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.

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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Hotels in Tioman

Puteri Salang Inn Chalet

accommodation on Salang Beach, RM40 - RM150

Babura Seaview Resort

accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM60 - RM170

Attractions

Paya Beach, Tioman

quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman

Juara Bay, Tioman

bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.