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.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Melaka, Malaysia

Oriental Riverside Residence

address: 78 Jalan Kampung Pantai, Melaka, Malaysia
Oriental-Riverside-Residence-Melaka.jpg, Guesthouse located in old Chinatown with the back facing the Melaka River
Guesthouse located in old Chinatown with the back facing the Melaka River

Oriental Riverside Residence contact information

phone: +60 122857297
website

Oriental Riverside Residence prices / booking

Single: RM30
Twin: RM50
Double: RM50 - RM65

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Hotels in Melaka

Sayang-Sayang Guest House

Youth Hostel located right at the centre of Chinatown facing the Melaka River

Cyclamen Cottage

Hotel in a colonial architectural style building villa built in 1937 located a few minutes north of the city center

Attractions

Jalan Kota / Coronation Park, Melaka

A street full of museums and the adjacent Coronation Park with a displayed first airplane of the Malaysian airforce

Bukit Cina, Melaka

Bukit Cina (englisch: Chinese Hill) is the largest chinese burial ground outside China.