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.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

Mosque and Minaret

federal_mosque.jpg, There are mosques all around in a country with more 50% being Muslim (up to almost 100% in the rural areas of the peninsula).
There are mosques all around in a country with more 50% being Muslim (up to almost 100% in the rural areas of the peninsula).

The next mosque is never far a away and you are likely to hear the call to prayers at some point of the day. The mosque on the photo here is the Federal Mosque (Masjid Wilaya) in Kuala Lumpur.



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Pulau Lang Tengah, Batu Kucing
Pulau Lang Tengah
Batu Kucing