Faces of
Malaysia
Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Penang, Malaysia

Khoo Kongsi

address: 18 Cannon Square, 10200 Penang, Malaysia, near Armenian Street
Khoo-Kongsi-temple.jpg, The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall
Khoo Kongsi temple (photo: Wikipedia)
The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall

Tel: 04-261 4609
Admission: RM5, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (9am-1pm - Sat)
Permission to enter must be obtained from the Kongsi office

Links:

Khoo Kongsi Official Website


Visitors are welcome, but please note that the Khoo Kongsi is still a place where the name plaques of departed members of Khoo families are kept in honour and remembrance. Due respects and mindfulness in these places of importances are appreciated.



Hotels in Penang

Red Inn

Hostel located in Love Lane in the heritage zone of Georgetown

Red Inn Court

boutique eco-guesthouse in historical Georgetown

Attractions

Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram, Penang

Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha

Colonia District / Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Penang was the first british settlement in Malaya so many colonial building can be found like the remains of Fort Cornwallis where Captain Francis Light stepped ashore in 1786

Attractions

Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

The indoor market and the Kasturi Walk in front of Central Market is a paradise for souvenir hunters, art and handicraft etc.

Big Tree Foot Hawker Centre, Ipoh

Most popular Chinese hawker food center in Ipoh, especially famous for the Yong Tau Foo stall. It is located in Pasir Panjir, just south of the city center.