Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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

Putrajaya

address: Presinct 2 - 4, 62100 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Putrajaya-Putra-Mosque-and-Peredana-Putra2.jpg, Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream
Putra Mosque and Perdana Putra
Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream

How to get to Putrajaya

  • Take KLIA Transit (airport train) from KL Sentral (KL’s main train station), it stops halfway to the airport in Putrajaya
  • Runs every 30min, takes 20min, RM9.50 one way, RM10 for Visit Putrajaya ticket (return)
  • Taxi RM 30-50, more expensive at night
Links:

Official Site


Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) / Putrajaya Corporation (PJC)
Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) / Putrajaya Corporation (PJC)


designer traffic lights
designer traffic lights


Millennium Monument
Millennium Monument, national monument denoting important events in the history of Malaya / Malaysia


Seri Gemilang Bridge
Seri Gemilang Bridge and Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)


jetty for Putrajaya Lake Cruise
jetty for Putrajaya Lake Cruise, near Putra Mosque


Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance


Putra Mosque at dusk
Putra Mosque at dusk


Seri Wawasan Bridge and Putrajaya Lake
Seri Wawasan Bridge and Putrajaya Lake
 

Putrajaya Tours:

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Tour the architectural wonderland of Putrajaya, the federal administrative capitol of Malaysia just south of Kuala Lumpur

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Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Fernloft KL @ Chinatown

Hostel near Central Market and Chinatown, branch of Fernloft group of hostels Singapore

Reggae Mansion

Located in 3-storey colonial building with a roof-top bar, the Reggae Mansion is a party hostel and the biggest hostel in Kuala Lumpur

Attractions

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

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.

Sky Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC.

Attractions

Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

Main town in the Cameron Highlands (with Brinchang to the north and Ringlet to the south). Most budget guesthouses are here and it is the starting point for many jungle trails.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore

One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore. The temple, built in 2007, also contains a museum is located in the the Chinatown district.