Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

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On the way to Thaipusam

on-the-way-to-thaipusam.jpg, At the foot of the Batu Caves and also in a large cave in the mountain there are several Hindu temples. The Indians in the picture are on the way to the celebrations of Thaipusam

In the background you can see the rocks of Batu Caves in north of Kuala Lumpur. At the foot of the Batu Caves and also in a large cave in the mountain there are several Hindu temples. The Indians in the picture are on the way to the celebrations of Thaipusam. The Thaipusam festival is the biggest Hindu festival in Malaysia. Up to a million visitors and devotees attend the Thaipusam festivities at Batu Caves every year, which always takes place in late January. This photo was taken on the weekend after the main procession. The celebrations stretch out for an entire week, but the day of the procession draws the most attendees.



photo: 2013, Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
Georgetown / Penang, Komtar Building
Georgetown / Penang
Komtar Building