Friday, April 12, 2024

Malaysian foodies! Plan your perfect Raya road trip, worry-free

Hi Everyone,

The festive season of Raya is approaching, which means that Malaysians will be taking advantage of the holiday, whether you’re planning out a road trip back to your hometown, or jumping in the car for a quick getaway. No matter what your Raya plans are this year, Liberty General Insurance’s 24-hour on-the-road support is here to help give you a safe and worry-free journey during your travels.

To inspire your next foodie adventure this Raya, let Malaysia’s diverse and rich flavours guide your festive vacation. From the aromatic flavours of Penang’s Nasi Kandar, to the tangy Asam Pedas in Melaka, here’s an easy-to-follow itinerary to make this Raya holiday plan an unforgettable journey interwoven by both taste and tradition.

PENANG: Nasi Kandar

Crossing state borders in search of good food isn’t a stretch for the average Malaysian, so we’re kicking off this adventure by venturing up north to, arguably, the food capital of the country. Only a four-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, indulge in Penang’s very own Nasi Kandar, consisting of steamed rice combined with an assortment of distinct curries and fragrant side dishes that you can choose from.

During the day, take the chance to explore George Town’s street art murals whether on foot or in the comfort of your vehicle, or go for a relaxing stroll by the Batu Ferringhi beach before picking up some delicious Mee Sotong for supper.

PERAK: Rendang Tok Perak

Heading to Ipoh, Perak from Penang takes about a two-and-a-half-hour drive, so you’re able to take it easy in the morning. Take advantage of the extra time by giving your car a quick check before you head off, but don’t hesitate to contact Liberty General Insurance for any roadside assistance should you require it, especially with their ongoing offer of complimentary towing services this Raya season.

Once you’ve reached your destination, we highly recommend starting off with the infamous Rendang Tok Perak – a drier version of the well-loved spicy beef stew consisting of over 7 different aromatics to fill your senses. With many charming cafes dotted across the town, don’t forget to also take a stroll along the iconic Concubine Lane for an array of unique snacks and souvenirs, while more adventurous souls can head over to the historic Kellie's Castle for a dive into the past, or take a relaxing walk around the Zen Gardens.

SELANGOR: Ikan Bakar

With Perak behind our backs, take a two-and-a-half-hour cruise to Sekinchan, Selangor for fresh air – and even fresher seafood! Try out their Ikan Bakar along with other popular seafood dishes at one of the local restaurants overlooking the idyllic yet scenic Sekinchan fishing port, and with the right timing and weather on your side, you might be lucky enough to witness a gorgeous sunset during your meal!

Surrounded by the view of paddy fields, take this opportunity to immerse yourself in the serene rural landscape while indulging in local delicacies such as mee udang and other grilled seafood dishes.

NEGERI SEMBILAN: Masak Lemak Cili Padi

A drive from Sekinchan to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan is approximately a three-hour drive. Be sure to schedule an early drive to enjoy the picturesque Lake Gardens in the morning before indulging in Masak Lemak Cili Padi, a traditional Negeri Sembilan dish featuring a spicy coconut milk-based curry typically served with chicken or fish.

Seremban is also known for its decadent egg tarts and local pastries, so make sure to stop by and tapau a few as a satisfying road trip snack.

MELAKA: Asam Pedas

For the ambitious travellers searching to make the most of their trip, pop by Melaka for the chance to try the Asam Pedas for dinner — one of Melaka’s signature fiery and tangy fish stew poured over a steaming bowl of rice.

In addition to the bustling streets of Jonker Walk, soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city and the city lights as you cruise along in your vehicle to rest up for the night before the last leg of your foodie journey.

JOHOR: Laksa Johor

With Liberty General Insurance, you can embark on your journey to Johor knowing that on-the-go support is available at the touch of your screen. If you reach early enough for breakfast, try some Kacang Pool, a hearty dish made from mashed fava beans cooked with tomatoes, onions, chilli, and various spices.

However, if you’re aiming for a more leisurely visit to the southern city, you can’t leave the state without having Laksa Johor. This unique version of laksa includes spaghetti-like noodles instead of rice noodles, coated entirely in a rich and flavoursome gravy.

Filled with diverse Malaysian flavours and activities, this itinerary offers a back-to-back travel schedule which can always be easily tailored to your preferences. However, with Liberty’s Complimentary Towing Service available from 8 to 21 April 2024, you would still be able to ensure a peace of mind on the road as you savour the trip by having reliable road assistance — for free!

The complimentary service is not just for customers of Liberty Insurance, Kurnia Insurans, and AmAssurance — but to all Malaysian Citizens or Permanent Residents driving in Malaysia with a valid driver’s licence and road tax, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the One Touch App during the campaign period (T&C applies).

So, whether you're on the way to indulge in Negeri Sembilan’s infamous Masak Lemak Cili Padi, or have delicious local goodness elsewhere, rest assured that Liberty is committed to providing seamless assistance, making your Raya foodie road trip an unforgettable and worry-free experience.

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