Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

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

Redang Bay Resort

Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang which also offers a Dorm option - 3D2N snorkeling package from RM368

Redang Lagoon

Moderately priced Malay-style resort located in the middle of Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang between the two sea frontages - package prices from RM260

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

Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade), Kuching

Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade.

Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

The indoor market and the Kasturi Walk in front of Central Market is a paradise for souvenir hunters, art and handicraft etc.