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.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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

The Habitat, Penang

The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks.

Little India & Kapitan Keling Mosque, Penang

Small Indian enclave in Georgetown where you can find shops, food, temples and the Kapitan Keling Mosque.