Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

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Penang, Malaysia

Clan Jetties

address: Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, 10300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Chew-Clan-Jetties-of-George-Town-Penang.jpg, Traditional Chinese settlements built on stilts at shore of Weld Quay
Chew Jetty
Traditional Chinese settlements built on stilts at shore of Weld Quay

How to get to the Clan Jetties
The Clan Jetties are located just east of the heritage zone of Georgetown and immediately south of the ferry terminal so you can easily walk or cycle here.

Clans
The water villages have been around since the late 19th century with 6 clan still remaining:
Seh Lim Keo (Lim Jetty)
Seh Chew Keo (Chew Jetty)
Seh Tan Keo (Tan Jetty)
Seh Lee Keo (Lee Jetty)
Chap Seh Keo (Mixed Clan Jetty)
Seh Yeoh Keo (Yeoh Jetty)

The Chew jetty, the second jetty coming from the ferry terminal, is the most visited and tourist-friendly among them with the longest walkway.

 

Links:

Exploring Penang's Clan Jetties (on Travelfish)


walkway, Clan Jetty Penang
walkway inside one of the jetties (photo by: Marc Cagninacci)



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