Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The pubcrawl takes you, and around 40 travelers & locals to 4 bars and finish the night at a club ... more
brochure with a route map of the 4 free Go KL bus lines connecting Bukit Bintang, Chinatown, KLCC, KL Sentral, Merdeka Square and Chow Kit in Kuala Lumpur ... more
brochure of the hill retreat Berjaya Hills (Bukit Tinggi), about 1h outside of Kuala Lumpur with Colmar Tropical and Chateau Spa Resort and others ... more
brochure about the hill retreat Fraser's Hill in Pahang and the activities in and around it including a map, some additional information on the town of Raub ... more
brochure about the telecommunication tower in KL and the activities available, also includes some information of Muzium Telekom and the tower in Alor Setar (Menara Alor Star) ... more
6-page brochure of Firefly Park Resort in Bukit Belimbing, Kuala Selangor - Accommodation and Tours ... more
6-page brochure of Tanah Ainah Resorts in Pahang, eco-resorts / nature retreats about 1h outside of Kuala Lumpur ... more
small (business card size) flyer with contact information for the Star Shuttle airport bus (LCCT, KLIA) and the Star Limo taxi service, including arrival and departure times ... more
6-page brochure of the Royal Police Museum in Kuala Lumpur (Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia) - languages: englisch, bahasa melayu ... more
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Things to do & see
Lake Gardens
Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake). ... more
Rock-climbing at Batu Caves
You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses. ... more