Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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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Mirrors - street art in Georgetown, Penang

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

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