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.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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Gurdwara Tatt Khalsa Sikh Temple

address: Tatt Khalsa Diwan and Wisma Tatt Khalsa, No. 24, Jln. Raja Alang, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, phone. (603) 26922215
Gurdwara Tatt Khalsa Sikh Temple, Sikh Temple at the near the Chow Kit Wet Market and Kampung Baru. Largest Sikh temple in South-east Asia and spiritual home to KL′s 75,000 Sikhs.
Tatt Khalsa Diwan with street market stalls
Sikh Temple at the near the Chow Kit Wet Market and Kampung Baru. Largest Sikh temple in South-east Asia and spiritual home to KL′s 75,000 Sikhs.
Links: Story about the temple on allmalaysia.info


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Chow Kit

The area features a large Indonesian community, and more recently, a small African community. It has a daily wet market known as Bazaar Baru Chow Kit which is arguably the largest wet market in Kuala Lumpur. Chow Kit is also known for its red-light district as well as for its nightly gathering of transwomen.

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Fernloft KL @ Chinatown
Hostel near Central Market and Chinatown, branch of Fernloft group of hostels Singapore
Reggae Guest House 1
Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL
Attractions
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).

The Paddock, Fraser's Hill

The Paddock offers and family frienly facility that offers horseback riding and archery.