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.

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.

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.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

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LIFE IN MALAYSIA

Faces of Malaysia Faces of Malaysia
Wet Markets Wet Markets
Chinese Culture Chinese Culture
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Mosques And Temples Mosques And Temples
Malaysian Moments Malaysian Moments
Motorbikes Motorbikes

PENINSULA (WEST MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE)

Alor Setar Alor Setar
Pulau Redang Pulau Redang
Jungle Train Jungle Train
Singapore Singapore
Pulau Kapas Pulau Kapas
Kuala Terengganu Kuala Terengganu
Kota Bahru Kota Bahru
Taman Negara Taman Negara
Tioman Tioman
Perhentian Islands Perhentian Islands
Cameron Highlands Cameron Highlands
Langkawi Langkawi
Along the East Coast Along the East Coast
Fraser’s Hill Fraser’s Hill
Georgetown / Penang Georgetown / Penang
Cherating Cherating

BORNEO (SABAH & SARAWAK, BRUNEI)

Semporna Semporna
Mount Kinabalu National Park Mount Kinabalu National Park
Brunei Brunei
Bako National Park Bako National Park
Kuching Kuching
Sipadan / Mabul Island Sipadan / Mabul Island