Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Little India Brickfields

address: along Jln Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields, oposite KL Sentral
brickfields-little-india-jalan-tun-sambathan3.jpg, KL′s Little India. There is a lot of history to Brickfields as it is one of the pioneer settlements in Kuala Lumpur with a large Indian community, the area along Jalan Tun Sambanthan makes you feel you are in India.
main road in Brickfields
KL′s Little India. There is a lot of history to Brickfields as it is one of the pioneer settlements in Kuala Lumpur with a large Indian community, the area along Jalan Tun Sambanthan makes you feel you are in India.

Apart from Indian food and culture you can also find Buddhist temples, mosque and churches in Brickfields.
Brickfields becomes especially colourful in the weeks leading up to Deepavali in mid October. The sidewalks Jalan Tun Sambanthan turn into street market sellings clothes (Saris etc.), Indian jewellery, flowers, henna artist and so on.

Sights:
- Sri Kandaswamy Hindu Temple on Jalan Scott
- Three Teachings Chinese Temple on Jalan Thambipillay

Get There:
It's almost impossible not to get there as KL's main railway station "KL Sentral" is in Brickfields. Monorail (stops across KL Sentral right in the middle of the Brickfields area), LRT, Kommunter and the KLIA Express stop there.
To get into the Little India area of Brickfields turn left when you get off the Monorail and following the road for about 5 minutes.

See more of Brickfields in this photo story:
A walk through Brickfields



Related Places

Batu Caves

Limestone hill in the north of Kuala Lumpur with a series of caves and cave temples. They are a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia and the location of the famous Thaipusam celebrations at the end of January attended by up to one million devotees.

Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Reggae Guest House 1
Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL
Central Lodge
Hostel / Guesthouse in Brickfields, near KL Sentral railway station
Attractions
Attractions

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Architecturally unique (durian shaped) Performing arts centre alongside Marina Bay, near the mouth of the Singapore River. It contains a concert hall, theatre, outdoor performing centres and the Esplanade Mall.

Butterfly Farm, Cameron Highlands

The Butterfly Farm is located around the Kea Farm area north of Brinchang (town north of Tanah Ratah) showing, besides butterflies, a wide variety of plants, flowers, insects and reptiles. Best to to visit with an experienced guide otherwise you miss a lot of interesting things.