Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Tioman, Malaysia

Tekek beach

address: Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia
tekek-beach-pulau-tioman.jpg, beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island
beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island

This is where you arrived on Pulau Tioman whether you come in by boat from Tioman or by airplane. Most developed but no necessarily the most charming part (a lot of concrete and construction) of the island.

Kampung Tekek
Kampung Tekek (Tekek Village) satelite view
with the airstrip of the small of airport, the village, the Marina and a few accommodations

more information on Tekek Village


view from Tekek Marina

 

 


Lalang Beach
beach south of Kampung Tekek, home to Berjaya Beach, Golf and Spa Resort

 

Accommodations in Tekek beach

Cheers Chalet

Kampung Tekek, Pulau Tioman

Bungalows

Berjaya Tioman Resort

Kampung Tekek, Pulau Tioman

Resort


Hotels in Tioman

Swiss Cottage

accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM65 - RM140

Nazri Beach Cabanas

accommodation on ABC Beach

Attractions

Tekek beach, Tioman

beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island

Salang Beach, Tioman

Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation.

Attractions

Chinatown Singapore, Singapore

Singapore′s Chinatown is the traditional Chinese quarters of the city. Today it is a major tourist attraction with national heritage sites, souvenir markets and beautifully restored traditional shop houses

Luna Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Super-chic breezy rooftop bar with a pool in the middle (but you cannot use it unfortunately) and one of the best night views in town