Faces of
Malaysia
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

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.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Old Railway Station

address: Stesyen Keretapi Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ktm-building-and-old-railway-station.jpg, The old railway station is a moorish-style structure that was built in 1910. Long-distance train don't stop here anymore but at the nearby KL Sentral station.
KTM Building and OId Railway Station
The old railway station is a moorish-style structure that was built in 1910. Long-distance train don't stop here anymore but at the nearby KL Sentral station.

You can easily walk there when you are in the Chinatown or Lake Gardens area.

The KTM Komuter train still stops here (Kuala Lumpur station).

The station is a also a departure point for a few bus companies (Plusliner, Nice Bus).

inside old railway station
inside the station

KTM Building
The KTM headquarters (Bangunun KTM Berhad), just opposite the railway station, was completed in 1917. It was designed by AB Hubback in Mughal-style architecture just like the railway station.



Related Places

Ipoh Railway Station

Ipoh's railway station was completed in 1917 under the British colonial administration. Along with the Old Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur (same architect) it is one of the most beautiful examples of colonial architecture.

Dataran Merdeka

The Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) is the old colonial heart of Kuala Lumpur. It was here, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building that the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. Merdeka = Independence.

KL Sentral (Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur)

The main railway station and transportation hub of Kuala Lumpur in Brickfields. KTM , KTM Komuter, LRT, KLIA Express, Monorail and Buses connect here

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

The Explorers Guesthouse

Hostel / Guesthouse near Central Market and Chinatown

Red Palm

Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!

Attractions

Luna Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Super-chic breezy rooftop bar with a pool in the middle (but you cannot use it unfortunately) and one of the best night views in town

KL City Walk, Kuala Lumpur

Pedestrian strip mall with fashion boutiques, bistros, cafes, signature culinary and service retailers. KL city walk is located along a 500m long strip between Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Pinang, near the Twin Towers.

Attractions

Henderson Waves, Singapore

Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge with a distinctive wave architecture connecting Mount Faber with Telok Blangah Hill Park

Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands

The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach.