Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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.

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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:
Mount Kinabalu National Park, at Laban Rata resthouse at 2373m
Mount Kinabalu National Park
at Laban Rata resthouse at 2373m