Faces of
Malaysia
Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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.

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Beserah Fishing Village

address: Kampung Nelayan Beserah / Kampung Rumbia, 26100 Pahang, Malaysia
Beserah-Fishing-Village-Kampung-Nelayan-Beserah-Kuantan.jpg, Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times.
wooden Chinese shophouses
Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times.

The village still has the charme of the old times with Kampung houses, wooden shop-houses, coconut trees and fishing barns. The villages is fronted by a long fine sand beach. A famous local food specialty is Mee Chalong.

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fishing barn
abandoned fishing barn


beach
the beach on a rainy monsoon day in February


path leading up to the beach
path leading up to the beach


palm trees
one of those tranquil scenes that reward you for coming to Kampung Beserah


seafood shop
inside a shop selling seafood products like fresh fish, dried squid and Keropok



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