Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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Chinese Household Shrines

Chinese_House_Altar_Malaysia.jpg, Virtually every Chinese house has small shrine / alter outside of the house
Virtually every Chinese house has small shrine / alter outside of the house

Virtually every Chinese house has small shrine / alter outside of the house

 

Workshop Shrine

Here is a shrine inside a car work shop



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Chinese New Year, Kampung Cina during CNY
Chinese New Year
Kampung Cina during CNY