Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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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

map and location of Little India Brickfields



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