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.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Factory in Cameron Highlands

Knowledge Base Database Malaysia



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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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Georgetown / Penang, hindu temple
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hindu temple
Attractions

A Famosa, Melaka

The remains of a fortress that was built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. Also known as Porta De Santiago.

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Food & Drinks

Cendol

dessert | Indonesian traditional Javanese dessert with shaved ice, coconut milk and starched noodles

Murtabak

main dish | Indian, Mamak Indian pancake filled with garlic, egg, onion, mutton or chicken

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