Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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.

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Penang, Malaysia

Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple

address: at Ayer Itam, near Penang Hill
Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple, Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added
Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm
The temple is about 3km walk from Penang Hill station or take TransistLink buses 101 and 130 or Yellow Bus 85 to Air Hitam.

Links: Photo Collection of the Temple

map and location of Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple



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