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.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Penang, Malaysia

Little India & Kapitan Keling Mosque

address: Little India centred on Lebuh Pasar
Little India & Kapitan Keling Mosque, Small Indian enclave in Georgetown where you can find shops, food, temples and the Kapitan Keling Mosque.
Kapitan Keling Mosque
Small Indian enclave in Georgetown where you can find shops, food, temples and the Kapitan Keling Mosque.

Kapitan Keling Mosque in Little India built in 1801 by Penang’s first Indian Muslim settlers (East India Company troops)
Open 9am-5.30pm



Hotels in Penang

Hutton Lodge

Experience unique colonial-style living in our recently restored guesthouse, with clean, comfortable rooms and spacious bathrooms.

Red Inn Court

boutique eco-guesthouse in historical Georgetown

Attractions

Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Along this famous beach area, there are numerous large hotels, budget guest houses, restaurants, transport rental services, and souvenir stores.

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.

Attractions

Petaling Street (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown in KL is one of the oldest parts of city. The main attractions is the roofed street market along Petaling Street which is popular for selling for fake branded goods like bags, shoes, clothes and watches.

Cave Temples at Gunung Rapat, Ipoh

3 picturesque cave temples at Gunung Rapat (5km south of downtown Ipoh): Sam Poh Tong, Ling Sen Tong and Nam Tin Tong