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.

Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Travellers-Light-Backpackers-Lodge-Kota-Kinabalu2.jpg, Hostel in the city center facing the hill and city forest
Travellers’ Light Backpackers Lodge
Hostel in the city center facing the hill and city forest ... more
Akinabalu Youth Hostel
youth hostel in the centre of Kota Kinabalu ... more
North Borneo Cabin
Guesthouse in the center of Kota Kinabalu ... more
masada backpacker
Backpacker hostel in Kota Kinabalu ... more
The Lavender Lodge
Located in the central commercial district of the city ... more
Borneo-Backpackers-Kota-Kinabalu.jpg, Hostel in the southern part of KK city center
Borneo Backpackers
Hostel in the southern part of KK city center ... more
DVilla-Rina-Ria-Lodge-Kinabalu-National-Park.jpg, Guesthouse located 500m away from Kinabalu National Park (location of Mount Kinabalu), 1.5h drive from Kota Kinabalu
D’Villa Rina Ria Lodge
Guesthouse located 500m away from Kinabalu National Park (location of Mount Kinabalu), 1.5h drive from Kota Kinabalu ... more
Kinabalu-Mountain-Lodge.jpg, Accommodation located about 3km away from Kinabalu National Park
Kinabalu Mountain Lodge
Accommodation located about 3km away from Kinabalu National Park ... more
Borneo Beachouse (Backpackers)
Guesthouse located within walking distance of Tanjung Aru Beach ... more
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D’Villa Rina Ria Lodge
Guesthouse located 500m away from Kinabalu National Park (location of Mount Kinabalu), 1.5h drive from Kota Kinabalu
Kinabalu Mountain Lodge
Accommodation located about 3km away from Kinabalu National Park
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