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.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Sign at Buddhist Temple 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