Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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Penang, Malaysia

Banana New Guest House

address: Banana New Guest House, No.355, 357 & 359, Chulia Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia
banana-guesthouse-penang.jpg, Guesthouse on Lebuh Chulia in the heart of Chinatown with bar/cafe (pool table!) and travel agency
Guesthouse on Lebuh Chulia in the heart of Chinatown with bar/cafe (pool table!) and travel agency
phone: 604-2626171
website: click here


Twin Air-con: RM25 (attached toilet & TV: RM50)
Twin Fan: RM40 (RM70)
Single Air-con: RM40 (RM70)
Single Fan: RM25 (RM40)
Family Room: RM35 - RM100
extra mattress: RM10
 



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Things to do & see
Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple
Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added ... more
Batu Ferringhi
Along this famous beach area, there are numerous large hotels, budget guest houses, restaurants, transport rental services, and souvenir stores. ... more