Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka River Cruise

address: Sungai Melaka,jetty in front of Quayside Heritage Centre (near Dutch Square), off Jalan Laksamana
melaka-river-boat.jpg, The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka.
The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka.

operation time:
daily from 9am to 11.30pm, every 30min

ticket prices:
Adult RM10, children RM5


the old town centre


the scenery at night


a Venice style brigde and a ferris wheel along the way


colourful houses along the river side


Kampung Morten



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Hotels in in Melaka
HOSTELS
in Melaka
Tony’s Guesthouse
Guesthouse within a short walking distance to historical Chinatown, all rooms with windows, some with balconies
Roof Top Guest House and Hostel Melaka
Hostel / Guesthouse in the heritage zone of Melaka with a roof-top area
Things to do & see
Dutch Square (Red Square)
The Dutch Square, also called Red Squared because all the surrounding building painted red, next to the Melaka river is a good starting point for visiting the old part of the town. ... more
Jalan Kota / Coronation Park
A street full of museums and the adjacent Coronation Park with a displayed first airplane of the Malaysian airforce ... more
Things to do & see
Pantai Batu Buruk (Beach), Kuala Terengganu
The beach is close to city center. The name literally means Beach of the Ugly Stone. It is popular to visit by the locals but it is considered too dangerous for swimming. ... more

Penang Bridge, Penang
A 13.5km long bridge linking the mainland with Penang. It was opening in 1985. Before all traffic depended on ferry services ... more