Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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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Penang, Malaysia

Penang Bridge

address: Linking Gelugor on Penang and Seberang Prai on the mainland
Penang Bridge, A 13.5km long bridge linking the mainland with Penang. It was opening in 1985. Before all traffic depended on ferry services
Penang Bridge
A 13.5km long bridge linking the mainland with Penang. It was opening in 1985. Before all traffic depended on ferry services

Plans for a second and even longer bridge (24km) has been approved and completion is targeted for the end of 2010.

Links: Penang Second Bridge


Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
Old Penang GuestHouse
Guesthouse / Hostel located in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Roommates Penang
Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting
Things to do & see
The Habitat
The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks. ... more
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Penangs grandest and most famous colonial hotel built in 1884, established by the two Armenian Sarkie brothers Tigram and Martin who later founded Raffles Hotel in Singapore ... more
Things to do & see
Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Oldest malay residential area in KL with still authentic traditional Malay wooden houses and the the backdrop of the close-by downtown skyline ... more

Tugu Negara (National Monument), Kuala Lumpur
Tugu Negara is a monument in the Lake Gardens that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's wars. ... more