Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Penang, Malaysia

Gurney Drive, Penang

Road Along the seaside famous for its hawkers stalls selling all types of food, best to go at night. But there are also other restaurants and bars and shopping malls

Hotels in Penang

Banana New Guest House

Guesthouse on Lebuh Chulia in the heart of Chinatown with bar/cafe (pool table!) and travel agency

Red Inn Court

boutique eco-guesthouse in historical Georgetown

Attractions

Penang Bridge, Penang

A 13.5km long bridge linking the mainland with Penang. It was opening in 1985. Before all traffic depended on ferry services

Khoo Kongsi, Penang

The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall