Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Long-distance Buses



With only 2 (slow) train lines in the country, intercity travel in Malaysia is almost entirely relies on buses. Roads ... read more



Taxis



Taxis in Malaysia don't necessarily have the best reputation. Even though they are required to use the meter, many of ... read more



pre-paid phone & internet cards



In a time where people wanna stay connected while travelling and don't want to rely on internet Wifi hotspots only, ... read more



Weather



It is hot (around 30°C celcius) and very humid (up to 90 percent) throughout the year in Malaysia. So be ... read more



School Holidays



During school holidays popular attractions and family oriented destinations like Langkawi or Cameron Highlands can get very busy, so it ... read more



Public Holidays



As multi-racial country with a Malay-muslim majority and large Chinese and Indian minorities, Malaysia has many public holidays. Buddhist Wesak ... read more



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Things to do & see
Sungei Palas Tea Centre, Cameron Highlands
The tea center by BOH Plantations at the Sungei Palas tea garden is located just above Brinchang. Located on a hilltop, amidst rows of tea bushes and close to Gunung Brinchang, it offers spectacular views from a 20 foot overhanging platform and tours through the tea factory ... more

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
The gardens by the bay is a new park (opened in June 2012) on recclaimed land just behind Marina Bay Sands including the amazing architectural structures of the 50m high solar-powered "supertrees". ... more

Food & Drinks
Bak Kut Teh

main dish, Soup | Chinese
popular Chinese pork soup with tofu and salad leaves
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Teh Tarik

beverage | Indian, Mamak
most popular drink in Malaysia made of black tea and condensed milk
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» Food & Drink Database Malaysia & South-East Asia