Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Melaka, Malaysia

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

address: No. 25 Jalan Tukang Emas, Melaka (Malacca Town), Malaysia - Tel: (606) 282 9343
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Cheng Hoon Teng is the oldest traditional Chinese temple (Taoist temple) in Malaysia. The temple was built in 1645 (and extented in 1704 and 1801) and served as the main place of worship for the Hokkien community.
Cheng Hoon Teng is the oldest traditional Chinese temple (Taoist temple) in Malaysia. The temple was built in 1645 (and extented in 1704 and 1801) and served as the main place of worship for the Hokkien community.
Links: Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (official website)

rickshaws waiting for costumers at the entrance along Jalan Tukang Emas


Related Places

Harmony Street

Jalan Tokong Besi in Chinatown is also called Harmony Street because Temples and Mosques of the three main religions of Malaysia are located peacefully in the same small street.

Hotels in Melaka

Cyclamen Cottage

Hotel in a colonial architectural style building villa built in 1937 located a few minutes north of the city center

Roof Top Guest House and Hostel Melaka

Hostel / Guesthouse in the heritage zone of Melaka with a roof-top area

Attractions

Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka

Dataran Pahlawan is a shopping mall near A Famose with a Carrefour hypermarket and Golden Screen Cinemas

Melaka River Cruise, Melaka

The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka.

Attractions

Gerbang Malam, Ipoh

Night market in Ipoh's city center amidst traditional shophouses. Besides the market there are also several restaurants serving to famous Ipoh Chicken Rice

Dutch Square (Red Square), Melaka

The Dutch Square, also called Red Squared because all the surrounding building painted red, next to the Melaka river is a good starting point for visiting the old part of the town.