Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught

address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Pasar-Malam-Taman-Connaught-nightmarket-Kuala-Lumpur.jpg, This predominantly Chinese night market claims to be the longest in Malaysia. It is located alang Jalan Cerdas in Cheras, a part of KL southeast of the city center.
This predominantly Chinese night market claims to be the longest in Malaysia. It is located alang Jalan Cerdas in Cheras, a part of KL southeast of the city center.

How to get to Pasar Malam Taman Connaught
The closest LRT station is "Bandar Tasik Selatan" on Ampang Line (take the train towards Sri Petaling / Putra Heights coming from the city center). From there it is a 5min (3km) drive Jalan Cerdas at Taman Connaught if the traffic is good to you. However, from 5pm - 8pm it is usually jammed on MRR2 (Middle Ring Road) between Bukit Jalil and Taman Connaught.
The bus number 408 also stop along the highway parallel to Jalan Cerdas, near the Giant Hypermarket at the East-West highway (Lebuhraya Timur Barat).

Operating Hours:
every Wednesday only(!), from late afternoon onwards
 

Links:

lots of photos of the night market
Foursquare page




Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Serenity Hostels
Hostel on Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL's main pub and clubbing street in Bukit Bintang
The Explorers Guesthouse
Hostel / Guesthouse near Central Market and Chinatown
Attractions
Attractions

Juara Bay, Tioman

bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands became Singapore's most prominent landmark with its SkyPark when it opened in 2010. It comprises of a casino, hotel, theatres, the ArtScience museum and a shopping mall.