Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Pudu Sentral (Puduraya Bus) Terminal
The Puduraya bus terminal (now renamed to Pudu Sentral), located in the city centre, used to be KL's main bus station but most most operations have moved the TBS bus terminal. Pudu Sentral now only serves few buses to Genting, Seremban, Sabak Berenam (Kuala Selangor), Tanjung Malik. ... more
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LCCT
Low cost carrier terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport serving budget airlines like AirAsia ... more
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Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)
Modern airport-like bus terminal in Bandar Tasik Selatan in southern Kuala Lumpur. Main Terminal for all major bus connections from and to Kuala Lumpur ... more
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KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus
Hop-On Hop-off sight-seeing bus with multi-language taped audio commentary covering all inner-city attractions and area from Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Lake Gardens, Historical Quarters and Chinatown. Tickets area valid for 24hours. ... more
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KL Monorail
The KL Monorail (a.k.a. Monorel) is a short and elevated monorail system that connecting destinations within the city centre along 11 stations (8.6km). It is also offers good views over of downtown Kuala Lumpur. ... more
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KL Sentral (Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur)
The main railway station and transportation hub of Kuala Lumpur in Brickfields. KTM , KTM Komuter, LRT, KLIA Express, Monorail and Buses connect here ... more
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KLIA - Kuala International Airport
The award-winning International Airport of Kuala Lumpur is located about 50km south of Kuala Lumpur. ... more
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Putra Bus Terminal (Hentian Putra)
Former Bus Terminal located just north of the city centre (near PWTC) serving destination to the east coast. Putra Bus Terminal ceased operations on Dec 1, 2014. ... more
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LRT
LRT - Light Rail Transist - is a public transportation train system in Kuala Lumpur operating on 2 lines (Ampang Line, Kelana Jaya Line) ... more
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MRT KL
After the opening of the 2 LRT lines in 1998 and the Monorail in 2003, the long overdue MRT network is slowly taking shape with opening of the first phase of the Sungai Buloh - Kajang line in December 2016 ... more
Pudu Sentral
Pudu Sentral is the new name for Puduraya Bus Terminal which serves north-bound buses ... more
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KLIA 2
KLIA 2 is new low-cost terminal of the KLIA airport and has replaced LCCT terminal in May 2014. ... more
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GO KL City Bus
GO KL is a bus service within Kuala Lumpur city connecting Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Chinatown, KL Sentral and Chow Kit with now 4 lines ... more
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Pekeliling Bus Terminal
This older bus terminal at northern edge of KL city center serves buses to Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. For travelers this bus station is of interest as buses to Jerentut (for traveling to Taman Negara) and Genting Highlands leave from here. ... more
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Heritage Park Tram Service
Electrically powered hop-on hop-off tram covering several tourist attraction around Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and Lake Garden (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park) ... more
Pasarakyat Bus Terminal
The terminal has been torn down in early 2012! Smaller bus station in Imbi (just off Bukit Bintang) for some luxury buses to Singapore and buses to Genting Highlands. There are also a few other ticket counters of other companies for buses that leave from Puduraya. ... more
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Things to do & see
Sky Bar
Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC. ... more
Putrajaya
Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream ... more