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.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Matahari Lodge

address: 58-1, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50050
Hostel / Guesthouse located just across Central Market, near Chinatown

Matahari Lodge contact information

phone: +603-2031 1300
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Matahari Lodge prices / booking

Single - RM45
Double - RM75
Twin - RM75
6 Bed Mixed Dorm - RM30 / person

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Things to do & see
Chow Kit
The area features a large Indonesian community, and more recently, a small African community. It has a daily wet market known as Bazaar Baru Chow Kit which is arguably the largest wet market in Kuala Lumpur. Chow Kit is also known for its red-light district as well as for its nightly gathering of transwomen. ... more
Petaling Street (Chinatown)
Chinatown in KL is one of the oldest parts of city. The main attractions is the roofed street market along Petaling Street which is popular for selling for fake branded goods like bags, shoes, clothes and watches. ... more