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.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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)

 



Hotels in Penang

Baan Talay Homestay

Homestay located between Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi, 2min walk to Tokong Beach

Chulia Heritage Hotel

boutique hotel in the heritage zone of Georgetown in an refurbished Anglo-Indian bungalow

Attractions

Penang Museum, Penang

Museum and Art Gallery in building from 1821 about the History Penang. One of the best museum in Malaysia. Exhibits on the costums and traditions of Penangs various ethnic groups

Chinatown, Penang

Georgetowns large Chinatown, dotted with temples, mosques, markets and traditional shop houses, is interesting to walk around at any time of the day. It is centered on Lebuh Chulia

Attractions

Tekek beach, Tioman

beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island

Chinatown (Kampung China), Kuala Terengganu

KT's Chinatown is located along Jalan Bandar. It is small but charming with colorful shophouses and still has the traditional feel with small stores, cafes and restaurants