Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Singapore

Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. At 704.0 sqkm (272 square miles), it is one of the few city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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Dutch Square (Red Square)
The Dutch Square, also called Red Squared because all the surrounding building painted red, next to the Melaka river is a good starting point for visiting the old part of the town. ... more
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Chinatown Melaka
Melaka`s chinatown within the historical city has a very peaceful atmosphere with its narrow streets, especially so at night. ... more
St. Paul’s Church
The ruin of St.Paul′s Church is located on top of St.Paul′s Hill and was one of five churches in the fortress complex A Famosa on the hill that was built by the Portuguese in 1521. ... more
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A Famosa
The remains of a fortress that was built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. Also known as Porta De Santiago. ... more
Harmony Street
Jalan Tokong Besi in Chinatown is also called Harmony Street because Temples and Mosques of the three main religions of Malaysia are located peacefully in the same small street. ... more
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Bukit Cina
Bukit Cina (englisch: Chinese Hill) is the largest chinese burial ground outside China. ... more
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Jonker Walk
A street in Chinatown with many antiques, textile and handicraft stores as well as galleries. On weekend nights the street is closed for traffic and turns into a lively night market ... more
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Melaka River Cruise
The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka. ... more
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Jalan Kota / Coronation Park
A street full of museums and the adjacent Coronation Park with a displayed first airplane of the Malaysian airforce ... more
Istana
Reconstruction of the Sultan′s Palace which was destroyed by a fire in 1460. ... more
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Kampung Morten, Villa Sentosa
Remaining village of traditional Malay houses in the middle of the city, located in a bend of Melaka River north of the city centre ... more
Dataran Pahlawan
Dataran Pahlawan is a shopping mall near A Famose with a Carrefour hypermarket and Golden Screen Cinemas ... more
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Cheng Hoon Teng is the oldest traditional Chinese temple (Taoist temple) in Malaysia. The temple was built in 1645 (and extented in 1704 and 1801) and served as the main place of worship for the Hokkien community. ... more
Kampung Kling Mosque
Masjik Kampung Keling is one of Melakas oldest mosques built in 1872. The architecture resembling a pagoda is influenced by Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu and local designs. ... more
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Church of St. Francis Xavier
Neo-Gothic Catholic church on Jalan Laksaman in the historical city center. The Church was built in 1856 by the Paris Foreign Missionary in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary. ... more
Hotels in in Melaka
HOSTELS
in Melaka
Jalan-Jalan Emas
Guesthouse in charming Jalan Tukang Emas, also called Harmony Street, in Chinatown
Sayang-Sayang Guest House
Youth Hostel located right at the centre of Chinatown facing the Melaka River
Things to do & see
A Famosa
The remains of a fortress that was built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. Also known as Porta De Santiago. ... more
Melaka River Cruise
The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka. ... more