Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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.

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 Kuala Lumpur

Reggae Mansion

Located in 3-storey colonial building with a roof-top bar, the Reggae Mansion is a party hostel and the biggest hostel in Kuala Lumpur

Matahari Lodge

Hostel / Guesthouse located just across Central Market, near Chinatown

Attractions

Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream

Little India Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

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.

Attractions

Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

The indoor market and the Kasturi Walk in front of Central Market is a paradise for souvenir hunters, art and handicraft etc.

Kek Look Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh

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