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.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka Sentral, Melaka

Main bus terminal for long distance buses in Melaka located 4km north of the city centre.

Hotels in Melaka

Roof Top Guest House and Hostel Melaka

Hostel / Guesthouse in the heritage zone of Melaka with a roof-top area

Majestic Hotel Melaka

Boutique heritage hotel close to Melaka River and Kampung Morten, north of the town center

Attractions

Jalan Kota / Coronation Park, Melaka

A street full of museums and the adjacent Coronation Park with a displayed first airplane of the Malaysian airforce

Chinatown Melaka, Melaka

Melaka`s chinatown within the historical city has a very peaceful atmosphere with its narrow streets, especially so at night.