Faces of
Malaysia
Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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.

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Knowledge Base Database Malaysia



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
Singapore City Gallery, Singapore
A free interactive exhibition spreading out over 3 storeys telling the story of Singapore's physical transformation in past, present and future with several impressive miniature models of the island and city center. ... more

Teluk Chempedak (TC) Beach, Kuantan
Teluk Chempedak, also called TC, is a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea, one of the main attractions of Kuantan ... more

Food & Drinks
Kuih Ketayap

dessert | Malay
dessert with sugar and coconut flakes in a green rolled up pancake
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Nasi Lemak

main dish | Malay
Malaysian signature dish with coconut rice - a must try
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