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.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Moon Eleven LCCT

address: No 9, Jalan Kota Warisan Permai 2/5, Kota Warisan, Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Moon-Eleven-LCCT.jpg, Small homestay-type-of guesthouse / hostel in Sepang, convenient if you have an overnight stopover at LCCT and don't want to travel all the way to KL
Small homestay-type-of guesthouse / hostel in Sepang, convenient if you have an overnight stopover at LCCT and don't want to travel all the way to KL
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Double (ensuite) -  RM125
Dorm - RM45



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HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Sri Packers Hotel
Backpacker hostel near Sepang F1 circuit and KLIA 1 & KLIA 2 airport (20min) in a shop house area
Matahari Lodge
Hostel / Guesthouse located just across Central Market, near Chinatown
Things to do & see
Central Market
The indoor market and the Kasturi Walk in front of Central Market is a paradise for souvenir hunters, art and handicraft etc. ... more
FRIM
The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia. There is a canopy walk and nature trails through the dense forest among other things ... more