Faces of
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.

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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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


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Things to do & see
Penang Bridge
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Things to do & see
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