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.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Ipoh, Malaysia

Ipoh Heritage Trail

Ipoh-Heritage-Trail.jpg, The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.
The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.

Attractions / Buildings along the trail:

  • Railway Station
  • Majestic Hotel
  • Ipoh Tree
  • Town Hall and Old Post Office
  • Birch Memorial Tower
  • Mikasa Photo Studio
  • Chartered Bank
  • Straits Trading Company
  • Mercantile Bank
  • Perak River Hydro-Electic Power Company
  • High Court
  • Ipoh Club
  • The Chruch of St. John The Divine
  • Museum Darul Ridzuan
  • St. Michael's Institution
  • Town Padang Mosque
  • F.M.S. Bar & Restaurant
  • Hongkong Bank
  • Han Chin Pet Soo
  • Concubine Lane
  • Dramatists' Hostel
  • Dato' Panglima Kinta Mosque
  • Little India district

 

Links:

Ipoh Heritage Walk - Part 1
Ipoh Heritage Walk - Part2
Ipoh heritage trail: This town is made for walking
Perak Heritage Society
Heritage Trail Map
 




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