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.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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Tioman, Malaysia

ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang)

address: Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia
ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang), popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach
ABC beach
popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach

map and location of ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang)



Hotels in in Tioman
HOSTELS
in Tioman
Tioman House
accommodation on ABC beach, RM50 - RM150
Babura Seaview Resort
accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM60 - RM170
Things to do & see
Tekek beach
beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island ... more
Salang Beach
Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation. ... more
Things to do & see
Datai Beach, Langkawi
Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts ... more

Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur
Masjid Jamek is the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback. ... more