Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

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Passion Fruit

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Fruit native to South America but also widely grown in Indonesia, the juicy interior has a sweet-sourish taste

Jackfruit

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native fruit, largest tree-borne fruit in the world

Mangosteen

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the queen of fruit with juice and sweet flesh

Durian

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

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Bak Kut Teh

main dish, Soup | Chinese
popular Chinese pork soup with tofu and salad leaves
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Steam Boat

food style | Chinese
similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat
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