Faces of
Malaysia
Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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Penang, Malaysia

Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram

address: Kelawai Road, Georgetown, Penang - near Gurney Drive
Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram, Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha
Pagoda of Wat Chayamangkalaram (photo by: POF)
Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha

map and location of Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram

Free Admission at the Buddhist temple weekdays.
Temple of the Reclining Buddha is open from early morning until 5.30pm



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Hutton Lodge
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LazyBoys TraveLodge
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Things to do & see
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
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Clan Jetties
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Things to do & see
Butterfly Farm, Cameron Highlands
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Bukit Gasing, Kuala Lumpur
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