Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Red Palm

address: Red Palm, 5, Tengkat Tong Shin, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - phone: +60 3 2143 1279 - email: mail@redpalm-kl.com
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	Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!</p>

Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!

Red Palm contact information

phone: +60 3 2143 1279
website

Red Palm prices / booking

6-Bed Dorm: RM 30 per Bed
Single: RM 55
Double: RM 75
Twin: RM 75
Triple: RM 105

maximum capacity: 13 people

Red Palm was a small, relaxed and very personal hostel in a colonial 2-storey pre-war house in Bukit Bintang and the reason why www.backpackingmalaysia.com exists.
Try Travellers Palm Lodge if you looking for a small hostel with a similar approach.


Lounge
The difference to other hostels and guesthouses in the area is that the ground floor of Red Palm is dedicated as a common area (instead of stuffing as many rooms in as possible) with a big lounge with tv area, computer desks,  a small kitchen and a reading corner


tv area, Red Palm Hostel
tv area


location on Tengkat Tong Shin
Red Palm is located on Tengkat Tong Shin, house number 5 (with the red balcony doors), located between Anggung Boutique Hotel and the Indian restaurant TG's Nasi Kandar


computer
computer area


kitchen
kitchen


reading corner
reading corner

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Things to do & see
Batu Caves
Limestone hill in the north of Kuala Lumpur with a series of caves and cave temples. They are a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia and the location of the famous Thaipusam celebrations at the end of January attended by up to one million devotees. ... more
Sepang F1 International Circuit
The Sepang F1 International Circuit right next to KLIA airport and used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix. ... more