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Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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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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