Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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

Classic Inn Budget Hotel

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

Reggae Guest House 2

Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL

Attractions

Kuala Selangor (Fireflies), Kuala Lumpur

A trip to Kuala Selangor at estuary of the Selangor River usually includes river boat tour see Firefly colonies living in the mangroves as well as visiting Bukit Melawati and a seafood dinner. The Nature Park is also worth a visit.

Petronas Twin Towers / KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

The 88-floor building was completed in 1997 and remained the highest building in the world until 2004 with 452m. The Kuala Lumpur Center includes not only the famous twin towers, but also a shopping mall (Suria KLCC), a movie theatre, the new aquarium (KLCC Aquaria) and a park.

Attractions

Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka

Dataran Pahlawan is a shopping mall near A Famose with a Carrefour hypermarket and Golden Screen Cinemas

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