Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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.

Pulau Kapas, Malaysia

Kapas Island Resort

biggest resort on Pulau Kapas

Kapas Turtle Valley Beach Resort

dutch-run romantic boutique resort with 6 private bungalows and 2 family rooms.

Mak Cik Gemuk Beach Resort

Makcik Gemuk Beach Resort has 63 chalet with basic facilities. Next to KBC

Kapas Beach Chalets (KBC)

backpacker friendly chalets on Pulau Kapas

Gem Island Resort & Spa

private island, Pulau Kapas

Resort

Kapas Turtle Valley Beach Resort

dutch-run romantic boutique resort with 6 private bungalows and 2 family rooms.

Kapas Island Resort

biggest resort on Pulau Kapas

Attractions