Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

Satay

side dish | Indonesian, Malay marinated dices of meat on bamboo skewers grilled over charcoal fire, served with a spicy peanut sauce

Bergedel

side dish | Indonesian, Malay mashed potato patties with vegetables (sometimes also meat)

Rendang

side dish | Indonesian, Malay Minangkabau specialty with beef cooked with coconut and spices for hours

Popiah

side dish, snack | Chinese fresh spring roll

Chapati

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

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Mamak Stalls / Restaurants

restaurant type | Indian, Mamak Mamak stalls are restaurants in Malaysia run by Muslim Indians.

Durian

fruit | the king of fruit, loved by locals, hated by most travellers - native to Malaysia and Indonesia

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