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.

Pulau Lang Tengah

Pulau Lang Tengah is a small postcard island with only 3 resorts located halfway between Perhentian Island and Pulau Redang.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pulau Ketam (Crab Island)

address: Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Pulau-Ketam-Crab-Island2.jpg, Mangrove-covered island near Port Klang with two predominantly Chinese fishing villages
Mangrove-covered island near Port Klang with two predominantly Chinese fishing villages
  • locals are mainly Teochew and Hokkien Chinese
  • island is submerged during high tide, houses are built on stilts
  • no cars on the island
  • bycicle  rental starting from RM 8 / pay
  • several accommodation available, such as Sealion Homestay

 

Getting There

  • from KL take Komuter train to Port Klang
  • from Port Klang railway station, cross the tracks towards the sea and look for the small ferry terminal to the left
  • travel time ca. 30 - 40min (longer during low tide)
  • ticket pice: RM16 (2019)
  • ferry service from 7.30am - 6.30pm (7.30pm weekends)

 

 

Pulau Ketam (Crab Island)

Accommodations in Pulau Ketam (Crab Island)

Sealion Bangalow Homestay

792 Jalan Sungai 1 Pulau Ketam, 42940 Bagan Teochew, Malaysia

Budget Hotel, Homestay

SkyCity Motel

H1A Jalan Merdeka, 42940 Bagan Teochew, Malaysia

Budget Hotel

Pulau Ketam D’island beds&cafe

Jalan Tepi Sungai, 42940 Bagan Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Budget Hotel


Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

BackHome

Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown

Rainforest Bed & Breakfast

Rainforest B&B is a guesthouse in Bukit Bintang, the outside of the building looks like a forest covered with trees and plants.

Attractions

Craft Complex, Kuala Lumpur

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

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Limestone hill in the north of Kuala Lumpur with a series of caves and cave temples. They are a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia and the location of the famous Thaipusam celebrations at the end of January attended by up to one million devotees.

Attractions

Floating Mosque (Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah), Kuala Terengganu

The mosque is located in Teluk Ibai, just over 4km away from Kuala Terengganu town centre, south of Batu Buruk beach. The mosque appears to be floating on water, hence the nickname.

Kampung Kling Mosque, Melaka

Masjik Kampung Keling is one of Melakas oldest mosques built in 1872. The architecture resembling a pagoda is influenced by Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu and local designs.