Faces of
Malaysia
Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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.

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 Kuching

Brookes Terrace

home style accommodation the center of Kuching

Lodge 121

Lodge 121 offers single, twin, double, triple, quad privates and dormitory

Attractions

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Kuching

centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.

Sarawak Museum, Kuching

Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission.

Attractions

Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), Penang

Hill system with hill resort (highest point 833m above sea level) about 6km from city centre of Georgetown. Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill is 735m above sea level.

Terengganu State Museum, Kuala Terengganu

Acclaimed as the largest museum in Malaysia and one of the largest museum in South East Asia, the Terengganu State Museum houses century old artifacts and artworks of rich and colorful heritage.