Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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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 Birthday or Buddha Day.

Next / Recent Occurances:
2018: 29 May (Tue)
2019: 19 May (Sun), holiday is moved to Monday except Johor, Kedah, Melaka, NegeriSembilan, Sabah & Sarawak
2020: 7 May (Thu) 

The of Vesak days is based on a lunar calendar and is celebrated on the full moon day of the Vaisakha month of the Buddhist calendar.


list of Public Holidays in Malaysia

 




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Islamic Civilisation Park, Crystal Mosque
Islamic Civilisation Park
Crystal Mosque
Food & Drinks

Apam Balik

dessert, snack | Apam Balik is a pancake or more like a waffle that is usually filled with sugar, corn and peanuts but there can also be many variations from chocolate fillings to even Durian.

Roti Plaster

snack | Indian, Mamak Roti Canai with an egg on top of it

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