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.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Power Plug and Socket

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

In Malaysia the standard voltage is 240V and the frequency is 50Hz.

power socket Malaysia
typical Malaysian wall plug with an off-switch


power plug and socket
If you come from a country with the standard 2-pin Type C, E or F plug, you don't need a fancy adapter. This simple plastic adapter will do which is available for 1 Ringgit everywhere.
 

power socket adapter
It even works without any adapter at all (left power plug). You just need a thin object like a pencil or the temple of your glasses to push down the plastic pin in the top middle hole while inserting the plug.




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Pulau Duyung, traditional boat building
Pulau Duyung
traditional boat building
Food & Drinks
Kuih Ketayap

dessert | Malay
dessert with sugar and coconut flakes in a green rolled up pancake
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Keropok

snack | Malay
snack based on fish, squid or prawn, can be prepared as crackers (Keropok Keping) or sausage (Keropok Lekor)
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