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.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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Singapore, Malaysia

Orchard Road

address: Orchard Rd
Orchard Road, is a road in Singapore that is the shopping and entertainment hub of the city-state. Often the surrounding area is known as Orchard and associated with the road.
Orchard Road decorated for Christmas (photo: Wikipedia)
is a road in Singapore that is the shopping and entertainment hub of the city-state. Often the surrounding area is known as Orchard and associated with the road.
Links: Orchard Road on Wikitravel

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HOSTELS
in Singapore
Fernloft City (Chinatown)
Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore
Five Stones Hostel
Boutique hostel in downtown Singapore, located near Boat Quay
Attractions
Attractions

Boh Tea Garden, Cameron Highlands

Visitors center of the Boh tea estate south-east of Tanah Rata with impressive views over the tea estate, a cafe area and free tours of the tea factory every 30min until about 4pm.

Koh Lipe, Langkawi

Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi