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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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



Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Sahabat Guesthouse

Guesthouse / small hotel in an residential side street in Bukit Bintang, just behind the clubbing street Changkat Bukit Bintang

Fernloft KL @ Chinatown

Hostel near Central Market and Chinatown, branch of Fernloft group of hostels Singapore

Attractions

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

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.

Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake).

Attractions

Fort Canning Park, Singapore

Fort Canning Park is a heritage park in the centre of Singapore with a history dating back to the 14th century with variaty of attractions and places of interest.

National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

The oldest museum (dating back to 1849) in Singapore exhibiting the history of Singapore, it was revamped and modernized between 2003 and 2006