Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Little India Brickfields

address: along Jln Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields, oposite KL Sentral
brickfields-little-india-jalan-tun-sambathan3.jpg, KL′s Little India. There is a lot of history to Brickfields as it is one of the pioneer settlements in Kuala Lumpur with a large Indian community, the area along Jalan Tun Sambanthan makes you feel you are in India.
main road in Brickfields
KL′s Little India. There is a lot of history to Brickfields as it is one of the pioneer settlements in Kuala Lumpur with a large Indian community, the area along Jalan Tun Sambanthan makes you feel you are in India.

Apart from Indian food and culture you can also find Buddhist temples, mosque and churches in Brickfields.
Brickfields becomes especially colourful in the weeks leading up to Deepavali in mid October. The sidewalks Jalan Tun Sambanthan turn into street market sellings clothes (Saris etc.), Indian jewellery, flowers, henna artist and so on.

Sights:
- Sri Kandaswamy Hindu Temple on Jalan Scott
- Three Teachings Chinese Temple on Jalan Thambipillay

Get There:
It's almost impossible not to get there as KL's main railway station "KL Sentral" is in Brickfields. Monorail (stops across KL Sentral right in the middle of the Brickfields area), LRT, Kommunter and the KLIA Express stop there.
To get into the Little India area of Brickfields turn left when you get off the Monorail and following the road for about 5 minutes.

See more of Brickfields in this photo story:
A walk through Brickfields



Related Places

Batu Caves

Limestone hill in the north of Kuala Lumpur with a series of caves and cave temples. They are a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia and the location of the famous Thaipusam celebrations at the end of January attended by up to one million devotees.

Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
The Explorers Guesthouse
Hostel / Guesthouse near Central Market and Chinatown
Reggae Mansion
Located in 3-storey colonial building with a roof-top bar, the Reggae Mansion is a party hostel and the biggest hostel in Kuala Lumpur
Attractions
Attractions

Jonker Walk, Melaka

A street in Chinatown with many antiques, textile and handicraft stores as well as galleries. On weekend nights the street is closed for traffic and turns into a lively night market

Langkawi Cable Car, Langkawi

The daring cable car ride that takes you up to Gunung Macincang at 708 metres offers spectactular views over the Island and is a must when visiting Langkawi