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.

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.

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Sepang F1 International Circuit

address: Sepang International Circuit Sdn. Bhd., Jalan Pekeliling, 64000 KLIA, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
sepang-f1-track-the-tower__large.jpg, The Sepang F1 International Circuit right next to KLIA airport and used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Tower Stand of the race track
The Sepang F1 International Circuit right next to KLIA airport and used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix.

Accommodation:

Sri Packers Hotel (nearby Backpackers Acccommodation)

Links:

Sepang Circuit (Official Website)


Circuit tours are available but only with advanced notice. However, walk-in visitors can visit the Mall Area and the Welcome Center. Visiting hours are from 9:00am - 6:00pm daily.

For detailed information about tours, contact:

Marketing Communications Department
Tel: 03.8778.2248, 03.8778.2243
Fax: 03.8783.1000, 03.8783.1020
E-mail: tours@malaysiangp.com.my

There is also an Info Center at KL Sentral Railway Station in KL.


F1 Malaysian Grand Prix

The tickets are pricy but are still considered cheap compared to the ticket prices for races in Europe. The grand stand at the start-finish straight is already sold-out but there are still tickets available for all other seats ranging from RM700 to RM1800. The cheapest way to experience the race or the weekend (all tickets are valid from friday to sunday) is get a hillstand ticket (RM80), but make sure you bring an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun or the very likely tropical rain.

Link to the ticket center

 

Fall all important information about the 2015 Prix (March 27 - 29) here


 

Find pictures of the circuit below (courtesy: Sepang F1 Circuit):

 

map and location of Sepang F1 International Circuit



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