Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

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Jalan Alor

address: Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KL-Jalan-Alor-at-night.jpg, Food Paradise in Bukit Bintang. Jalan Alor turns into a giant open air street restaurant at night
Food Paradise in Bukit Bintang. Jalan Alor turns into a giant open air street restaurant at night

Popular place to go for dinner for locals and adventurous tourists alike. The mostly Chinese restaurants offer a wide variety of food. Conveniently for tourists most of the menus have pictures of the dishes which makes it a great place to try out new dishes. It’s recommended to go there with a group of people to have more variety by sharing dishes. A must-try is the Chicken Fish!
Most restaurants are open until the wee morning hours.
To really feel the vibe of the city and it’s people, you have to have your dinner here once when you are in KL!

Jalan Alor upgrade works 2016
Jalan Alor upgrade construction underway
In early 2016 upgrade work as started (artist impression above, once work is completed in 2017) .
Despite a much need ugrade of infrastructure (piping, drainage etc.), also the store fronts will be "uniformed". We can only hope, that the character of the street will survive somehow. Good thing (for visitors), the street will be pedestrian only at night and blocked for traffic. More Information Here

Lok-Lok, Jalan Alor
Lok-Lok and BBQ stall

 


dinner time at Jalan Alor



Chicken Fish - the signature dish at Jalan Alor


Jalan Alor during the day
a quite Jalan Alor during the day


photo menu, Jalan Alor
one of the typical photo menu at a Chinese restaurant in Jalan Alor

map and location of Jalan Alor



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