Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Bas Kite

Bus-Kite-Kuala-Terengganu2.jpg, Bus Kite - meaning Our Bus - is KT's version of a hop-on hop-off bus along 2 routes
Bus Kite - meaning Our Bus - is KT's version of a hop-on hop-off bus along 2 routes

Prices:

RM1 - RM3 - depending on distance
RM 5 - all day pass (one route)
RM 8 - all day pass (two routes)

 

Route One

  • Dataran Shahbandar
  • Primula Beach Hote
  • Pantai Batu Burok
  • Permai Inn Hotel
  • Masjid Terapung
  • Noor Arfa craft complex
  • the Terengganu Science and Creativity Centre
  • Gong Tok Nasek songket village
  • Gong Kapas cake shop
  • Bus Terminal.

 

Route Two

  • Dataran Shahbandar
  • Grand Continental Hotel
  • Tanjong Vista Hotel
  • the Batu Bersurat roundabout
  • Bukit Keledang Royal Mausoleum
  • Felda Residence Hotel
  • State Museum
  • Taman Tamaddun Islam
  • Crystal Mosque
  • Kampung Losong
  • Pulau Kambing Waterfront
  • Seri Malaysia Hotel
  • Pulau Warisan
  • Kampung Cina
  • Pasar Payang
  • Bus Terminal

 

Transit between both routest at these stops:

  • Terminal Bas MBKT (Main Bus Terminal)
  • Masjid Abidin
  • Shah Bandar
  • Hotel Grand Continental
  • Hotel Tanjong Vista

Bus Kite Route Signboard
Bus Kite Route Map
at the Hotel Seri Malaysia Stop (near Kampung Cina), the red building in the background is the Tian Hou Temple



Hotels in Kuala Terengganu
Attractions

Pantai Batu Buruk (Beach), Kuala Terengganu

The beach is close to city center. The name literally means Beach of the Ugly Stone. It is popular to visit by the locals but it is considered too dangerous for swimming.

Crystal Mosque (Islamic Civilisation Park), Kuala Terengganu

The RM250-million-theme-park was opened in February 2008. It house sreplicas of several world famous mosque and the spectactular Crystal Mosque.

Attractions

Batu Kucing, Pulau Lang Tengah

Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views

Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Founded in 1873, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. It is situated at edge of Chinatown on Jalan Tun H.S.Lee (fomerly Jalan Bandar / High Street).