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.

Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

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Knowledge Base Database Malaysia



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



Pulau Duyung, traditional boat building
Pulau Duyung
traditional boat building
Things to do & see
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Marina Bay Sands became Singapore's most prominent landmark with its SkyPark when it opened in 2010. It comprises of a casino, hotel, theatres, the ArtScience museum and a shopping mall. ... more

Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore
Singapores oldest and most important Hindu temple, right in the middle of Chinatown ... more

Food & Drinks
Jackfruit

fruit |
native fruit, largest tree-borne fruit in the world
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Malay Tom Yam stalls and restaurants

restaurant type | Malay
Malay stalls or restaurants serving thai-style food
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» Food & Drink Database Malaysia & South-East Asia