Faces of
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.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Heritage Park Tram Service

Heritag-Park-Electric-Tram-Kuala-Lumpur.jpg, Electrically powered hop-on hop-off tram covering several tourist attraction around Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and Lake Garden (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park)
Electrically powered hop-on hop-off tram covering several tourist attraction around Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and Lake Garden (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park)

Ticket Price:
RM2 (RM1 children)

Operating Times:
the tram leaves from KL City Gallery at:
9.30am, 10am, 2.30pm, 3pm
within TAR Heritage Park:
9.30am - 5pm (on fridays no service between 11.30am and 2.30pm)
The tram serice stops during rain for safety reasons.

The tram service started in 2011 by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). Since 2014 it was handed over to the operators of the Hop-on Hop-off bus servcice. The tram starts from the KL City Gallery at Merdeka square covering 2 zones: the heritage zone (vicinity of Merdeka Square) and nature zone (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park / Lake Gardens).

Route:
Abdul Samad Building (Merdeka Square), Lake Gardens (TAR Heritage Park zone, Perdana Botanical Garden, Deer Park, Hibiscus Garden, Orchid Garden, KL Bird Park, National Planetarium, Police Museum, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum), National Mosque
During weekends or other times when the tram has carriage extensions, it will not go through the Hibiscus and Orchid Gardens as the pathways are to narrow.
The National Mosque is the last stop.

More Information:
call 03-26980332 or email pelancongan@dbkl.gov.my

Links:

www.klcitygallery.com
www.myhoponhopoff.com




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