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.

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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Amazing places to vitually walk, ride and swim in Malaysia

Google is sending their street view cams to most unlikely places. Here is a list of cool places to visit in Malaysia without (before) getting your feet wet and dirty

Canopy Walk, Taman Negara
walking along one of the longest canopy walks in the world. Find out more about the Canopy Walk here image: Google Street View
 

Langkawi Cable Car
virtual ride on the roof of the cable car. Find out more about the Cable Car hereimage: Google Street View
 

Sky Bridge, Langkawi
After you took the cable car, you might as well do a virtual walk on the SkyBrigde image: Google Street View

Genting Bay, off Tioman Island
How about a dive along the the corals of Genting Bay near Pulau Tioman? image: Google Street View

Mount Kinabalu
After the coral dive you can continue with hiking up to the highest mountain in Southeast Asia in Sabah (Borneo). Find out more about the Kinabalu National Park here image: Google Street View
 

Mangroves of Pulau Langkawi
Back to Peninsula Malaysia we continue with a cruise through the Mangrove forest of Langkawi Island. image: Google Street View