Faces of
Malaysia
Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Kuching, Malaysia

Tracks B&B

address: 1st Floor, No.5, Jalan Greenhill, Kuching, Malaysia 93100
Guesthouse located near the Kuching Waterfront.

Tracks B&B contact information

phone: (+6)-019-6407372
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Tracks B&B prices / booking

Dorm: RM20
Twin: RM50
Double: RM60 - 65

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Hotels in Kuching

Brookes Terrace

home style accommodation the center of Kuching

Singgahsana Lodge

guesthouse in central Kuching decorated in a local style using artefacts from ethnic tribes of Sarawak

Attractions

Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade), Kuching

Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade.

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Kuching

centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.