Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

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.

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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

address: 10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang - phone: +(6) 04 222 2000
Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penangs grandest and most famous colonial hotel built in 1884, established by the two Armenian Sarkie brothers Tigram and Martin who later founded Raffles Hotel in Singapore
Eastern & Oriental Hotel right at the seaside
Penangs grandest and most famous colonial hotel built in 1884, established by the two Armenian Sarkie brothers Tigram and Martin who later founded Raffles Hotel in Singapore

Rooms from R485 for those travelling on budget ;)

Links: Eastern & Oriental Hotel (Official Website)

Sarkies Brothers (Wikipedia)

the History of Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia

map and location of Eastern & Oriental Hotel



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