Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

Melaka, Malaysia

Medan Portugis / Portuguese Settlement

Medan Portugis / Portuguese Settlement, To the west of downtown Melaka, the Portuguese descendants - Kristang -  founded their own settlement in the 1930s. Have an interesting evening trip to Medan Portugis to have a feast in the various Portuguese seafood restaurants.
a full table at Medan Portugis, mmmh
To the west of downtown Melaka, the Portuguese descendants - Kristang - founded their own settlement in the 1930s. Have an interesting evening trip to Medan Portugis to have a feast in the various Portuguese seafood restaurants.

- big anual event: Fiesta San Pedro on june 29th&30th
- easiest way to get there is by taxi or Bus #17 to Jalan Albuquergue
- after the excellent food stop by Celine’s Bar for a game of pool and mingle with the friendly locals


gate into the Portuguese settlement



local Portuguese food at one of the many excellent restaurants at Medan Portugis



Medan Portuguese is located directly at the coast



looking out to the Strait of Malacca


Hotels in Melaka

Roof Top Guest House and Hostel Melaka

Hostel / Guesthouse in the heritage zone of Melaka with a roof-top area

Sayang-Sayang Guest House

Youth Hostel located right at the centre of Chinatown facing the Melaka River

Attractions

A Famosa, Melaka

The remains of a fortress that was built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. Also known as Porta De Santiago.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka

Cheng Hoon Teng is the oldest traditional Chinese temple (Taoist temple) in Malaysia. The temple was built in 1645 (and extented in 1704 and 1801) and served as the main place of worship for the Hokkien community.

Attractions

Central Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah), Kota Bharu

very colourful dry and wet market in the city center

Tanjung Rhu Beach, Langkawi

wide and empty beach at the north of the island. home of the fancy Tanjung Rhu and Four Seasons resort and starting point of Mangrove River tours