Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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