Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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Transport
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City Bus Terminal (North)
The largest bus station in Kota Kinabalu (KK) serving long-distance buses to locations at the east coast of Sabah like Telupid, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna or Tawau. ... more
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Wawasan Bus Terminal
Southern Bus Terminal in KK serving local buses and south-bound long-distance buses to destinations like Beaufort, Sipitang and Lawas. ... more

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(Day) Trips
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Kinabalu National Park
Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located 90km from Kota Kinabalu, offers jungles trekking and climbing Mount Kinabalu - the tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago at 4,095 metres. ... more

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HOSTELS
The Lavender Lodge
Hostel, Kota Kinabalu
Located in the central commercial district of the city ... more
masada backpacker
Hostel, Kota Kinabalu
Backpacker hostel in Kota Kinabalu ... more
North Borneo Cabin
Hostel, Kota Kinabalu
Guesthouse in the center of Kota Kinabalu ... more

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Kinabalu Mountain Lodge
Accommodation located about 3km away from Kinabalu National Park
D’Villa Rina Ria Lodge
Guesthouse located 500m away from Kinabalu National Park (location of Mount Kinabalu), 1.5h drive from Kota Kinabalu
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Kinabalu Backpackers, Kota Kinabalu
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Masada Backpacker, Kota Kinabalu
flyer for Masada Backpacker Hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with location map ... more
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
brochure for the state marine park located 3 to 8km off Kota Kinabalu comprising 5 islands ... more