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.

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sepang F1 International Circuit

address: Sepang International Circuit Sdn. Bhd., Jalan Pekeliling, 64000 KLIA, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
sepang-f1-track-the-tower__large.jpg, The Sepang F1 International Circuit right next to KLIA airport and used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Tower Stand of the race track
The Sepang F1 International Circuit right next to KLIA airport and used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix.

Accommodation:

Sri Packers Hotel (nearby Backpackers Acccommodation)

Links:

Sepang Circuit (Official Website)


Circuit tours are available but only with advanced notice. However, walk-in visitors can visit the Mall Area and the Welcome Center. Visiting hours are from 9:00am - 6:00pm daily.

For detailed information about tours, contact:

Marketing Communications Department
Tel: 03.8778.2248, 03.8778.2243
Fax: 03.8783.1000, 03.8783.1020
E-mail: tours@malaysiangp.com.my

There is also an Info Center at KL Sentral Railway Station in KL.


F1 Malaysian Grand Prix

The tickets are pricy but are still considered cheap compared to the ticket prices for races in Europe. The grand stand at the start-finish straight is already sold-out but there are still tickets available for all other seats ranging from RM700 to RM1800. The cheapest way to experience the race or the weekend (all tickets are valid from friday to sunday) is get a hillstand ticket (RM80), but make sure you bring an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun or the very likely tropical rain.

Link to the ticket center

 

Fall all important information about the 2015 Prix (March 27 - 29) here


 

Find pictures of the circuit below (courtesy: Sepang F1 Circuit):

 



Related Places

KLIA - Kuala International Airport

The award-winning International Airport of Kuala Lumpur is located about 50km south of Kuala Lumpur.

KLIA 2

KLIA 2 is new low-cost terminal of the KLIA airport and has replaced LCCT terminal in May 2014.

Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Suzie’s Guest House KL
Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown
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Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown
Attractions
Attractions

Jungle Trekking, Fraser's Hill

There are 8 marked hiking trails available at Fraser's Hill

Penang Museum, Penang

Museum and Art Gallery in building from 1821 about the History Penang. One of the best museum in Malaysia. Exhibits on the costums and traditions of Penangs various ethnic groups