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.

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.

Hawker Stalls in Penang

Vaisakhi Festival

Vaisakhi religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism and is celebrated by the Punjabi / Sikh minority in Malaysia.
promotion for a Vaisakhi event 2018 by the Tourism Office

With a number of about 100,000 members, the Sikh community is one of the smaller minority of the cultural melting pot of Malaysia. Vaisakhi is not a public Holiday but Sikh civil cervants get the off and it is celebrated through open houses and larger events especially in Kuala Lumpur.

Tatt Khalsa Diwan Gurdwara Sikh Temple in Kuala Lumpur
Tatt Khalsa Diwan Gurdwara in Chow Kit is the largest Sikh Temple in t in South Asia. About 75,000 Sikhs live in Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Vaisakhi Festival
photo: Malaysian Travel Guide