Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jalan P. Ramlee

address: Jalan P. Ramlee, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
kl-jalan-p-ramlee.jpg, Jalan P. Ramlee, just south of KLCC, is Kuala Lumpur′s central clubbing district
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Jalan P. Ramlee, just south of KLCC, is Kuala Lumpur′s central clubbing district

map and location of Jalan P. Ramlee

easily accessible from KL Monorail Bukit Nanas or Raja Chulan stations or walking from KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Petronas Twin Towers) and the KLCC LRT station

Clubs / Venus:
Beach Club Cafe
Thai Club & Bistro
KL Live (concert venue)
Neutral Club
Aloha
Poppy Collection
Rum Jungle

Links:

Who was P.Ramlee? (Wikipedia)


Jalan P. Ramlee
view across Jalan Sultan Ismail (with Monorail overhead) towards Jalan P. Ramlee with the Beach Club on the left



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