Faces of
Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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Apam Balik

dessert, snack |
Apam Balik is a pancake or more like a waffle that is usually filled with sugar, corn and peanuts but there can also be many variations from chocolate fillings to even Durian.

Roti Bom

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
a variety of Roti Canai with margarine added to the dough

Roti Pisang

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
variety of Roti Canai with Banana inside

Roti Tissue

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
very creative type of Roti Canai - cripsy and sweet

Cendol

dessert | Indonesian
traditional Javanese dessert with shaved ice, coconut milk and starched noodles

Kuih Ketayap

dessert | Malay
dessert with sugar and coconut flakes in a green rolled up pancake

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Durian

fruit |
the king of fruit, loved by locals, hated by most travellers - native to Malaysia and Indonesia
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Nescafe Tarik

beverage | Fusion, Indian, Mamak
hot drink with nescafe and condensed milk
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