Agoda in the News offers 55 Hotel Deals this 55th Merdeka

SINGAPORE (August 8, 2012), Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced exclusive deals on hotels in Malaysia in commemoration of its 55th Merdeka.

This year marks the 55th year of Malaysian independence, and to help promote domestic and international travel to this richly multi-cultural country, has secured 55 hotel deals in some of the country’s best destinations.

Independence Day 2012 – more known locally as Hari Kemerdekaan ke-55 – falls on Friday 31 August, a long weekend for Malaysians and a great time to experience Malaysian culture. In Kuala Lumpur, international visitors can get into the celebratory spirit by watching the Merdeka Parade and military flypast. A hotel in Kuala Lumpur near Merdeka Square makes the perfect base for shopping, sight-seeing, and accessing KL’s cosmopolitan dining and entertainment scene.

The Independence Day long weekend is also a great opportunity for travelers to hit the beach.  Malaysia’s got some of the prettiest coastlines in Asia, including the idyllic beaches of Langkawi and Pangkor, the historic ports and waterways of Melaka, and Port Dickson’s picturesque Blue Lagoon.

Travelers looking to escape the heat can head to the green hills of the Cameron Highlands, or visit Kota Kinabalu for some downtime with nature. Kuching is also a fun destination for a long weekend, offering a delicious mix of local foods, historic sites, markets, museums and a dazzling waterfront promenade. has Malaysia hotel deals in each of these destinations and more, valid for the Independence Day long weekend. To secure a hot deal, click on one of the below hotel deals, or visit to view even more deals across the country.

Some of’s 55 Hotel Deals this 55th Merdeka!

Melia Hotel Kuala Lumpur 4* 30% discount!
From USD 55 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights.

Swiss-Garden Hotel Kuala Lumpur 4* 30% discount!
From USD 60 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights.

Sunway Putra Hotel 5* 30% discount!
From USD 58 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights.

Arenaa Deluxe Hotel, Melaka 3* 25% discount!
From USD 42 per night.

Cheng Ho Guesthouse, Melaka 1*
From USD 20 per night.

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu 5*
From USD 127 per night. Free upgrade!

Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu 4*
From USD 71 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights.

Tanjung Rhu Resort, Langkawi 5* 30% discount!
From USD 303 per night.

Villa Molek, Langkawi 4* 20% discount!
From USD 147 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights.

Copthorne Orchid Hotel, Penang 4* 40% discount!
From USD 36 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights.

Cameron Highlands Resort 5* 10% discount!
From USD 153 per night.

Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching 5* 30% discount!
From USD 63 per night. Must book 14 days in advance.

Cozzi Hotel, Port Dickson 3* 20% discount!
From USD 33 per night. Free WiFi.