Faces of
Malaysia
Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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.

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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.


Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
Ryokan @ Muntri Street
Japanese themed flashpacker hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Old Penang GuestHouse
Guesthouse / Hostel located in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Things to do & see
Little India & Kapitan Keling Mosque
Small Indian enclave in Georgetown where you can find shops, food, temples and the Kapitan Keling Mosque. ... more
Batu Ferringhi
Along this famous beach area, there are numerous large hotels, budget guest houses, restaurants, transport rental services, and souvenir stores. ... more
Things to do & see
Sky Bar, Kuala Lumpur
Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC. ... more

Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore
Singapores oldest and most important Hindu temple, right in the middle of Chinatown ... more