Faces of

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.


Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

Sign at Buddhist Temple in Penang

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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Georgetown / Penang, hindu temple
Georgetown / Penang
hindu temple
Food & Drinks

Ayam Masak Merah

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai Malay dish with tomato-based sauce, literally means red cooked Chicken

Yee Sang

Salad | Chinese Teochew-style raw fish salad, traditional dish for Chinese New Year

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