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.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Tioman, Malaysia
Tioman Paya Resort
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Beach Shack Chalet
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Swiss Cottage
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Sophie Resort and Dive
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Coral Reef Holidays
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Babura Seaview Resort
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Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort
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Salang Sayang Resort (Zaid Place’s)
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Salang Pusaka Resort (Khalid’s Place)
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Salang Indah Tioman
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Salang Beach Resort
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Puteri Salang Inn Chalet
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Pondok Sri Salang
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Nora’s Chalets
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Ella’s Place
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YP Chalets
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Tioman House
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South Pacific Chalets
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Nazri Beach Cabanas
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My Friend’s Place
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Seri Bungur Beach Chalet (Mokhtar’s Place)
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Mawar Beach Chalets
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Johan’s Resort
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Double Ace
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Salang Sayang Resort (Zaid Place’s)
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Salang Pusaka Resort (Khalid’s Place)
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Things to do & see
Tekek beach
beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island ... more
Salang Beach
Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation. ... more