Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Luminous Restaurant & Bar

address: 58, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Luminous Restaurant & Bar, Kebab restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang
Kebab restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang
more information about the Changkat nightlife area
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