Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Whisky Bar

address: 45c, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Whisky Bar, Whisky bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang
Whisky bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang

opening hours:
Mon - Thu: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat: 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sun: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

phone: 03-221432268

Links: official website
facebook page
more information about the Changkat nightlife area
(list of all restaurants and bars)

photo courtesy: The Whisky Bar


photo courtesy: The Whisky Bar


Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Serenity Hostels

Hostel on Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL's main pub and clubbing street in Bukit Bintang

Rainforest Bed & Breakfast

Rainforest B&B is a guesthouse in Bukit Bintang, the outside of the building looks like a forest covered with trees and plants.

Attractions

Tugu Negara (National Monument), Kuala Lumpur

Tugu Negara is a monument in the Lake Gardens that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's wars.

Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Main shopping, dining and entertainment area of Kuala Lumpur. Many backpacker accommodations are here too.

Attractions

Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake).

Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore

Singapores oldest and most important Hindu temple, right in the middle of Chinatown