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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.

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.

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Lake Titiwangsa

address: Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
kl-taman-tasik-lake-titiwangsa.jpg, Lake Titiwangsa - also known as Taman Tasik Titiwangsa - is a recreational park and lake north of downtown Kuala Lumpur with good photo opportunities and the adjacent Istana Budaya, an arts and culture centre.
Lake Titiwangsa - also known as Taman Tasik Titiwangsa - is a recreational park and lake north of downtown Kuala Lumpur with good photo opportunities and the adjacent Istana Budaya, an arts and culture centre.

Istana Budaya, an arts and culture center with galleries and theatre (concerts and musicals) is also there. It is the big building with the jagged blue roof

Getting There:

  • take Monorail until the last stop (Titiwangsa Station) or LRT to  Titiwangsa station, from there take Bus #120 or walk (20-30min, need to cross some major roads)
  • if you have KL Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket, get off at stop 21 in front of Istana Budaya, from it is a 5min walk to the lake (just behind Istana Budaya)

 

view of downtown Kuala Lumpur
view of downtown Kuala Lumpur


police patrol on horses
police patrol on horses


Istana Budaya
Istana Budaya, an arts and culture center


KL Hop-on Hop-off Bus stop
KL Hop-on Hop-off Bus stop #21 in front of Istana Budaya



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