Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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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Bukit Gasing

address: Bukit Gasing Forest Park, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
suspension-bridge-Bukit-Gasing-PJ-KL2.jpg, Bukit Gasing is a hill and a green oasis surround by dense civilization right at the border between Petaling Jaya (PJ) and Kuala Lumpur (KL). It is popular by local residents for trekking on the weekends
the suspension bridge the highlight of the park
Bukit Gasing is a hill and a green oasis surround by dense civilization right at the border between Petaling Jaya (PJ) and Kuala Lumpur (KL). It is popular by local residents for trekking on the weekends

How to get to Bukit Gasing
Public Transport
The closest LRT station is "Universiti" (Kelana Jaya line). From there it is a 5min Taxi ride to the park entrance at Jalan Tanjong (close to Jalan Gasing)
By Car
From Federal Highway (Lebuhraya Persekutuan) take the exit at EPF building and turn left on Jalan Gasing (coming from KL), turn left again on Jalan Lembah 5/2 (after the Poh Lum Fatt Yuen Temple) and turn right again on Jalan Tanjong. Follow until you get to the park entrance

 

Links:

website of Bukit Gasing community


entrance arch, Bukit Gasing
the entrance arch to Bukit Gasing Forest Park (Hutan Pendidikan Bukit Gasing) off Jalan Tanjong 5/4 (near Jalan Gasing)

 

Jalan Tanjong
park along Jalan Tanjong 5/4


rope, Bukit Gasing
volunteers help to maintain the park, trails and things like ropes for the safety of the trekkers


park map, Bukit Gasing
map of Bukit Gasing, it takes about 1 hour to get from the entrance arch to the suspension bridge in the northern part of the park
 

map and location of Bukit Gasing



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