Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Melaka, Malaysia

Jalan Kota / Coronation Park

address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, Melaka (Malacca)
Lang_Rajawali_The_Coronation_Park_Melaka.jpg, A street full of museums and the adjacent Coronation Park with a displayed first airplane of the Malaysian airforce
Lang Rajawali twin-engine airplane, first aircraft purchased by Royal Malaysian Air Force (in service 1958 - 1970)
A street full of museums and the adjacent Coronation Park with a displayed first airplane of the Malaysian airforce

Museums along Jalon Kota between the Dutch Square and Coronation Park:

Malaysia Architectural Museum
> Website

Melaka Islamic Museum
> Website

UMNO Museum

Ethnography Museum

Kite Museum
> Wikipedia

Stamp Museum

 

Full list of museums in Melaka:
http://www.perzim.gov.my/en/visit-the-museum/museums-network/

tree coronation park
big rain tree in the Coronation Park



Related Places

Dutch Square (Red Square)

The Dutch Square, also called Red Squared because all the surrounding building painted red, next to the Melaka river is a good starting point for visiting the old part of the town.

Hotels in Melaka

Cyclamen Cottage

Hotel in a colonial architectural style building villa built in 1937 located a few minutes north of the city center

Ringo’s Foyer Guest House

Guesthouse located right next to historical Chinatown of Melaka

Attractions

Kampung Kling Mosque, Melaka

Masjik Kampung Keling is one of Melakas oldest mosques built in 1872. The architecture resembling a pagoda is influenced by Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu and local designs.

Harmony Street, Melaka

Jalan Tokong Besi in Chinatown is also called Harmony Street because Temples and Mosques of the three main religions of Malaysia are located peacefully in the same small street.

Attractions

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang), Perhentian Islands

Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach

Pulau Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Islands

The slightly bigger island offers more expensive resort style accommodation. For family travellers or those who like it more quiet and have an extra Ringgit to spend.