Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Tanah Rata

address: Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Tanah Rata, Main town in the Cameron Highlands (with Brinchang to the north and Ringlet to the south). Most budget guesthouses are here and it is the starting point for many jungle trails.
Jalan Besar, main road of Kuala Lumpur
Main town in the Cameron Highlands (with Brinchang to the north and Ringlet to the south). Most budget guesthouses are here and it is the starting point for many jungle trails.

The town is itself is not that spectacular, the beauty lies outside of it on the lush green hills. After sunset, there’s not much to do besides keeping yourself warm (it does get quite cool) or visiting some of the restaurants (there are few good ones actually - a popular dish to have is Steam Boat). From Tanah Ratah you get bus tickets to Penang, Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur, even Mini-bus rides to Kuala Besut (jetty to Perhentian Islands) and Taman Negara.



Hotels in in Cameron Highlands
HOSTELS
in Cameron Highlands
Daniel’s Lodge (Kang Travellers Lodge)
guest house in Tanah Ratah, RM8 - RM100
Cameronian Inn Guesthouse
Guesthouse in Tanah Ratah, RM10 - RM100
Things to do & see
Rose Centre
extensive flower garden in a beautiful setting offering good views ... more
Butterfly Farm
The Butterfly Farm is located around the Kea Farm area north of Brinchang (town north of Tanah Ratah) showing, besides butterflies, a wide variety of plants, flowers, insects and reptiles. Best to to visit with an experienced guide otherwise you miss a lot of interesting things. ... more
Things to do & see
Chinwoo Swimming Pool, Kuala Lumpur
Big public swimming pool with cafe in downtown KL in a nice setting on a hill right between Chinatown and Bukit Bintang. ... more

Gua Tempurung, Ipoh
Gua Tempurung, located 30min south of Ipoh, are the largest limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia. ... more