Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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The Whisky Bar

address: 45c, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Whisky Bar, Whisky bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang
Whisky bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang

opening hours:
Mon - Thu: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat: 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sun: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

phone: 03-221432268

Links: official website
facebook page
more information about the Changkat nightlife area
(list of all restaurants and bars)

photo courtesy: The Whisky Bar


photo courtesy: The Whisky Bar


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