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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Asam Laksa

main dish, noodle dish, Soup | Fusion, Nonya sour-spicy fish-based soup with noodels

Chapati

side dish, snack | Indian, Mamak basic flat indian bread made of dough, water and salt

Mamak Rojak

main dish | Indian, Mamak salad with vegetables, egg and prawn fritters topped with a thick spicy-sweet peanut sauce

Bak Kut Teh

main dish, Soup | Chinese popular Chinese pork soup with tofu and salad leaves

Kuih Ketayap

dessert | Malay dessert with sugar and coconut flakes in a green rolled up pancake

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