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.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Kuantan, Malaysia

Teluk Chempedak (TC) Beach

address: Jalan Telok Cempedak, 25050 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Teluk-Chempedak-Beach-Kuantan3.jpg, Teluk Chempedak, also called TC, is a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea, one of the main attractions of Kuantan
Teluk Chempedak, also called TC, is a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea, one of the main attractions of Kuantan

How to get to Teluk Chempedak
TC is located about 10-15min (5km) to the east of the city centre. The easiest way to get there would be by car / taxi but there are also regular local buses.


There are a few guesthouses near the beach. The main hotel at the beach front is Hyat Regency Kuantan Hotel.
Being so close to the Kuantan city, TC is a popular spot to be visited by families, especially on the weekends.
 

boardwalk
the boardwalk at the northern end of the beach connects to another more quiet beach


the boardwalk
the boardwalk offers views of the jungle on one side and the sea on the other


fast food
the are a few western fast food joints (McDonalds, Burger King, KFC) as well as several local food restaurants and stalls near the beach


playground
playground and sitting area around several food stalls


no swimming during rainy season
During the rainy season (monsoon, November - February), swimming is strictly forbidden because of the rough sea during that time. This photo was taken during this time period in mid February.


view south
viewing south from boardwalk at the rocky northern end of the beach


bunker
a bunker from the times of the Second World War

 



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