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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade)

Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade), Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade.
Kuching Waterfront
Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade.

price for river crossing: 30sen (RM1 after 10pm)
Hiring a boat (tambang) for a river cruise: around RM30

Links: Kuching Waterfront (official website)


Hotels in Kuching

Singgahsana Lodge

guesthouse in central Kuching decorated in a local style using artefacts from ethnic tribes of Sarawak

Brookes Terrace

home style accommodation the center of Kuching

Attractions

Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade), Kuching

Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade.

Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching

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.

Attractions

Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

Main town in the Cameron Highlands (with Brinchang to the north and Ringlet to the south). Most budget guesthouses are here and it is the starting point for many jungle trails.

Kek Look Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh

Picturesque Chinese cave temple at the Gunung Rapat limestone hills at the southern edge of Ipoh city