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.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Kuching, Jalan Power
Kuching
Jalan Power
Kuching, Cat Statue
Kuching
Cat Statue

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Rainforest World Music Festival

RWMF is a three-day music festival and takes places every July near Kuching (Sarawak, Borneo) with music workshops, cultural display and of course concerts of artists from all over the world.

Things to Do & See

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.

Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade)

Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade.

Sarawak Cultural Village

Sarawak Cultural Village is tucked away on the foothills of Mount Santubong at Damai Beach, 35 km north from Kuching. It is also known as a living museum.

Sarawak Museum

Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission.

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Transport

Kuching Sentral

Newly built (2012) massive long-distance express bus terminal in Kuching

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(Day) Trips

Bako National Park

Small, but diverse, National Park located 37km north-east of Kuching. Bako NP covers an area of about 27sqkm and offers jungle treks, steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of sandy, secluded bays.

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ACCOMMODATION

Threehouse B & B

In the heart of old China Town Kuching Sarawak, eastern Malaysia, on the Island of Borneo, you will find ThreeHouse Bed & Breakfast.

Lodge 121

Lodge 121 offers single, twin, double, triple, quad privates and dormitory

Beds Guesthouse

Beds Guesthouse, located in the heart of Kuching's China Town, just a 15 minute walk from the City centre.

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Hotels in Kuching

Wo Jia Lodge

Hostel / Guesthouse at Main Bazaar facing the Kuching Water Front

Singgahsana Lodge

guesthouse in central Kuching decorated in a local style using artefacts from ethnic tribes of Sarawak

Related Flyers / Brochures
Sarawak Cultural Village
brochure of Sarawak Cultural Village with the various types village house and a park map ... more
Santubong Jungle Trek, Sarawak
flyer for The Santubong Jungle Trek located near the Sarawak Cultural Village, 5min from Damai Beach, including a trail map ... more