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.

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.

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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