Faces of
Malaysia
Tioman

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.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Jalan P. Ramlee
Jalan P. Ramlee, just south of KLCC, is Kuala Lumpur′s central clubbing district ... more
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Changkat Bukit Bintang
Changkat is a street of mostly 2-storey pre-war colonial buildings which are turned into pubs, restaurants and clubs. It is one the most happening nightlife and clubbing areas in Kuala Lumpur. ... more
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Pubcrawl KL
The pubcrawl takes you, and around 40 travelers & locals to 4 bars and finish the night at a club! ... more
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Heritage Row
Nightlife area at Jalan Doresmy. Nightlife spot for the rich and beautiful. Row of refurbished colonial-era shop houses. ... more
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Marini’s on 57
KL's highest roof-top bar and restaurant on Level 57 of Petronas Tower 3 right next to the famous Petronas Twin Towers ... more
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Luna Bar
Super-chic breezy rooftop bar with a pool in the middle (but you cannot use it unfortunately) and one of the best night views in town ... more
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Sky Bar
Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC. ... more
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Bangsar Baru
Bangsar, to the south of downtown, popular entertainment area for local yuppies and expats with an Mediterranean flair. ... more
The Green Man
The Green Man is an traditional British pub / restaurant and one of the longest running establishments on Changkat. ... more
Werner’s on Changkat
Restaurant (Italian / European Fusion) and Bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang with an upstair club lounge and large balcony. ... more
Luminous Restaurant & Bar
Kebab restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Whisky Bar
Whisky bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Daikanyama
Japanese restaurant, cafe and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Yoko’s
Japanese restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Sutraa Kitchen & Bar
Chillout bar serving Indian tapas on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Giovino
Wine shop / bar and Italian & Greek restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Never Mine Bar
Bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar
Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Baan 26
Thai seafood restaurant & bar on Changkat Bukit Bintag ... more
Pampas Bar & Grill
Argentinian steak restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Social
Restaurant (western and asian food) and bar with live music on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Ceylon Bar
Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
twenty.one kitchen+bar
Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Finnegan’s Irish Pub
Irish pub and restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Racks Bar & Baby Backs
Restaurant (specialized in pork ribs) and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang. ... more
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HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Step Inn Guesthouse
Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown
Red Palm

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

Things to do & see
Gurdwara Tatt Khalsa Sikh Temple
Sikh Temple at the near the Chow Kit Wet Market and Kampung Baru. Largest Sikh temple in South-east Asia and spiritual home to KL′s 75,000 Sikhs. ... more
Zoo Negara
Zoo Negara (National Zoo) is major zoological park in the north-east of Kuala Lumpur. The park is managed by a non-governmental organization known as the Malaysian Zoological Society. ... more