Faces of
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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

Greater Kuala Lumpur

mutiara-damansara-lrt.jpg, view from an apartment in Mutiara Damansara, part of Petaling Jaya (PJ), west of Kuala Lumpur but part of the Greater Kuala Lumpur urban area
view from an apartment in Mutiara Damansara, part of Petaling Jaya (PJ), west of Kuala Lumpur but part of the Greater Kuala Lumpur urban area

Below is the MRT line which connects this part of town with downtown Kuala Lumpur and beyond. Opposite you see a typical highrise condominium block (probably built sometime around 2010), like hundreds of others mushrooming throughout the Klang Valley. The green patches here are not public parks but a golf course. To left of the condo you can see 1Utama shopping mall in the distance.



photo:
Taman Negara,  view over the hills of the park
Taman Negara
view over the hills of the park