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.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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Pulau Lang Tengah, Malaysia

Batu Kucing

Batu-Kucing-Pulau-Lang-Tengah.jpg, Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views
view across the bay towards Pulau Redang
Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views

Getting There
To get to Batu Kucing (malay: Cat Rock), you need to hike up and down the jungle trail that starts at the end of the beach at D'Coconut Resort (East Wing, behind the rocks). This will take you past the Turtle Watch Project to Turtle Bay. Walk along the beach until you find the start of another jungle tral about 2/3 down the beach. Another quick uphill hike and you are there. It takes about 10 sweaty minutes from D'Coconut Resort (East Wing) to Batu Kucing


Panorama
panoramic view toward Pulau Redang


southern tip of Pulau Lang Tengah
southern tip of Pulau Lang Tengah
the building at the left is the East Wing of D'Coconut Resort, Batu Kucing is the bay at the right


Batu Kucing
view of Batu Kucing from the sea

map Pulau Lang Tengah Island
map of Pulau Lang Tengah
Batu Kucing is in the south of the island, just opposite Turtle Bay



Hotels in in Pulau Lang Tengah
HOSTELS
in Pulau Lang Tengah
Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort

Resort on Pulau Lang Tengah with large swimming pool and bar. Room Rates RM500 - RM1000

D’coconut Lagoon

Resort with own beach and 2 wings. The West wing is more luxurious and has a swimming pool. Room Rates RM200 - RM600

Things to do & see
Batu Kucing
Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views ... more
Things to do & see
Birch Memorial Clock Tower, Ipoh
The historical clock tower was built in 1909 in memory of James W.W.Birch, the first British Resident of the state of Perak who was assasinated. ... more

Rock-climbing at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses. ... more