Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Ipoh, Malaysia

Ipoh Heritage Trail

Ipoh-Heritage-Trail.jpg, The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.
The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.

Attractions / Buildings along the trail:

  • Railway Station
  • Majestic Hotel
  • Ipoh Tree
  • Town Hall and Old Post Office
  • Birch Memorial Tower
  • Mikasa Photo Studio
  • Chartered Bank
  • Straits Trading Company
  • Mercantile Bank
  • Perak River Hydro-Electic Power Company
  • High Court
  • Ipoh Club
  • The Chruch of St. John The Divine
  • Museum Darul Ridzuan
  • St. Michael's Institution
  • Town Padang Mosque
  • F.M.S. Bar & Restaurant
  • Hongkong Bank
  • Han Chin Pet Soo
  • Concubine Lane
  • Dramatists' Hostel
  • Dato' Panglima Kinta Mosque
  • Little India district

 

Links:

Ipoh Heritage Walk - Part 1
Ipoh Heritage Walk - Part2
Ipoh heritage trail: This town is made for walking
Perak Heritage Society
Heritage Trail Map
 




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