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.

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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Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Kuching, Jalan Power
Kuching
Jalan Power
Kuching, City Gate
Kuching
City Gate

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Rainforest World Music Festival

Rainforest World Music Festival

RWMF is a three-day music festival and takes places every July near Kuching (Sarawak, Borneo) with music workshops, cultural display and of course concerts of artists from all over the world. ... more

Things to Do & See
Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages. ... more
Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade)
Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade. ... more
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Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village is tucked away on the foothills of Mount Santubong at Damai Beach, 35 km north from Kuching. It is also known as a living museum. ... more

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Transport
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Kuching Sentral
Newly built (2012) massive long-distance express bus terminal in Kuching ... more

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(Day) Trips
Bako National Park
Small, but diverse, National Park located 37km north-east of Kuching. Bako NP covers an area of about 27sqkm and offers jungle treks, steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of sandy, secluded bays. ... more

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HOSTELS
Threehouse B & B
Hostel, Kuching
In the heart of old China Town Kuching Sarawak, eastern Malaysia, on the Island of Borneo, you will find ThreeHouse Bed & Breakfast. ... more
Lodge 121
Hostel, Kuching
Lodge 121 offers single, twin, double, triple, quad privates and dormitory ... more
Beds Guesthouse
Guesthouse, Kuching
Beds Guesthouse, located in the heart of Kuching's China Town, just a 15 minute walk from the City centre. ... more

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HOSTELS
in Kuching
Beds Guesthouse
Beds Guesthouse, located in the heart of Kuching's China Town, just a 15 minute walk from the City centre.
Brookes Terrace
home style accommodation the center of Kuching
Related Flyers / Brochures
Sarawak Cultural Village
brochure of Sarawak Cultural Village with the various types village house and a park map ... more
Santubong Jungle Trek, Sarawak
flyer for The Santubong Jungle Trek located near the Sarawak Cultural Village, 5min from Damai Beach, including a trail map ... more