m also planning a trip for my family this year or next year. I’ll take note of this! I usually turn to airbnb for vacation rentals or agoda for hotels – but this will now be included in my list.

  4. When we went to Malaysia, we weren’t able to visit Legoland because of its distance from Kuala Lumpur. So instead, we went to a place where we climbed more than a hundred steps to reach the cave. I am just so.poor with names I cant even remember the places weve visited. We also went to a chocolate factory then after spending another day travelled to Singapore. I guess the place woulnt matter that much as long as you travel together as a family. It would certainly be a fun experience as well hearing the boys’ wow and ahhh as they explore a foreign land.

  5. We went to malaysia and visited legoland from kuala lumpur and it was tiring because we took a flight from kL to jb.. its near in singapore. That booking site seems to be very new,will check it out coz im planning a trip to macau next month with hubby.. that was a nice hotel room you got there, by the way πŸ™‚

  6. We have the same goal, Mommy. I wanted to bring the family on a trip as well. The kids are only young once diba? Kaya go na sa plans to travel. Buti na lang talaga marami ng option when you’re planning to travel. Wishing you and your family a safe and fun-filled travel! πŸ™‚

  7. It’s also our dream to be able to go places with our son now that he’s still young. Within or outside the country doesn’t matter for now. As long as we’re together and we get to go places together. β™₯

  8. I also want to go to Legoland with my kids. πŸ™‚ This is a great site for first time travellers. I’m not that good in planning our travels, but this one would be a great way to be a better one.

  9. Before having a kid, my hubby and I used to travel a lot. We’ve been to 3 different places in Malaysia. JB is less than an hour travel from Singapore and is famous for the Legoland. Petronas Tower or Twin Tower is in KL. Genting is also a good place since it’s like Baguio, and I liked the Ripley’s there. Having kid/kids is a challenge to travel but at the end of the day it’s more fun and meaningful. πŸ™‚

  10. Too bad legoland malaysia is not in your itinerary. But thats fine since there are plenty of things to do in KL too and I am sure you will have fun. Happy planning.

    1. It actually is. Kuala Lumpur came into the cards because eGetinzz didn’t have any listing for Johor. πŸ™‚

  11. Oh I hope you guys get to do this soon! I’m pretty sure your kiddies will love it. Even adults get excited about legoland hahaha! I haven’t gotten around to checking eGetinnz out, will do that over the weekend. πŸ™‚

  12. will check out eGetinnz, I hope they have what my husband and I are looking for. please share photos of your Malaysia trip pagkagaling nyo dun. πŸ™‚

  13. Our family loves to travel places, Malaysia is one of the promising place na gusto ko din mapuntahan. Mabuti nalang talaga sa panahon natin ngayon pwede na tayo mag check online sa mga destinations na gusto nating puntahan, and we can look and choose cheaps hotels also through onlines. Kaylangan ba ng Visa jan sis?

  14. We’re planning HK with the girls because my eldest is bugging me about seeing Mickey Mouse in person :)) I usually let my sisters do the planning, so I have to recommend this :)) Great apartment, btw πŸ™‚

  15. Im really saving some for this year of of the country vacation. Chelsea also.likes to visit the Lego Land pero gusto ni Mike sa HongKong. I like yung color ng apartment, Magaan sa mata tignan. Will check din Mommy May.

  16. Interesting! I like that they feature not just hotels and resorts which are undoubtedly more expensive. We want to bring our kids to Legoland too. Someday soon, I hope. πŸ™‚

  17. Been wanting to visit Malaysia, too. But my first target to bring the little boy to is Singapore (free accommodation offered by a relative haha) and I am quite familiar with the place already. Will check Egetinzz though. This looks like a good option to go to.

  18. It’s unfortunate that we were not able to visit Legoland Malaysia during our trip to Singapore last year. It was included in our itinerary pero nagbago πŸ™ my advise if you want to visit Legoland lang, daan na lang kayo SG πŸ™‚ it’s just a bus away then nakapunta pa kayo sa 2 countries.

  19. First time to hear about eGetinzz. I hope you will get to do all the planned itineraries or find the affordable hotel. The cost of living in Malaysia is affordable and your family will definitely enjoy your stay there. Don’t forget to try Roti Canai and Teh Tarik!

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