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.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Turtle Alley (Lorong Penyu)

address: near Dragon Arch, Jalan Kampung Cina, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Turtle-Alley-Lorong-Penyu-Kuala-Terengganu-KT.jpg, Narrow lane in Chinatown (Kampung Cina) that has been beautified and themed witn art works about turtle to remind us of the endangered status of turtles that nest at the beaches of Terengganu
Narrow lane in Chinatown (Kampung Cina) that has been beautified and themed witn art works about turtle to remind us of the endangered status of turtles that nest at the beaches of Terengganu

some of the trivia that is exhibited at Turtle Alley:

  • Leatherback turtles in Terengganu have declined by 99,9%
  • two critically endagered freshwater turtles are found in Terengganu
  • 4 marine turtle species used to nest in Terengganu. Today, only the green turtles occurs in good numbers
  • Turtles mistake plastic bags for food. Keep our beaches and oceans clean!
  • Marine turtles can swim up to 10km/hour
  • The backbone and rib cage of the turtle are embedded in its shell
  • Marine turtles can lay between 30-250 eggs in one nest. They nest several times in one nesting season
  • Turtles cannot breathe underwater. They drown when caught in fishing nets
  • The world's oldest living animal is a 178-year old tortoise
Links:

Official Website

Turtle Conservation Society

 




Related Places

Chinatown (Kampung China)

KT's Chinatown is located along Jalan Bandar. It is small but charming with colorful shophouses and still has the traditional feel with small stores, cafes and restaurants

Hotels in in Kuala Terengganu
HOSTELS
in Kuala Terengganu
Sankris Lodge
hostel in the city center
Attractions
Attractions

Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), Penang

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.

Botanical Gardens, Penang

Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants.