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.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Subang Airport

subang-skypark-airport-kuala-lumpur.jpg, The Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is KL's secondary airport housing airlines such as Malindo Air and Firefly.
The Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is KL's secondary airport housing airlines such as Malindo Air and Firefly.

 Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport or Subang Skypark or just "Subang Airport" as it is commonly known was Kuala Lumpur main airport until 1998 when KLIA was opened. The airport is located located within urban territory of Greater Kuala Lumpur and hence closer to the city centre than Kuala Lumpur.

Getting There
As of May 2018, Subang Airport can easily be reach on public transport with the opening of the KTM (commuter train) connection from KL Sentral.
KTM Line: KL Sentral - Terminal Skypark
travel time: 28min
from KL Sentral: 5.30am - 9.25pm
from Subang Skypark: 7.50am - 11.20pm

 

SkyPark
In recent years the airport had been extended with new facilities and terminals under the name "SkyPark" which turned the airport into an airport / shopping mall.
SkyPark website
SkyPark facebook page

map and location of Subang Airport



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in Kuala Lumpur
Travellers Palm Lodge

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Red Palm

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Things to do & see
Batu Caves
Limestone hill in the north of Kuala Lumpur with a series of caves and cave temples. They are a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia and the location of the famous Thaipusam celebrations at the end of January attended by up to one million devotees. ... more
KL City Walk
Pedestrian strip mall with fashion boutiques, bistros, cafes, signature culinary and service retailers. KL city walk is located along a 500m long strip between Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Pinang, near the Twin Towers. ... more
Things to do & see
Kampung Kling Mosque, Melaka
Masjik Kampung Keling is one of Melakas oldest mosques built in 1872. The architecture resembling a pagoda is influenced by Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu and local designs. ... more

Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram, Penang
Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha ... more