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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Pudu Market

address: Jalan Pasar, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
kl-pudu-market-jalan-pasar.jpg, Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area.
Jalan Pasar off Jalan Pudu
Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area.

The nearest LRT is "Pudu" at the Ampang LRT line. It is about 10min walk from there.

From Time Square you can walk to Pudu market in about 15min.

Links:

Interaktive Map of Pudu Market area (Wikimapia.org)


goldfishes, aquariums, jalan pasar, pudu market

The area around Jalan Pasar is also has many shops selling goldfishes and other aquarium fishes as well as aquarium equipment (water filters, lamps, food etc.)


Here is a great video showing the different cultures and people in Malaysia singing together at the Pudu wet market in Kuala Lumpur:

Nasi Lemak from Grain Media on Vimeo.



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