Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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.

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.

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.

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LIFE IN MALAYSIA

Faces of Malaysia Faces of Malaysia
Wet Markets Wet Markets
Chinese Culture Chinese Culture
Signs and Signboards Signs and Signboards
Mosques And Temples Mosques And Temples
Malaysian Moments Malaysian Moments
Motorbikes Motorbikes

PENINSULA (WEST MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE)

Alor Setar Alor Setar
Pulau Redang Pulau Redang
Jungle Train Jungle Train
Singapore Singapore
Pulau Kapas Pulau Kapas
Kuala Terengganu Kuala Terengganu
Kota Bahru Kota Bahru
Taman Negara Taman Negara
Tioman Tioman
Perhentian Islands Perhentian Islands
Cameron Highlands Cameron Highlands
Langkawi Langkawi
Along the East Coast Along the East Coast
Fraser’s Hill Fraser’s Hill
Georgetown / Penang Georgetown / Penang
Cherating Cherating
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur

BORNEO (SABAH & SARAWAK, BRUNEI)

Semporna Semporna
Mount Kinabalu National Park Mount Kinabalu National Park
Brunei Brunei
Bako National Park Bako National Park
Kuching Kuching
Sipadan / Mabul Island Sipadan / Mabul Island