Faces of
Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

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.

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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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This tour covers the highlights of Kuala Lumpur such as Batu Caves, Litltle India National Palace and many more

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