Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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Penang, Malaysia

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

address: 10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang - phone: +(6) 04 222 2000
Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penangs grandest and most famous colonial hotel built in 1884, established by the two Armenian Sarkie brothers Tigram and Martin who later founded Raffles Hotel in Singapore
Eastern & Oriental Hotel right at the seaside
Penangs grandest and most famous colonial hotel built in 1884, established by the two Armenian Sarkie brothers Tigram and Martin who later founded Raffles Hotel in Singapore

Rooms from R485 for those travelling on budget ;)

Links: Eastern & Oriental Hotel (Official Website)

Sarkies Brothers (Wikipedia)

the History of Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia

map and location of Eastern & Oriental Hotel



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in Penang
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Japanese themed flashpacker hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Chulia Heritage Hotel
boutique hotel in the heritage zone of Georgetown in an refurbished Anglo-Indian bungalow
Things to do & see
Penang Bridge
A 13.5km long bridge linking the mainland with Penang. It was opening in 1985. Before all traffic depended on ferry services ... more
Botanical Gardens
Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants. ... more
Things to do & see
Kek Look Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh
Picturesque Chinese cave temple at the Gunung Rapat limestone hills at the southern edge of Ipoh city ... more

Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur
Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area. ... more