Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka Sentral, Melaka

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

Hotels in Melaka

Cyclamen Cottage

Hotel in a colonial architectural style building villa built in 1937 located a few minutes north of the city center

Jalan-Jalan Besi

Guesthouse / Hostel in old Chinatown run by the same management as nearby Jalan-Jalan Emas

Attractions

St. Paul’s Church, Melaka

The ruin of St.Paul′s Church is located on top of St.Paul′s Hill and was one of five churches in the fortress complex A Famosa on the hill that was built by the Portuguese in 1521.

Kampung Morten, Villa Sentosa, Melaka

Remaining village of traditional Malay houses in the middle of the city, located in a bend of Melaka River north of the city centre