Faces of
Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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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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Food & Drinks
Maggie Goreng

main dish, noodle dish | Indian, Mamak
common low-budget Mamak meal of fried Maggie noodles with vegetables
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Fresh Orange

beverage |
drink with freshly squeezed oranges, syrup, water and ice
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