Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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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

map and location of Botanical Gardens



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Hutton Lodge
Experience unique colonial-style living in our recently restored guesthouse, with clean, comfortable rooms and spacious bathrooms.
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Little India & Kapitan Keling Mosque
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The Habitat
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Colonia District / Fort Cornwallis, Penang
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