Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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.

Kampung Life

PHOTO MOMENTS

air-conditioners.jpg Air-Conditioners
kitchen_chinese_restaurant_imbi.jpg Open Air Kitchen
traditional_chinese_hardware_store.jpg Traditional Chinese Hardware Store
malay-food-stall.jpg Malay food stall
gas_bottles.jpg Delivery of gas bottles
MRT_vs_traffic_jam.jpg MRT vs. traffic jam
pasar_ramadan.jpg Bazaar Ramadhan
old_apartment_block.jpg Old Apartment Block
federal_mosque.jpg Mosque and Minaret
trump-kim-nasi-lemak.jpg Trump-Kim Nasi Lemak
orang-asli-boatman-taman-negara.jpg Orang Asli
mutiara-damansara-lrt.jpg Greater Kuala Lumpur
hari_raya_2018_world_cup.jpg Hari Raya and World Cup 2018
Chinese_House_Altar_Malaysia.jpg Chinese Household Shrines
waiting-for-customers-sleeping-on-trishaw-melaka-malaysia.jpg Sleeping on the trishaw
on-the-way-to-thaipusam.jpg On the way to Thaipusam
indian-street-stall-restaurant.jpg Indian Street Restaurant
kids-playing-yo-yo.jpg Kids playing Yo-yo
chinese-new-year-biscuits.jpg Chinese New Year Biscuits
fogging-against-dengue.jpg Fogging Against Dengue