Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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.

Pulau Redang, Malaysia

Redang Marine Park Centre Pulau Pinang

address: Pulau Redang, Terengganu, Malaysia
Redang-Marine-Park-Centre-Pulau-Pinang.jpg, The Marine Park on Pulau Pinang, a small island just off Redang Island, offers great snorkeling is part of every Redang Snorkeling package
snorkeling in clear waters with the backdrop of Redang Island
The Marine Park on Pulau Pinang, a small island just off Redang Island, offers great snorkeling is part of every Redang Snorkeling package

beach, marine park pulau pinang
the beach at the marine park


benches, marine park pulau pinang
the marine park has all necessary facilties from benches to showers and toilets


jetty, marine park pulau pinang
the jetty at Pulau Pinang


Pulau Pinang
the northern tip of Pulau Pinang with the marine park


marine park pulau pinang
snorkelers watching the fishes along the corals


airplane, marine park pulau pinang
airplane passing the marine park while descending to the small Redang airport



Hotels in Pulau Redang

Sari Pacifica Resort

Luxury Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang - from RM448 per night

Laguna Redang Island Resort

biggest and most up-market resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang with swimming pool and hotel-style lobby with bars, restaurants and live bands

Attractions

Redang Marine Park Centre Pulau Pinang, Pulau Redang

The Marine Park on Pulau Pinang, a small island just off Redang Island, offers great snorkeling is part of every Redang Snorkeling package

Pasir Panjang (Long Beach), Pulau Redang

Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here

Attractions

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

The KL City gallery, located in a historical building from 1899 at Merdeka Square, is a free information centre of the history, present and future of Kuala Lumpur including the ARCH work and gift shop. You can also rent bicycles from here.

Singapore Flyer, Singapore

The Singapore Flyer with a height of 165m is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. It opened in 2008 at the southern tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land area.