Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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 Kuala Lumpur

The Travel Hub

Hostel / Guesthouse in a quiet part of Chinatown

Step Inn Guesthouse

Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown

Attractions

Old Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur

The old railway station is a moorish-style structure that was built in 1910. Long-distance train don't stop here anymore but at the nearby KL Sentral station.

Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur

Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area.

Attractions

Chinatown Melaka, Melaka

Melaka`s chinatown within the historical city has a very peaceful atmosphere with its narrow streets, especially so at night.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore

One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore. The temple, built in 2007, also contains a museum is located in the the Chinatown district.