Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

Kampung Life

Yee Sang

Salad | Chinese Teochew-style raw fish salad, traditional dish for Chinese New Year

CNY Reunion Dinner

Festivals / Specials | Chinese The Chinese New Year reunion dinners held on the eve of Chinese New Year (the first day of the celebration). It is the most important meal as the whole family comes together preparing and eating the meal

Pan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese Hokkien-style egg noodle soup and one of the few Chinese dishes that are served with Sambal Belacan

Char Kway Teow

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese Popular pan fried noodle dish with egg, vegetables, chinese sausages and cockles

Lok-Lok

snack | Chinese a variety of meat, tofu and vegetable on sticks to dip in boiling water

Pasembor

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

Cantonese Yee Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese crispy noodles with an egg-based sauce, meat, squid, prawns and veggies

Kopi Tiam

restaurant type | Chinese, Fusion, Indian, Malay Chinese coffee shops, modern versions sell all kinds of Malaysian dishes

Steam Boat

food style | Chinese similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat

Hainan Cham

beverage | Chinese, Fusion hot drink made of combination of coffe, nescafe and tea

Fried Mee Hun

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese fried thin noodles with vegetables, shrimp and meat

Wantan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese mee noodles with wantan (dumplings with minced meat)

Popiah

side dish, snack | Chinese fresh spring roll

Bak Kut Teh

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

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Teh Tarik

beverage | Indian, Mamak most popular drink in Malaysia made of black tea and condensed milk

Nasi Kerabu

main dish, rice dish | Malay A Malay rice dish specialty from the east coast (Kelantan, Terengganu), liturally it means "Rice Salad"

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