Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Singapore

Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. At 704.0 sqkm (272 square miles), it is one of the few city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)

address: East coast, Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Long-Beach-Pulau-Perhentian-Kecil.jpg, Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach
Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach
  • Pasir (Malay for "beach") Panjang (Malay for "long")
  • Long Beach is located  on the easter side (sunrise) of the Pulau Perhentian Kecil (the small island)
  • it is located just opposite Coral Bay, which can be reached by foot (15min jungle trek to the other side of the island)

location of Long Beach
location of Long Beach on the small island

 

Accommodations in Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)

Perhentian Island Cocohut Long Beach Resort

15-minute walk from Long Beach

Resort

D Rock Garden Resort

Long Beach Perhentian Island Kecil, Terengganu

Budget Hotel, Resort, Bungalows

Aman Dan Laut

Long Beach Perhentian Island Kecil, Terengganu

Resort

BuBu Villa

Long Beach Perhentian Island Kecil, Terengganu

Resort

Aina Garden Long Beach

Long Beach Perhentian Island Kecil, Terengganu

Hostel, Bungalows

Seahorse Diver Guesthouse

Perhentian Kecil, Longbeach, 22300 Perhentian Islands

Hostel

Bubu Resort

Long Beach, 22300 Perhentian Islands

Resort

Mimpi Perhentian

Long Beach Perhentian Island, Terengganu

Resort


Related Places

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)

beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Pods The Backpackers Home

backpacker hostel in Brickfields, located within walking distance from KL Central, Kuala Lumpur's transportation hub

Sunshine Bedz KL

Hostel centrally located at the main junction of Bukit Bintang (Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail)

Attractions

Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Founded in 1873, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. It is situated at edge of Chinatown on Jalan Tun H.S.Lee (fomerly Jalan Bandar / High Street).

Craft Complex, Kuala Lumpur

graft centre in Bukit Bintang with various graft shops, museum, batik workshops, artist colony and more

Attractions

Bukit Teresek, Taman Negara

Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park

Khoo Kongsi, Penang

The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall