Faces of
Malaysia
Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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



Hotels 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.

Attractions

Historical Quarters, Kota Bharu

part of the city center with lots of museums, the Grand Palace, the Muhammadi Mosque and the tourist office

Central Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah), Kota Bharu

very colourful dry and wet market in the city center

Attractions

Kek Look Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh

Picturesque Chinese cave temple at the Gunung Rapat limestone hills at the southern edge of Ipoh city

Bukit Puteri, Kuala Terengganu

Princess Hill. Hill in city center with the remains of an old fort.