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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TGs Nasi Kandar

address: 3, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
tgs-nasi-kandar.jpg, Mamak-style restaurant in Bukit Bintag offering Indian, local Thai and Pakistani food
Mamak-style restaurant in Bukit Bintag offering Indian, local Thai and Pakistani food

Tgs Nasi Kandar

Indian food buffet

 

Tgs Nasi Kandar

inside area



Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

The Nest Guesthouse

Guesthouse in an residential area in Bukit Bintang

Fernloft KL @ Chinatown

Hostel near Central Market and Chinatown, branch of Fernloft group of hostels Singapore

Attractions

Kuala Selangor (Fireflies), Kuala Lumpur

A trip to Kuala Selangor at estuary of the Selangor River usually includes river boat tour see Firefly colonies living in the mangroves as well as visiting Bukit Melawati and a seafood dinner. The Nature Park is also worth a visit.

Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur

The area features a large Indonesian community, and more recently, a small African community. It has a daily wet market known as Bazaar Baru Chow Kit which is arguably the largest wet market in Kuala Lumpur. Chow Kit is also known for its red-light district as well as for its nightly gathering of transwomen.

Attractions

Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream

Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

old residential area with a significant Chinese population near Bukit Bintang with many popular Chinese restaurants and food stalls