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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.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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Penang, Malaysia
Roommates-Penang-Georgetown.jpg, Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting
Roommates Penang
Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting ... more
Chulia-Heritage-Hotel-Georgetown-Penang.jpg, boutique hotel in the heritage zone of Georgetown in an refurbished Anglo-Indian bungalow
Chulia Heritage Hotel
boutique hotel in the heritage zone of Georgetown in an refurbished Anglo-Indian bungalow ... more
Ryokan-Muntri-Street-Georgetown-Penang.jpg, Japanese themed flashpacker hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Ryokan @ Muntri Street
Japanese themed flashpacker hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown ... more
Hutton Lodge
Experience unique colonial-style living in our recently restored guesthouse, with clean, comfortable rooms and spacious bathrooms. ... more
Old-Penang-Guesthouse-Georgetown.jpg, Guesthouse / Hostel located in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Old Penang GuestHouse
Guesthouse / Hostel located in the heritage zone of Georgetown ... more
Cocoa-Mews-Georgetown-Penang.jpg, hostel in historical Georgetown, close to Little India
Cocoa Mews
hostel in historical Georgetown, close to Little India ... more
Red-Inn-Court-Georgetown-Penang.jpg, boutique eco-guesthouse in historical Georgetown
Red Inn Court
boutique eco-guesthouse in historical Georgetown ... more
Reggae-Penang-Love-Lane-Hostel-Georgetown.jpg, Hostel, Kitchen, Bar - Latest addition to the Reggae group, after the Reggae Guesthouses and Mansion in Kuala Lumpur
Reggae Penang Love Lane Hostel
Hostel, Kitchen, Bar - Latest addition to the Reggae group, after the Reggae Guesthouses and Mansion in Kuala Lumpur ... more
Baan Talay Homestay
Homestay located between Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi, 2min walk to Tokong Beach ... more
Annie’s Bed & Breakfast
Annie's Homestay is located in Batu Ferringhi ... more
Red-Inn-Georgetown-Penang.jpg, Hostel located in Love Lane in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Red Inn
Hostel located in Love Lane in the heritage zone of Georgetown ... more
FERRINGHI INN & cafe
Welcome to Ferringhi Inn & Cafe the best budget motel for everyone. Ferringhi Inn & Cafe have a very nice location. It is located in the middle town of Batu Ferringhi. ... more
LazyBoys TraveLodge
Lazyboys travelodge is located in a traditional malay atap house, a brief walk away from Batu Ferringhi Beach ... more
Guest-Inn-Muntri-Georgetown-Penang.jpg, heritage guesthouse centrally located in Georgetown with 21 bedrooms
Guest Inn Muntri
heritage guesthouse centrally located in Georgetown with 21 bedrooms ... more
banana-guesthouse-penang.jpg, Guesthouse on Lebuh Chulia in the heart of Chinatown with bar/cafe (pool table!) and travel agency
Banana New Guest House
Guesthouse on Lebuh Chulia in the heart of Chinatown with bar/cafe (pool table!) and travel agency ... more
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Ryokan @ Muntri Street
Japanese themed flashpacker hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Roommates Penang
Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting
Things to do & see
Penang Bridge
A 13.5km long bridge linking the mainland with Penang. It was opening in 1985. Before all traffic depended on ferry services ... more
Batu Ferringhi
Along this famous beach area, there are numerous large hotels, budget guest houses, restaurants, transport rental services, and souvenir stores. ... more