Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

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Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Bukit Puteri

address: Bukit Puteri, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
Bukit Puteri, Princess Hill. Hill in city center with the remains of an old fort.
Princess Hill. Hill in city center with the remains of an old fort.

Bukit Puteri is open to visitors from 9am to 5pm everyday with minimal entrance fee of RM1.00

Links: History of Bukit Puteri

map and location of Bukit Puteri



Hotels in in Kuala Terengganu
HOSTELS
in Kuala Terengganu
Sankris Lodge
hostel in the city center
Things to do & see
Taman Panorama
View Point on Bukit Pak Apil offering panoramic views of Kuala Terengganu ... more
Pasar Besar Kedai Payang (Central Market)
The colourful wet and dry market of KT is right next to Chinatown and along the Terengganu River. At the entrance are still traditional trishaws taking costumers back to their home. ... more
Things to do & see
Chinatown (Kampung China), Kuala Terengganu
KT's Chinatown is located along Jalan Bandar. It is small but charming with colorful shophouses and still has the traditional feel with small stores, cafes and restaurants ... more

Kampung Morten, Villa Sentosa, Melaka
Remaining village of traditional Malay houses in the middle of the city, located in a bend of Melaka River north of the city centre ... more