Faces of
Malaysia
Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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 Kuala Lumpur

Raizzy’s Guesthouse

Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown right next to to the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple

Classic Inn Budget Hotel

Budget Hotel near Bukit Bintang, located just behind Berjaya Times Square shopping mall

Attractions

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Petaling Street (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown in KL is one of the oldest parts of city. The main attractions is the roofed street market along Petaling Street which is popular for selling for fake branded goods like bags, shoes, clothes and watches.

Attractions

Bukit Cina, Melaka

Bukit Cina (englisch: Chinese Hill) is the largest chinese burial ground outside China.

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang

Mansion built by Cheong Fatt Tze at the end of 19th Century has 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases & 220 vernacular timber louvre windows. Received UNESCO Most Excellent Heritage Conservation Award in 2000