Faces of
Malaysia
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 .

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Penang, Malaysia

Roommates Penang

address: 17 B, Lorong Chulia, Penang, Malaysia
Roommates-Penang-Georgetown.jpg, Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting
Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting

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Premier dorm - RM32 (RM35 weekends)
Standard Dorms - RM28 (RM32 weekends)
 

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Hotels in Penang

Old Penang GuestHouse

Guesthouse / Hostel located in the heritage zone of Georgetown

Ryokan @ Muntri Street

Japanese themed flashpacker hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown

Attractions

Komtar Tower, Penang

Penangs tallest building and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, the complex also hosts a shopping mall and a local bus terminal. The tower is worth visiting for its observation on the Level 65 and the daring skywalk on Level 68.

Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram, Penang

Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha