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Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bangsar Baru

address: Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru 59100 Kuala Lumpur
bangsar-jalan-telawi-kuala-lumpur.png, Bangsar, to the south of downtown, popular entertainment area for local yuppies and expats with an Mediterranean flair.
Jalan Telawi 1 with the Bangsar Village shopping mall on the right
Bangsar, to the south of downtown, popular entertainment area for local yuppies and expats with an Mediterranean flair.

Bangsar is the name of the a part of town just south-west of KL Sentral (Brickfields). Bangsar is one of the more affluent parts of down with some luxury condominiums and villa typo of housing areas occupying a hill with a few nice view over town.. 

Telawi Area
The commercial area of Bangsar Baru around Jalan Telawi and its side streets is where the action is. The area is popular hang-out place for expat and local yuppies but also food lovers of any kind. The many popular restaurants in the area. At night clubs and pups attract the night life crowd. The also 2 shopping malls (Bangsar Village 1 and 2) and various shops in the area. There is a Pasar Malam (night market) every sunday.

Getting to Bangsar
Easiest way is to take taxi from downtown KL (around RM10-20) . The Bangsar LRT stop (Kelana Jaya line, one stop past KL Sentral) is also not that far, but it will take a 15min walk to reach Jalan Telawi.

 


street view of Bangsar during the day

 



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