Faces of
Malaysia
Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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Rock-climbing at Batu Caves

address: Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
Rock-climbing at Batu Caves, You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses.
You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses.

Best way to get there is by taxi which is around RM 12 from the city center (20 min drive if there is no traffic jam). Make sure the taxi driver drops you at the climbing walls and not at the hindu temple or you have to walk quite a bit.

Links: Climbasia guide
Nomad Adventure
Wira Adventure

Map of climbing spots

Routes:
North Side Batu Caves:
Damai Wall - 30 routes
Red Rocks - 10 routes
White Wall - 16 routes

East Side Batu Caves:
Volleyball Court - 13 routes

North-East Side Batu Caves
Nyamuk Wall - 51 routes

South Side Batu Caves (the right of the Temple):
Comic Wall - 15 routes
Roadshow Wall - 8 routes
Nanyang Wall - 26 routes

Public buses (about 40min to get there):
Intrakota Bus No.11
from central market, alight at the Hindu Temple. For access to Comic Wall, Roadshow and Nanyang Wall

Intrakota Bus No.42
from central market, goes to Bolton Industrial Park. For access to Volleyball Court and Nyamuk Wall.

Intrakota Bus No.14
from Central Market until last stop (Pingiran Batu Caves). For access to Damai Wall, White Wall and Red Rocks

Intrakota Bus No.41
from LOT 10 Shopping Mall until last stop (Pingiran Batu Caves). For access to Damai Wall, White Wall and Red Rocks


Related Places

Batu Caves

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.

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Attractions
Attractions

Teluk Chempedak (TC) Beach, Kuantan

Teluk Chempedak, also called TC, is a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea, one of the main attractions of Kuantan

Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur

Genting Highlands is resort city on a mountain top (1800m above sea level), about 55km north-east of Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia's only casinos and theme parks, restaurants and hotels.