Faces of
Malaysia
Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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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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



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