Faces of
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.

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.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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.

Kampung Life

LIFE IN MALAYSIA

Faces of Malaysia Faces of Malaysia
Wet Markets Wet Markets
Chinese Culture Chinese Culture
Signs and Signboards Signs and Signboards
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