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.

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.

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Kuantan, Malaysia

Beserah Fishing Village

address: Kampung Nelayan Beserah / Kampung Rumbia, 26100 Pahang, Malaysia
Beserah-Fishing-Village-Kampung-Nelayan-Beserah-Kuantan.jpg, Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times.
wooden Chinese shophouses
Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times.

The village still has the charme of the old times with Kampung houses, wooden shop-houses, coconut trees and fishing barns. The villages is fronted by a long fine sand beach. A famous local food specialty is Mee Chalong.

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fishing barn
abandoned fishing barn


beach
the beach on a rainy monsoon day in February


path leading up to the beach
path leading up to the beach


palm trees
one of those tranquil scenes that reward you for coming to Kampung Beserah


seafood shop
inside a shop selling seafood products like fresh fish, dried squid and Keropok



Hotels in in Kuantan
HOSTELS
in Kuantan
Kuantan Backpackers
backpacker hostel in the city center of Kuantan
Attractions
Attractions

Sungei Palas Tea Centre, Cameron Highlands

The tea center by BOH Plantations at the Sungei Palas tea garden is located just above Brinchang. Located on a hilltop, amidst rows of tea bushes and close to Gunung Brinchang, it offers spectacular views from a 20 foot overhanging platform and tours through the tea factory

Zainal Abidin Mosque, Kuala Terengganu

The mosque, also known as the White Mosque or the Big Mosque, was built by Sultan Zainal Abidin II between 1793 and 1808 but has been renovated and extended after that.