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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Knowledge Base Database Malaysia



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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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Pulau Redang, marine park at Pulau Pinang
Pulau Redang
marine park at Pulau Pinang
Things to do & see
Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur
Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area. ... more

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, Kuala Lumpur
Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators ... more

Food & Drinks
Fresh Orange

beverage |
drink with freshly squeezed oranges, syrup, water and ice
... more
Roti Telur

snack | Indian, Mamak
variety of Roti Canai with egg
... more

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