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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Melaka, Malaysia

Dataran Pahlawan

address: Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Bandar Hilir, Melaka, Malaysia, Tel: 06 - 283 2828
Dataran Pahlawan, Dataran Pahlawan is a shopping mall near A Famose with a Carrefour hypermarket and Golden Screen Cinemas
Dataran Pahlawan is a shopping mall near A Famose with a Carrefour hypermarket and Golden Screen Cinemas
Links: Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall (official website)


Hotels in in Melaka
HOSTELS
in Melaka
Cyclamen Cottage
Hotel in a colonial architectural style building villa built in 1937 located a few minutes north of the city center
Jalan-Jalan Besi
Guesthouse / Hostel in old Chinatown run by the same management as nearby Jalan-Jalan Emas
Attractions
Attractions

Luna Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Super-chic breezy rooftop bar with a pool in the middle (but you cannot use it unfortunately) and one of the best night views in town

Pulau Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Islands

The Big (=besar) Island. The slightly bigger island offers more expensive resort style accommodation. For family travellers or those who like it more quiet and have an extra Ringgit to spend.