Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

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