Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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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