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.

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.

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Penang, Malaysia

Komtar Tower

address: Jalan Penang 10000, George Town, Penang
Komtar--Tower-Penang-Georgetown.jpg, Penangs tallest building and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, the complex also hosts a shopping mall and a local bus terminal. The tower is worth visiting for its observation on the Level 65 and the daring skywalk on Level 68.
The Komtar dominates the Georgetown skyline since 1986
Penangs tallest building and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, the complex also hosts a shopping mall and a local bus terminal. The tower is worth visiting for its observation on the Level 65 and the daring skywalk on Level 68.

In the 2016 the top of the Komtar Tower reopened after renovatio and adding the 3 new levels with new attractions: Dance Oki, Magic Mirrormaze, 7D Discovery Motion Theater, Tongkat Ali King, Jurassic Research Center, Musical Carousel & Ocean Explorer and bservatory Deck and Window of The Top, featuring Rainbow Skywalk @ Komtar Penang (Level 65 and 68)

Ticket Prices:

Package 1:
The TOP All Park (Day Pass) - RM125 (Children RM100)
Package 2:
Observatory Deck & Window of The TOP – Featuring Rainbow Skywalk (Day Pass) - RM118 (Children RM88)
more information here

Komtar Tower Rainbow Skywalk
The Rainbow Skywalk on the 65th floor photo: The Top



The Obersvation Deck on the 65th floor photo: The Top

Links:

The Top - Official Website
The Top - facebook page
 


TOP View Restaurant & Lounge

Dining Prices start from RM48, refreshment with a view RM30.

Top View Restaurant
The Top View Restaurant on the 59th floor photo: The Top

 


view from Jalan Dato Keramat (images: Google Street View)

 



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HOSTELS
in Penang
Reggae Penang Love Lane Hostel
Hostel, Kitchen, Bar - Latest addition to the Reggae group, after the Reggae Guesthouses and Mansion in Kuala Lumpur
Banana New Guest House
Guesthouse on Lebuh Chulia in the heart of Chinatown with bar/cafe (pool table!) and travel agency
Things to do & see
Botanical Gardens
Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants. ... more
Komtar Tower
Penangs tallest building and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, the complex also hosts a shopping mall and a local bus terminal. The tower is worth visiting for its observation on the Level 65 and the daring skywalk on Level 68. ... more
Things to do & see
Bird Watching / Bird Interpretive Centre, Fraser's Hill
Bird Watching is one of the most popular activities at Frasher's Hill. You can find information on flora and fauna,trails, the history of Frashers Hill and general information about birds at the Bird Interpretive Centre (BIC). ... more

Tekek beach, Tioman
beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island ... more