Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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 Kuching

B & B Inn

located in the city centre, one of the longest running hostels in Kuching

Beds Guesthouse

Beds Guesthouse, located in the heart of Kuching's China Town, just a 15 minute walk from the City centre.

Attractions

Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching

Sarawak Cultural Village is tucked away on the foothills of Mount Santubong at Damai Beach, 35 km north from Kuching. It is also known as a living museum.

Sarawak Museum, Kuching

Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission.

Attractions

Singapore Zoo - Night Safari, Singapore

The Singapore Zoo, considered one of the world's bests, is one of the main attractions in Singapore, it also hosts the Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and the popular Night Safari.

Rock-climbing at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

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.