Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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.

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Sultan Ismail Petra Airport

address: Pengkalan Chepa, 16100 Kota Bharu, Kelantan Darul Naim, Malaysia.
Kota-Baru-Sultan-Ismail-Petra-Airport.jpg, airport in Kota Bahru, the state capitol of Kelantan
airport in Kota Bahru, the state capitol of Kelantan

Airlines and Destinations:

Air Asia Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur (KLIA), Kuching
Firefly Kuala Lumpur (Subang), Penang
Malaysian Airlines Kuala Lumpur (KLIA)
Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur (KLIA, Subang)

 

Arrival Hall
Arrival and Departure Hallphoto: Malaysian Travel Guide

Links:

waiting area
waiting areaphoto: Malaysian Travel Guide
 

Air Asia plane
arrival of an AirAsia airplane at the gatephoto: Malaysian Travel Guide

map and location of Sultan Ismail Petra Airport



Hotels in in Kota Bharu
HOSTELS
in Kota Bharu
Zeck’s Traveller’s Inn
Homestay-like hostel in a residential area close to the city center. It is almost like staying with a malay family. Zeck and his family are lovely hosts and run the place for over 20 years already.
Things to do & see
Central Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah)
very colourful dry and wet market in the city center ... more
Historical Quarters
part of the city center with lots of museums, the Grand Palace, the Muhammadi Mosque and the tourist office ... more
Things to do & see
Boh Tea Garden, Cameron Highlands
Visitors center of the Boh tea estate south-east of Tanah Rata with impressive views over the tea estate, a cafe area and free tours of the tea factory every 30min until about 4pm. ... more

Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Oldest malay residential area in KL with still authentic traditional Malay wooden houses and the the backdrop of the close-by downtown skyline ... more