Faces of
Malaysia
Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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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Cherating, Malaysia

Mata Hari

nice bungalows/chalets in a nice setting a bit off the beach

Mata Hari contact information

phone: 019-9359420 / 017-9247465

Mata Hari prices / booking

A-Frame: RM20
Bungalow: RM30
Bungalow with bathroom: RM50
Bungalow with bathroom/air-con: RM80
Hotels in in Cherating
HOSTELS
in Cherating
Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel
chalets right at the beach
Payung Guest House
well-maintained and inexpensive chalets with a good atmosphere near the river (less than 5min walk to the beach).try to stay here if there is availability
Things to do & see
Cherating Beach
mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right ... more
Mangrove River Tour
A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes. ... more