Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pulau Ketam (Crab Island)

address: Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Pulau-Ketam-Crab-Island2.jpg, Mangrove-covered island near Port Klang with two predominantly Chinese fishing villages
Mangrove-covered island near Port Klang with two predominantly Chinese fishing villages
  • locals are mainly Teochew and Hokkien Chinese
  • island is submerged during high tide, houses are built on stilts
  • no cars on the island
  • bycicle  rental starting from RM 8 / pay
  • several accommodation available, such as Sealion Homestay

 

Getting There

  • from KL take Komuter train to Port Klang
  • from Port Klang railway station, cross the tracks towards the sea and look for the small ferry terminal to the left
  • travel time ca. 30 - 40min (longer during low tide)
  • ticket pice: RM16 (2019)
  • ferry service from 7.30am - 6.30pm (7.30pm weekends)

 

 

Pulau Ketam (Crab Island)

Accommodations in Pulau Ketam (Crab Island)

Sealion Bangalow Homestay

792 Jalan Sungai 1 Pulau Ketam, 42940 Bagan Teochew, Malaysia

Budget Hotel, Homestay

SkyCity Motel

H1A Jalan Merdeka, 42940 Bagan Teochew, Malaysia

Budget Hotel

Pulau Ketam D’island beds&cafe

Jalan Tepi Sungai, 42940 Bagan Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Budget Hotel


Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Suzie’s Guest House KL

Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown

Raizzy’s Guesthouse

Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown right next to to the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple

Attractions

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

KL Forest Eco Park with Canopy Walk, Kuala Lumpur

Formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur

Attractions

Koh Lipe, Langkawi

Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi

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.