Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

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.

Malay Women on Motorbike

Mirrors - street art in Georgetown, Penang

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Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic is leaving his mark with beautiful wall painting of children all across historical Georgetown.

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all photos below are courtesy of Ernest Zacharevic:
Ernest Zacharevic facebook page
www.zachas.com

 

collage of Ernest Zacharevic's work
collage of Ernest Zacharevic's work

 

wall painting in Armenian Street
the popular wall painting in Armenian Street

 

wall painting at Chew Jetty, George Town, Malaysia
wall painting at Chew Jetty

 

Ernest Zacharevicat work
Ernest Zacharevicat work

 


finished wall painting at Muntre 47, George Town, Malaysia
finished wall painting at Muntre 47

 

Timelapse video of Ernest Zacharevic's wall painting at the junction of Armenian Street & Pitt Street, Penang, Malaysia 25 - 29 June, 2011:

Ernest Zacharevic at Armenian Street, Penang from ownlypenang on Vimeo.



location map of the wall paintings:

location map of penang street art

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Trains

There are only 2 train lines on the peninsula, one is the north-south track (Bangkok-Singapore) and one splits off in Gemas (south of KL) and runs to the north-eastern thai boarder near Kota Bharu. This line is also called the jungle train. The train is pricier and slower then the bus but can be more comfortable when travelling in a sleeper car. More info at http://www.ktmb.com.my and www.seat61.com/Malaysia.htm
There are currently talks of constructing a bullet train line between Sinpapore and Kuala Lumpur

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