Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

MRT vs. traffic jam

MRT_vs_traffic_jam.jpg, view of a gridlocked highway from the MRT line
view of a gridlocked highway from the MRT line

Every year the traffice in KL and the Klang Valley seems to get worse. New highways, ramps, flyovers and bridges are built everywhere but it cannot keep up with multiplication of cars. In 2017 the new MRT line finally opened but it is only a begining and more MRT lines are needed to make KL's public transport system a worthy altnernative to using the car.



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pasar malam stall: Nasi Campur