Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

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Penang, Malaysia

Khoo Kongsi

address: 18 Cannon Square, 10200 Penang, Malaysia, near Armenian Street
Khoo Kongsi, 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.


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HOSTELS
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Guest Inn Muntri
heritage guesthouse centrally located in Georgetown with 21 bedrooms
FERRINGHI INN & cafe
Welcome to Ferringhi Inn & Cafe the best budget motel for everyone. Ferringhi Inn & Cafe have a very nice location. It is located in the middle town of Batu Ferringhi.
Things to do & see
The Habitat
The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks. ... more
Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram
Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha ... more
Things to do & see
Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
The Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) is the old colonial heart of Kuala Lumpur. It was here, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building that the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. Merdeka = Independence. ... more

Cherating Beach, Cherating
mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right ... more