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.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

kl-hop-on-hop-off-bus.jpg, Hop-On Hop-off sight-seeing bus with multi-language taped audio commentary covering all inner-city attractions and area from Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Lake Gardens, Historical Quarters and Chinatown. Tickets area valid for 24hours.
Hop-On Hop-off sight-seeing bus with multi-language taped audio commentary covering all inner-city attractions and area from Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Lake Gardens, Historical Quarters and Chinatown. Tickets area valid for 24hours.

ticket prices:

Adults:
24 Hours Ticket:  RM45 (Malaysian: RM19)
48 Hours Ticket: RM79 (Malaysian: RM32)

Child (5-12 years), Students, Disabled:
24 Hours Ticket:  RM19 (Malaysian: RM12)
48 Hours Ticket: RM32 (Malaysian: RM20)

Ticket Online Booking

Links:

official website
facebook page


KL Hop-on Hop-off Bus map

route map

 

some of the buses, like this one, have open decks at the back

 

KL Hop-on Hop-off bus top sign

watch out for the purple bus stop sign

bus stops:
1) Malaysia Tourism Information Centre
2) KL Tower
3) Jalan P. Ramlee
4) KL Concention Centre & Aquaria
5) Karyaneka
6) Bintang Walk
7) Tengkat Tong Shin
8) Chinatown
9) Central Market
10) Little India
11) KL Sentral
12) National Museum
13) National Palace
14) Lake Gardens
15) Bird Park
16) National Mosque
17) Dataran Merdeka (Square)
18) Medan Mara
19) Jalan Raja Laut
20) Bulatan Pahang
21) Lake Titiwangsa
22) Citi Bank
23) KLCC



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