Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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

The Travel Hub

Hostel / Guesthouse in a quiet part of Chinatown

Step Inn Guesthouse

Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown

Attractions

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, Kuala Lumpur

Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators

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

Floating Mosque (Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah), Kuala Terengganu

The mosque is located in Teluk Ibai, just over 4km away from Kuala Terengganu town centre, south of Batu Buruk beach. The mosque appears to be floating on water, hence the nickname.

Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Singapore

An Elevated Walkway at eye-level with the canopy of secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill - part of the Southern Ridges