Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

Delivery of gas bottles

gas_bottles.jpg, Gas is essential to keep the woks and pots fired up in food paradise Malaysia
Gas is essential to keep the woks and pots fired up in food paradise Malaysia

on the photo: delivery man of the national oil and gas company Petronas



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Pulau Redang, sunset view from Redang Reef Resort
Pulau Redang
sunset view from Redang Reef Resort