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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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Essentials:

Vesak Day

Vesak Day is a Buddhist festival and a public Holiday in Malaysia and Singapore. It is also known as Buddha's ... read more

Power Plug and Socket

Malaysia uses the Type G plugs and sockets which are also used in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Singapore ... read more

Long-distance Buses

With only 2 (slow) train lines in the country, intercity travel in Malaysia is almost entirely relies on buses. Roads ... read more

Taxis

Taxis in Malaysia don't necessarily have the best reputation. Even though they are required to use the meter, many of ... read more

pre-paid phone & internet cards

In a time where people wanna stay connected while travelling and don't want to rely on internet Wifi hotspots only, ... read more

Weather

It is hot (around 30°C celcius) and very humid (up to 90 percent) throughout the year in Malaysia. So be ... read more

School Holidays

During school holidays popular attractions and family oriented destinations like Langkawi or Cameron Highlands can get very busy, so it ... read more

Public Holidays

As multi-racial country with a Malay-muslim majority and large Chinese and Indian minorities, Malaysia has many public holidays. Buddhist Wesak ... read more

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Jalan Alor, lion dance
Jalan Alor
lion dance
Attractions

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Sentosa, which means tranquillity in Malay, is a popular resort island at the harbour in Singapore with beaches and countless of rides, attractions and things to do

Mangrove River Tour, Cherating

A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes.

Food & Drinks
Ayam Masak Kicap

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai
fast prepared dish based on soy sauce and chili sauce with chicken and veggies
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Steam Boat

food style | Chinese
similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat
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