Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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Transport

City Bus Terminal (North)

The largest bus station in Kota Kinabalu (KK) serving long-distance buses to locations at the east coast of Sabah like Telupid, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna or Tawau.

Wawasan Bus Terminal

Southern Bus Terminal in KK serving local buses and south-bound long-distance buses to destinations like Beaufort, Sipitang and Lawas.

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(Day) Trips

Kinabalu National Park

Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located 90km from Kota Kinabalu, offers jungles trekking and climbing Mount Kinabalu - the tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago at 4,095 metres.

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ACCOMMODATION

The Lavender Lodge

Located in the central commercial district of the city

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Backpacker hostel in Kota Kinabalu

North Borneo Cabin

Guesthouse in the center of Kota Kinabalu

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Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

Travellers’ Light Backpackers Lodge

Hostel in the city center facing the hill and city forest

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Backpacker hostel in Kota Kinabalu

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