Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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
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Melaka Islamic Museum
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UMNO Museum

Ethnography Museum

Kite Museum
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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

Oriental Riverside Residence

Guesthouse located in old Chinatown with the back facing the Melaka River

Sayang-Sayang Guest House

Youth Hostel located right at the centre of Chinatown facing the Melaka River

Attractions

Jonker Walk, Melaka

A street in Chinatown with many antiques, textile and handicraft stores as well as galleries. On weekend nights the street is closed for traffic and turns into a lively night market

Istana, Melaka

Reconstruction of the Sultan′s Palace which was destroyed by a fire in 1460.

Attractions

Petronas Twin Towers / KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

The 88-floor building was completed in 1997 and remained the highest building in the world until 2004 with 452m. The Kuala Lumpur Center includes not only the famous twin towers, but also a shopping mall (Suria KLCC), a movie theatre, the new aquarium (KLCC Aquaria) and a park.

Petaling Street (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown in KL is one of the oldest parts of city. The main attractions is the roofed street market along Petaling Street which is popular for selling for fake branded goods like bags, shoes, clothes and watches.