Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Kuching, Malaysia

Bako National Park

address: Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia - Tel: (+6) 011-225049
Bako National Park, Small, but diverse, National Park located 37km north-east of Kuching. Bako NP covers an area of about 27sqkm and offers jungle treks, steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of sandy, secluded bays.
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Small, but diverse, National Park located 37km north-east of Kuching. Bako NP covers an area of about 27sqkm and offers jungle treks, steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of sandy, secluded bays.

It is one of the smallest national parks in Sarawak, yet one of the most interesting, as it contains almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. The Park is relatively easy to explore with a well-maintained network of nature trails - from easy forest strolls to full-day jungle treks.
It is also the place see wild life such as the proboscis monkey (the one with funny nose) and the Bornean bearded pig, Bako???s largest mammal, which can come really near to the accommodations at the Headquarter.

Getting There
From Kuching, take a taxi or Petra Jaya Bus No. 6 to Kampung Bako (Bako Village). From there it’s a 30min interesting boat ride to the headquarter.

Accommodation
Park accommodation consists of 3-bedroom Chalets, 2-bedroom Lodges, 4-bedroom Hostels and a camping ground.
For inquires contact:

National Parks Booking Office,
Visitors Information Centre,
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg,
93000 Kuching Sarawak,
Tel: (+6) 082 248088 Fax: (+6) 082 248087
Online booking: http://ebooking.com.my

Links: More Info on Bako National Park (Sarawak Forestry)


Hotels in in Kuching
HOSTELS
in Kuching
Lodge 121
Lodge 121 offers single, twin, double, triple, quad privates and dormitory
Brookes Terrace
home style accommodation the center of Kuching
Things to do & see
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village is tucked away on the foothills of Mount Santubong at Damai Beach, 35 km north from Kuching. It is also known as a living museum. ... more
Sarawak Museum
Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission. ... more
Things to do & see
Singapore City Gallery, Singapore
A free interactive exhibition spreading out over 3 storeys telling the story of Singapore's physical transformation in past, present and future with several impressive miniature models of the island and city center. ... more

Thean Hou Buddhist Temple, Kuala Lumpur
Picturesque Chinese temple with impressive architecture. It is situated on a hill offering excellent view over the city. ... more