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.

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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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
Marco Polo
Guesthouse in Kuching's historical Chinatown
Kuching Waterfront Lodge
Guesthouse on Main Bazaar facing the Water Front of Sarawak River
Things to do & see
Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade)
Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade. ... more
Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages. ... 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

Little India, Singapore
Vibrant, colourful and culturally authentic neighbourhood of the Indian community in Singapore with plenty of shops, temples and restaurants. It is also a center of backpacker accommodations. ... more