Faces of
Malaysia
Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Pulau Lang Tengah

Pulau Lang Tengah is a small postcard island with only 3 resorts located halfway between Perhentian Island and Pulau Redang.

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Penang, Malaysia

Botanical Gardens

address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350 Pulau Pinang
Botanical Gardens, Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants.
Penang Botanic Gardens (photo: penangpage.com)
Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants.

Opening Hours : 5am to 8pm daily Admission : Free
Either hire a taxi (approx RM15) or catch the No 7 bus from Komtar to the Botanical Gardens.

Links: Penang Botanic Gardens (Official Website)

Photos of Botanical Garden


Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
Roommates Penang
Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting
Red Inn
Hostel located in Love Lane in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Things to do & see
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Penangs grandest and most famous colonial hotel built in 1884, established by the two Armenian Sarkie brothers Tigram and Martin who later founded Raffles Hotel in Singapore ... more
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Mansion built by Cheong Fatt Tze at the end of 19th Century has 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases & 220 vernacular timber louvre windows. Received UNESCO Most Excellent Heritage Conservation Award in 2000 ... more
Things to do & see
Kuala Selangor (Fireflies), Kuala Lumpur
A trip to Kuala Selangor at estuary of the Selangor River usually includes river boat tour see Firefly colonies living in the mangroves as well as visiting Bukit Melawati and a seafood dinner. The Nature Park is also worth a visit. ... more

Ampang Lookout Point, Kuala Lumpur
TheLookout point along on the hills of Ampan at the eastern edge of the city offers a magnificent views over the entire city with a few roadside food stalls after the closure of the former restaurant and lookout area. ... more