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.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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 Kuala Lumpur

Step Inn Guesthouse

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

Sri Packers Hotel

Backpacker hostel near Sepang F1 circuit and KLIA 1 & KLIA 2 airport (20min) in a shop house area

Attractions

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, Kuala Lumpur

Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Attractions

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), Perhentian Islands

beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

Penangs grandest and most famous colonial hotel built in 1884, established by the two Armenian Sarkie brothers Tigram and Martin who later founded Raffles Hotel in Singapore