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.

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 Terengganu, Malaysia

Terengganu State Museum

address: Muzium Terengganu Malaysia, Bukit Losong, 20566 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia - Tel: +6 09 622 1444
Terengganu-State-Museum.jpg, Acclaimed as the largest museum in Malaysia and one of the largest museum in South East Asia, the Terengganu State Museum houses century old artifacts and artworks of rich and colorful heritage.
Acclaimed as the largest museum in Malaysia and one of the largest museum in South East Asia, the Terengganu State Museum houses century old artifacts and artworks of rich and colorful heritage.

The Terengganu State Museum consists several complexes and they are all work of art, featuring traditional Terengganu architecture and design.

How to get to Terengganu State Museum
It is located in Bukit Losong, easily accessed by road and only takes 15-20min from town. The Heritage Town bus departs from MBKT bus terminal in KT, brings passengers around town that includes the museum as part of its trip. Other alternative is by taxi or car.

Opening hours
Saturday–Thursday: 9am–5pm
Friday: 9am–12pm, 3pm–5pm (closed from 12pm–3pm)
Closed during Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji Holiday

Admission Fee / Ticket Prices:
Malaysian citizen: Adult RM5; Children RM2; Students in uniform RM1.
Non-citizen: Adult RM15; Children RM10

Links:

Official Website
 




Hotels in Kuala Terengganu
Attractions

Floating Mosque (Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah), Kuala Terengganu

The mosque is located in Teluk Ibai, just over 4km away from Kuala Terengganu town centre, south of Batu Buruk beach. The mosque appears to be floating on water, hence the nickname.

Crystal Mosque (Islamic Civilisation Park), Kuala Terengganu

The RM250-million-theme-park was opened in February 2008. It house sreplicas of several world famous mosque and the spectactular Crystal Mosque.

Attractions

Chinatown (Kampung China), Kuala Terengganu

KT's Chinatown is located along Jalan Bandar. It is small but charming with colorful shophouses and still has the traditional feel with small stores, cafes and restaurants

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang), Perhentian Islands

Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach