Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

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Kuching, Malaysia

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

address: Semenggoh, 32km soutf of Kuching
Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.
Baby Orang Utan (photo: Alex&Conni)
centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.

Watch Orang Utans

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
centre for the study of orang utan biology and behaviour

Feeding takes place between 9.00-10.00am and between 3.00-3.30 pm.


From Kuching, take Sarawak Transport Company bus No. 6 which stops outside the main gate, from here it is a 20 minute walk to the Centre. The last return bus to Kuching is at 1700 hrs.

Links: Sarawak Forestry (detailed info)


Hotels in in Kuching
HOSTELS
in Kuching
Singgahsana Lodge
guesthouse in central Kuching decorated in a local style using artefacts from ethnic tribes of Sarawak
Lodge 121
Lodge 121 offers single, twin, double, triple, quad privates and dormitory
Things to do & see
Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade)
Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade. ... more
Sarawak Museum
Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission. ... more
Things to do & see
Chinatown, Penang
Georgetowns large Chinatown, dotted with temples, mosques, markets and traditional shop houses, is interesting to walk around at any time of the day. It is centered on Lebuh Chulia ... more

Chinatown Singapore, Singapore
Singapore′s Chinatown is the traditional Chinese quarters of the city. Today it is a major tourist attraction with national heritage sites, souvenir markets and beautifully restored traditional shop houses ... more