Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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.

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Penang, Malaysia

Penang Bridge

address: Linking Gelugor on Penang and Seberang Prai on the mainland
Penang Bridge, A 13.5km long bridge linking the mainland with Penang. It was opening in 1985. Before all traffic depended on ferry services
Penang Bridge
A 13.5km long bridge linking the mainland with Penang. It was opening in 1985. Before all traffic depended on ferry services

Plans for a second and even longer bridge (24km) has been approved and completion is targeted for the end of 2010.

Links: Penang Second Bridge


Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
Roommates Penang
Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting
Hutton Lodge
Experience unique colonial-style living in our recently restored guesthouse, with clean, comfortable rooms and spacious bathrooms.
Attractions
Attractions

Colonia District / Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Penang was the first british settlement in Malaya so many colonial building can be found like the remains of Fort Cornwallis where Captain Francis Light stepped ashore in 1786

Jungle Trekking, Fraser's Hill

There are 8 marked hiking trails available at Fraser's Hill