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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.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Soto

noodle dish, Soup | Indonesian, Malay
Soup with meat and vegetables which is originated in Indonesia but also commonly found in Malaysia

Tom Yum

main dish, Soup | Thai
sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand

Asam Laksa

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

Bak Kut Teh

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

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refreshing drink with fresh limes, syrup and water
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Fried Mee Hun

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