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.

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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Daikanyama

address: 42, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - phone: 03-21410323
Daikanyama, Japanese restaurant, cafe and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang
Japanese restaurant, cafe and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang

opening hours:
Mon - Thu: 5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat: 5:30 pm - 3:00 am


phone: 03-21410323

Links: facebook page
more information about the Changkat nightlife area
(list of all restaurants and bars)




photo courtesy: Daikanyama



photo courtesy: Daikanyama



photo courtesy: Daikanyama


Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur

Reggae Guest House 2

Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL

Pods The Backpackers Home

backpacker hostel in Brickfields, located within walking distance from KL Central, Kuala Lumpur's transportation hub

Attractions

Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake).

KL Forest Eco Park with Canopy Walk, Kuala Lumpur

Formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur

Attractions

Gua Tempurung, Ipoh

Gua Tempurung, located 30min south of Ipoh, are the largest limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia.

Cherating Beach, Cherating

mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right