Faces of
Malaysia
Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Penang, Malaysia
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Day tour from Kuala Lumpur to the Unesco world heritage town of Georgetown on Penang Island

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Hotels in Penang

Banana New Guest House

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

Ryokan @ Muntri Street

Japanese themed flashpacker hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown

Attractions

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

Penangs grandest and most famous colonial hotel built in 1884, established by the two Armenian Sarkie brothers Tigram and Martin who later founded Raffles Hotel in Singapore

Clan Jetties, Penang

Traditional Chinese settlements built on stilts at shore of Weld Quay