Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Bazaar Ramadhan in Kampung Baru

address: Jalan Raja Muda Musa, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
bazar-ramadan-kampung-baru.jpg, Ramadan food market along Jalan Raja Muda Musa in Kampung Baru - an old Malay residential area near the city centre
Ramadan food market along Jalan Raja Muda Musa in Kampung Baru - an old Malay residential area near the city centre

map and location of Bazaar Ramadhan in Kampung Baru

Ramadhan 2012:  20 July - 18 August


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Bazaar Ramadan in Kampung Baru
stalls along Jalan Raja Muda Musa


Malay ladies selling sweet bubur desserts
Malay ladies selling sweet bubur desserts



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