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.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

Penang, Malaysia

The Habitat

address: The Habitat Penang Hill, Bukit Bendera, 11300 Penang, Malaysia
penang-hill-the-habitat.jpg, The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks.
The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks.

Opening hours
Daily 9.30am - 6pm
Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Phone
+604 826 7677

Email
info@thehabitat.my

Links:

official website
facebook page




Related Places

Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)

Hill system with hill resort (highest point 833m above sea level) about 6km from city centre of Georgetown. Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill is 735m above sea level.

Hotels in Penang

Annie’s Bed & Breakfast

Annie's Homestay is located in Batu Ferringhi

Chulia Heritage Hotel

boutique hotel in the heritage zone of Georgetown in an refurbished Anglo-Indian bungalow

Attractions

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang

Mansion built by Cheong Fatt Tze at the end of 19th Century has 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases & 220 vernacular timber louvre windows. Received UNESCO Most Excellent Heritage Conservation Award in 2000

Clan Jetties, Penang

Traditional Chinese settlements built on stilts at shore of Weld Quay

Attractions

Bukit Teresek, Taman Negara

Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park

Jungle Trekking, Fraser's Hill

There are 8 marked hiking trails available at Fraser's Hill