Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

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:

Putrajaya-Tour.jpg

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

... more
price from:
RM160


Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Travellers Palm Lodge

One of the last remaining small and personal hostels in town. Located right in the middle of Bukit Bintang.  Run by owner Suzy for almost 15 years.

Rainforest Bed & Breakfast

Rainforest B&B is a guesthouse in Bukit Bintang, the outside of the building looks like a forest covered with trees and plants.

Attractions

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.

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Limestone hill in the north of Kuala Lumpur with a series of caves and cave temples. They are a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia and the location of the famous Thaipusam celebrations at the end of January attended by up to one million devotees.

Attractions

Bird Watching / Bird Interpretive Centre, Fraser's Hill

Bird Watching is one of the most popular activities at Frasher's Hill. You can find information on flora and fauna,trails, the history of Frashers Hill and general information about birds at the Bird Interpretive Centre (BIC).

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.