Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Jungle Walks - Trail 9A

address: around Tanah Ratah
Jungle Walks - Trail 9A, There are 13 Trails in and around Tanah Rata and Brinchang, varying from a few hours to full-day, to explore the Cameron Highlands rainforest yourself. Track 9A starts out at the western end of Tanah Rata und passes the Robinson Falls.
There are 13 Trails in and around Tanah Rata and Brinchang, varying from a few hours to full-day, to explore the Cameron Highlands rainforest yourself. Track 9A starts out at the western end of Tanah Rata und passes the Robinson Falls.

Most guesthouses provide maps with the trails but maps can also be bought in shops in Tanah Rata. Trail 9A takes about half day and you end up on the main road south, and downhill, of Tanah Ratah. Here you can wait at the bus stop for the next bus up or take the small road (there is an intersection) left (south-east) to get to the Boh Tea Garden (about 5km) either by walking or more conveniently hitchhiking. If you get there before 3.30pm you can also do a free tour of the tea factory.

Links: Boh Tea Estate


Related Places

Boh Tea Garden

Visitors center of the Boh tea estate south-east of Tanah Rata with impressive views over the tea estate, a cafe area and free tours of the tea factory every 30min until about 4pm.

Hotels in Cameron Highlands

Daniel’s Lodge (Kang Travellers Lodge)

guest house in Tanah Ratah, RM8 - RM100

Cameronian Inn Guesthouse

Guesthouse in Tanah Ratah, RM10 - RM100

Attractions

Jungle Walks - Trail 9A, Cameron Highlands

There are 13 Trails in and around Tanah Rata and Brinchang, varying from a few hours to full-day, to explore the Cameron Highlands rainforest yourself. Track 9A starts out at the western end of Tanah Rata und passes the Robinson Falls.

Rose Centre, Cameron Highlands

extensive flower garden in a beautiful setting offering good views

Attractions

Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Singapore

An Elevated Walkway at eye-level with the canopy of secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill - part of the Southern Ridges

Gua Tempurung, Ipoh

Gua Tempurung, located 30min south of Ipoh, are the largest limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia.