Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory

address: 4, Jalan Ushawan 6, Setapak Jaya, Kuala Lumpur 53300, Malaysia - Tel: +603 4145 6122
Royal-Selangor-Pewter-Factory.jpg, Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators
Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators

Admission
Free

Opening hours
9.00am – 5.00pm, daily. No appointments necessary unless registering for a session at the School of Hard Knocks and The Foundry.

Links:

Website of Royal Selangor Visitor Center


shop at Royal Selangor Pewter Factory
the Royal Selangor shop at the factory


working the pewter
working the pewter

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory Tours:

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A shared tour with visits to the biggest shopping mall in KL, Chinatown, Central Market, Pewter Factory and a nightmarket

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price:
RM85
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This tour covers the highlights of Kuala Lumpur such as Batu Caves, Litltle India National Palace and many more

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price from:
RM150


Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
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.
Sunshine Bedz KL
Hostel centrally located at the main junction of Bukit Bintang (Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail)
Attractions
Attractions

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

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

The Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) is the old colonial heart of Kuala Lumpur. It was here, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building that the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. Merdeka = Independence.