Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 days / 2 nights tour from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara including return transfer from Kuala Lumpur, park entry, accommodation, meals and guided trips and activities

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RM400
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Tour to Kuala Selangor to visit Bukit Melawi (some options with a stopover at Batu Caves), have seafood dinner and after dark take a boat ride on Selangor River to see the magic of the fireflies

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RM220
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Tour to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) near Kuala Lumpur including jungle trekking with a nature guide and canopy walkway

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RM140
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Go on a private or shared tour to explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Melaka

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RM220
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Riding a Segway is fun and the best way to see the vast and beautifully landscaped Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur. This ride will lead you into the green heart of Kuala Lumpur. ... more
price:
RM299
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6-hour private tour covering the highlights of Kuala Lumpur including Batu Caves, Thean Hou Temple and much more

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RM160
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Experience the world's oldest rainforest with a day trip from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara National Park

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RM510
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a shared 6-hour tour that covers the highlights of Kuala Lumpur such as Batu Caves, National Palace and many more

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price:
RM85
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day trip to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, includes return transfer from Kuala Lumpur

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3 days 2 nights tour to Taman Negara (from Kuala Lumpur) with a stop at the Elephant Sanctuary in Kuala Gandah

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RM970
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Day trip from Kuala Lumpur to visit Cameron Highlands with its tea plantations

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RM350
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The pubcrawl takes you, and around 40 travelers & locals to 4 bars and finish the night at a club!

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price:
RM70
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A variety of different tours in and around Kuala Lumpur giving you the chance to experience and learn more about the diverse malaysian food.

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RM160
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A 3-hour night tour letting you experience the city of lights Kuala Lumpur

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price:
RM80
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Tour the architectural wonderland of Putrajaya, the federal administrative capitol of Malaysia just south of Kuala Lumpur

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Shared tour from Kuala Lumpur to the Unesco world heritage town of Georgetown on Penang Island (2 days, 1 night OR 3 days, 2 nights)

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3 days / 2 nights tour from Kuala Lumpur  to the tropical island of Pulau Langkawi. Langkawi is a large duty-free island in the north-west of Peninsular Malaysia with beautiful beaches, rainforests, mangrove forests, waterfalls and a spectacular cable car

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price:
RM775
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This daytrip includes a visit to Batu Caves, the Elephant Conservation Centre and the Fireflies Tour

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A shared tour with visits to the biggest shopping mall in KL, Chinatown, Central Market, Pewter Factory and a nightmarket

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price:
RM85
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A shared tour to a picnic at a waterfall in the rainforest just outside of Kuala Lumpur

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RM130
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A shared tour to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park / Sunway Pyramid Mall including entrance fee

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price:
RM160
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2 day / 1 night tour to the tropical island of Pulau Pangkor, about 3 hours away from Kuala Lumpur

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RM530
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Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur to visit Crab Island, mangrove swamp, Thean Hou Temple and Blue Mosque

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Things to do & see
Bukit Bintang
Main shopping, dining and entertainment area of Kuala Lumpur. Many backpacker accommodations are here too. ... more
Sepang F1 International Circuit
The Sepang F1 International Circuit right next to KLIA airport and used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix. ... more