Faces of
Malaysia
Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

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 Pulau Lang Tengah

D’Coconut Lagoon Resort - East Wing

The east wing is the slightly more affordable option of D'Coconut Lagoon Resort

Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort

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

Attractions

Batu Kucing, Pulau Lang Tengah

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

Attractions

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The gardens by the bay is a new park (opened in June 2012) on recclaimed land just behind Marina Bay Sands including the amazing architectural structures of the 50m high solar-powered "supertrees".

Singapore River, Singapore

The mouth of the Singapore River was the old Port of Singapore. It houses many of Singapore′s top historical and cultural attractions and nightlife. Famous spots: Boat Quay, Clark Quay, The Merlion, Fullerton Hotel