Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Penang, Malaysia

Cocoa Mews

address: 101, King Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Cocoa-Mews-Georgetown-Penang.jpg, hostel in historical Georgetown, close to Little India
hostel in historical Georgetown, close to Little India
phone: 0164778482/ 0165552743
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Double: RM65-RM75
Dorm: RM25



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Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
Red Inn Court
boutique eco-guesthouse in historical Georgetown
Old Penang GuestHouse
Guesthouse / Hostel located in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Things to do & see
Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple
Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added ... more
The Habitat
The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks. ... more