Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching Sentral

address: Jalan Kuching Ranger Depot, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia - phone: 082 531 300
Kuching-Sentral-Bus-Terminal.jpg, Newly built (2012) massive long-distance express bus terminal in Kuching
Newly built (2012) massive long-distance express bus terminal in Kuching

Destinations:
Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Pontianak (Indonesia) and other places

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Hotels in in Kuching
HOSTELS
in Kuching
Singgahsana Lodge
guesthouse in central Kuching decorated in a local style using artefacts from ethnic tribes of Sarawak
Threehouse B & B
In the heart of old China Town Kuching Sarawak, eastern Malaysia, on the Island of Borneo, you will find ThreeHouse Bed & Breakfast.
Things to do & see
Sarawak Museum
Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission. ... more
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village is tucked away on the foothills of Mount Santubong at Damai Beach, 35 km north from Kuching. It is also known as a living museum. ... more
Things to do & see
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
The KL City gallery, located in a historical building from 1899 at Merdeka Square, is a free information centre of the history, present and future of Kuala Lumpur including the ARCH work and gift shop. You can also rent bicycles from here. ... more

Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur
Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area. ... more