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.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

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Kampung Morten, Villa Sentosa

address: Villa Sentosa, 138 Kampung Morten, 75300 Melaka
kampung-morten-melaka-villa-sentosa4.jpg, Remaining village of traditional Malay houses in the middle of the city, located in a bend of Melaka River north of the city centre
Villa Sentosa at night
Remaining village of traditional Malay houses in the middle of the city, located in a bend of Melaka River north of the city centre

Getting to Kampung Morten
Kampung Morten is located about 15min walk north of the historic city centre. You can enter it from bridge over Melaka River just opposite the Majestic Hotel.
The Panorama hop-on hop-off bus also stops nearby (stop 12 red line, stop 13 blue line)

Villa Sentosa
Villa Sentosa is a one of the traditional Malay wooden kampung houses (built in the 1920s) in the Kampung (Malay for village) that is open to tourist as a privat livingmuseum. While there is no entry free, the owner will ask for donations.
more information from the owner: Abdul Rahim Haji Hashim, phone.: 06-282 2988
Opening Hours
Daily : 9am - 5pm (closed 1pm - 2pm)
Friday : 2.45pm - 5pm
 

view from Sungai Melaka
view from Melaka River (from the Melaka River Cruise boat)


Kampung houses at night
peaceful Kampung Morten with its Kampung houses at night


Kampung Morten



video documentary of Villa Sentosa and Kampong Morten:



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