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.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thean Hou Buddhist Temple

address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Off Jalan Syed Putra, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
kuala-lumpur-Thean_Hou_Buddhist_Temple2.jpg, Picturesque Chinese temple with impressive architecture. It is situated on a hill offering excellent view over the city.
Thean Hou Buddhist Temple entrance
Picturesque Chinese temple with impressive architecture. It is situated on a hill offering excellent view over the city.

- Located just south of downtown on a hill near the Mega Mall
- Best to take a taxi (RM 5-10)

Links:

Official Website by Hanain Association

Official Website by Hanain Association (english)


Thean Hou Buddhist Temple Tours:

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Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Reggae Mansion

Located in 3-storey colonial building with a roof-top bar, the Reggae Mansion is a party hostel and the biggest hostel in Kuala Lumpur

Sri Packers Hotel

Backpacker hostel near Sepang F1 circuit and KLIA 1 & KLIA 2 airport (20min) in a shop house area

Attractions

Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Oldest malay residential area in KL with still authentic traditional Malay wooden houses and the the backdrop of the close-by downtown skyline

Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur

Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area.

Attractions

Bukit Gasing, Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Gasing is a hill and a green oasis surround by dense civilization right at the border between Petaling Jaya (PJ) and Kuala Lumpur (KL). It is popular by local residents for trekking on the weekends

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.