Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The pubcrawl takes you, and around 40 travelers & locals to 4 bars and finish the night at a club ... more
brochure with a route map of the 4 free Go KL bus lines connecting Bukit Bintang, Chinatown, KLCC, KL Sentral, Merdeka Square and Chow Kit in Kuala Lumpur ... more
brochure of the hill retreat Berjaya Hills (Bukit Tinggi), about 1h outside of Kuala Lumpur with Colmar Tropical and Chateau Spa Resort and others ... more
brochure about the hill retreat Fraser's Hill in Pahang and the activities in and around it including a map, some additional information on the town of Raub ... more
brochure about the telecommunication tower in KL and the activities available, also includes some information of Muzium Telekom and the tower in Alor Setar (Menara Alor Star) ... more
6-page brochure of Firefly Park Resort in Bukit Belimbing, Kuala Selangor - Accommodation and Tours ... more
6-page brochure of Tanah Ainah Resorts in Pahang, eco-resorts / nature retreats about 1h outside of Kuala Lumpur ... more
small (business card size) flyer with contact information for the Star Shuttle airport bus (LCCT, KLIA) and the Star Limo taxi service, including arrival and departure times ... more
6-page brochure of the Royal Police Museum in Kuala Lumpur (Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia) - languages: englisch, bahasa melayu ... more
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Red Palm

Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!

Sunshine Bedz KL
Hostel centrally located at the main junction of Bukit Bintang (Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail)
Things to do & see
Lake Gardens
Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake). ... more
Putrajaya
Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream ... more