Kuala Lumpur MapSituated right at the center of South East Asia, Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. Located in the state of Selangor, the city is about 243 sq km in area and has a population of over 1. 6 million and it is the biggest city in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur or generally known as KL is one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. This bustling metropolis is a melting pot of races and cultures. One of the most wonderful characteristics of this flourishing urban center is its capability to juxtapose the old and new.

Iconic high-rise complexes such as Petronas Twin Towers stand together with colonial buildings, making a wonderful contrast. upscale shopping malls, themed tourist destinations as well as trendy nightspots add identity to the city’s entertainment choices.

Getting arround this modern city is easy with the comprehensive transportation system. Well-designed parks, lakes, museums and heritage sites make KL a charming attractions.

Well-designed parks, lakes, museums and heritage sites make KL a charming attractions.

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A massive range of forest-clad ridges, Crocker Range stretches from Mount Kinabalu to the border of Sarawak. This protected area has no modern facilities and is thriving destination for jungle trekking and four-wheel drive excursions. Nature lovers can trek to the Rafflesia sites and spend a night camping amidst the greenery. Crocker range Park is about 13km or a 30 minutes drive from Keningau town.

Opening hours: 8.00am to 5.00pm

Sipadan Island
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

kuantan-esplanadeKuantan is the state capital of Pahang. This is a beautifully enchanted city with rich culture flourish among the daily life of the people.

People in Pahang are also good at transforming raw material into beautiful crafted collectibles, you can find varity of handicrafts like batik, silk, hand wooven fabrics and woodcarvings sold in town.

Interesting Places in Kuantan

  • Balai Kryaneka – Loacated near to Telok Cempedak Beach in town, this is a popular place to watch and shop for woodcarvings and other handicrafts.
  • Mahkota Equine Centre – This place is well liked by people who enjoy outdoor sports like horse riding. This centre provides horse riding training course for all ages and those who completed their training will accredited and recognized certificate.
  • Charah Caves (Gua Charah) – There is a 9 metres long reclining Buddha in the cave and this place provides apeaceful retreat for people who enjoy a quiet environment and medidation.
  • Sungai Pandan Waterfall – This 100 metres high waterfall is located near to the town and that makes it convenient for the locals to enjoy a nice cool splash in  a hot day.

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Gunung Ledang Recreation Forest

gunung-ledangFor back to nature experiences, one can venture to serveral recreational forests around the state. The post popular is the Gunung redang Recreational Forest, the site of Johor highest mountain, Gunung Redang.

Peaks at 1267 meters, it is a favorite spot for the locals and tourists. Challenging treks to the summit of the mountain and overnight stays at the impressive Sagil Waterfall are main activities here. At the base of the waterfall are camping sites, changing rooms, and the Gunung Ledang Resort.

According to legend, Gunung Ledang was the home of a Johor Princess who was wooed by the Sultan of Melaka in the 15th Century.

If you are thinking trekking up, this will take aboutfive hours. To get there by driving, you will have to drive Tangkak in Muar. The entry point along the way of Tangkak at the Segamat trunk road.

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Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia

Carnival hotels Batu Pahat (60 rooms)
No.2 Jalan Fatima, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Tel: 07-4315122/431949/4312959
Crystal Inn (63 Rooms)
36, Zabedah, 83000 Batu Pahat Johor
Tel: 07-4315222
Garden Hotels (85 Rooms)
29, Jalan Jenang, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Tel: 07-4315999
Novo Park Hotel (55 Rooms)
7, Jalan Zabedah, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Pelican Hotel (74 rooms)
181 Jalan Rugayah, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Tel: 07-4328111
The Katerina Hotel ((188 Rooms)
8, Jalan Zubedah, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Tel: 07-4337111
The Landmark Hotel (52 Rooms)
1 Jalan Omor, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Tel: 07-4320001

An Asian heritage treasure

Unlike other Asian cities undergoing rapgeorge-townid development, George Town and other areas of Penang are still fighting tooth and nail to hold on to their architectural identities – symbols of cultural pride and belonging. It is worth nothing that George Town has the largest number of pre-war shop houses and buildings of any South East Asian city.

George Town is a real gem of a city once you let your mind strip away the exterior grime and slight unkemptness around the edges. This isn’t a reconstruction heritage theme park but a living  breathing showcase of the whole of Asia in one place.

A good place to start your wandering from is Fort Cornwallis which marks the original spot where Captain Francis Light landed in 1786. The area around the fort hosts an impressive array of well restored and maintained colonial building that housed the British administration until Malayan independence in 1957. Next to the fort is the Esplanade, great for morning and evening walks.

Take your time to wander around, cycle or even ride on a trishaw to get a first-hand feel for the way the locals carry out their  lives. For many local craftsmen, hawkers, bakers and tradesmen, life has continued in much the same vein as their forefathers’ days – even modern Penangites are sticklers for tradition and expect their food, fabric, jewelry etc to be prepared the way it has always been done.

Take a stroll along Market street aka Little India and enjoy the sights,smell, food and music of this Indian enclave.

 

Famous Street Food in Perlis

Malay Food
Warong Pokok Sawa – Malay rice stall which offers about 40 different dishes and curries serve with white rice for lunch.
Address: Kampong Kerisik, Mata air Tel: 04-9381778

Roti Canai
Stor No.15 – Cheap and good roti canai serve with thick lentil curry tender beef curry.
Opposite Pasar Besar Kangar

Seafood
Lynda Ikan Bakar – This Seafood stall is famous for their grilled seafood with local flavored sambal and dipping sauce.
Address: 10,11,12 Food Court, Kuala Perlis Tel: 04-9851307

Chinese Food
Embassy Coffee Shop – This coffee shop offers good quality and tasty home-cooked spicy dishes.
Address: 53 jalan Jubli Perak, Kangar

Barbecue Meats
OK Kedai Makanan & Minuman – This shop serves good quality barbecue and roast pork, roast duck as well as steamed soup.
Address: 59 Jalan Jubli Perak, Kangar Tel: 04-9760551

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B.B. INN HOTEL
79A, Persiaran Camelia 4,
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4914551
Rooms : 23

CAMERONIAN HOLIDAY INN
(budget accommodation)
16 Jalan Mentigi, P.O.Box 84,
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4911327
Rooms : 15

CAMLODGE
55C & 55D, Persiaran Camelia 3,
Bandar Baru, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4914549
Fax : 605-4914549
Rooms : 9

COUNTRY LODGE HOTEL /APARTMENT & RESTAURANT
Lot 47, Section 3, 39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4911811
Fax : 605-4911396
Rooms : 73

DANIEL’S TRAVELLERS LODGE
9, Lorong Perdah, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4915823
Fax : 605-4915828
Rooms : 20

DOWNTOWN HOTEL
41, Main Road, P.O.Box 7
39200 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4912868
Rooms : 12

EAST GARDEN RESTAURANT & HOTEL
Lot 13, Section 2,
39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4912380
Fax ; 605-4912262
Rooms : 20

EQUATORIAL HILL RESORT
Kea Farm, P.O.Box 109,
39007 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4961777
Fax : 605-4961333
Rooms : 500

GOLDEN SHOP HOTEL
39, Main Road, Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4956048

GOLDEN STAR HOTEL
26, Main Road,
39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4911247
Rooms : 10

HERITAGE HOTEL
Jalan Gereja, Tanah Rata
39000 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4913888
Fax : 605-4915666
Rooms : 165

HILL GARDEN LODGE
15-16 Jalan Besar,
39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4912808/ 2988
Telex / Fax : 605-4912226
Rooms : 25

HOTEL SILVERSTAR
10, Brinchang,
39100 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4911387
Rooms : 15

HOLIDAY FLATS
(budget accommodation)
21 Jalan Besar,
39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4911093 / 551 / 010-5100862

HONEYMOON VILLA

Jalan Quarry, 39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4911346
Fax : 605-4911346
Rooms : Self contained apartments(3 bedrooms)

HOTEL HIGHLANDS
29-32 Jalan Besar,
39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4911588
Rooms : 67

HOTEL CHUA GIN
11, Main Road
39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4918011
Rooms : 14

HOTEL PLASTRO

19, Main Road,
39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4911009 / 4912735
Rooms : 11

JURINA RESORT
Jalan Mentigi, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4915522
Fax : 605-4915511
Rooms : 11

KAVY HOTEL

44, Main Road, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4915652, 4914828
Fax : 605-4915423
Rooms : 30

KOWLOON HOTEL
34-35, Brinchang,
39100 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4911366 / 803
Telex / Fax : 605-4911803
Rooms : 24

LEISURE HOLIDAY APARTMENT
Green Hill Resort, Jalan Gereja
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4914371
Fax : 605-4914373
Rooms : 21

LIDO HOTEL

9, Brinchang
39000 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4911271
Rooms : 14

MERLIN INN RESORT
72, Jalan Pekeliling Tun Abd Razak,
Tanah Rata,
39000 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4911211
Fax : 605-4911178
Rooms : 90

NEW CAMERON HOTEL
29 & 30 Jalan Besar,
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4911160
Rooms : 11

NEW GARDEN INN
Jalan Masjid, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4915170
Fax : 605-4915169
Rooms : 47

PARKLAND HOTEL
No. 45 Jalan Besar,
39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4911299 / 399
Telex / Fax : 605-4911803
Rooms : 30

PINES & ROSES HOTEL
P.O.Box 4, 39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4914461 / 4911461
Fax : 605-4914461
Rooms : 6

RAINBOW HOTEL
Lot 25, 39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4914628 / 4648
Fax : 605-4914668
Rooms : 36

ROSA PASSADENA
P.O.Box 8, 39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4912288
Telex / Fax : 605-4912688
Rooms : 120

ROSELANE HOTEL
44, Main Road,Tanah Rata
39007 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4912377
Rooms : 31

RUMAH REHAT SUI PAHANG
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4914088
Fax : 605-4914088
Rooms : 7

SEAH MENG HOTEL
39, Tanah Rata,
39007 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4911618
Rooms : 10

SENTOSA HOTEL
38, Main Road, Brinchang
39100 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4911907
Rooms : 10

SHAL’S HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
25 Jalan Besar, 39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4912408
Fax : 605-4912408
Rooms : 20 apartments (3 bedrooms)

SRI JULIANA CHALET
F32 Jalan Sultan Abu Bakar,
39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4914461 / 4911461
Fax : 605-4914461
Rooms : 6

SRI JULIANA VILLA
Jalan Quarry, 39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4914461 / 4911461
Rooms : 16

STRAWBERRY PARK HOTEL
P.O.Box 81, Tanah Rata
39000 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4911166 / 174
Telex / Fax : 605-4911949
Rooms : 180

TERMINAL INN
P.O.Box 4, 39100 Brinchang
Tel : 605-4912203 / 205
Rooms : 18

THE COOL POINT HOTEL
891, Persiaran Dayang Indah,
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel : 605-4914914
Fax : 605-4914070
Rooms : 47

THE LAKEHOUSE
Lubok Taman, 30 Miles, Ringlet
Tel : 605-4956152
Fax : 605-4956213
Rooms : 18

THE ORIENT HOTEL & RESTAURANT
38A, Main Road,Tanah Rata
39007 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4911633
Rooms : 12

TWIN PINE CHALET
2 Jalan Mentinggi, Tanah Rata
39000 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4911169
Rooms : 15

WHO NAM HOTEL
10 Jalan Besar, 39000 Tanah Rata
Rooms : 7

YE OLDE SMOKEHOUSE
(Country House Hotel & Restaurant)
By the Golf Course
39000 Cameron Highlands
Tel : 605-4911214 / 215
Fax : 605-4911214
Rooms : 12

bujang-valleyArchaeological Tours

The Bujang Valley or Lembah Bujang is the richest archaeological site in Malaysia to-date. Lying north of  the river mouth of Muda river in the state of Kedah, Malaysia, spreading over an area of approximately 300 sq km, this archaeological site has excavated more than 50 candi or ancient tomb temples and many other historical remains and artifacts that provide strong evidence of possible Hindu-Buddhist kingdom existence in this land more that 1500 years ago.

Relics discovered in the Bujang valley including metal tools and ornaments, pottery, ceramics, inscribed stone caskets and Hindu coins. Most of these relics are display in the Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum in Pengkalan Bujang, Merbok where the  most well preserved candi is also located here.

Visitors travelling from Kuala Lumpur or Penang can take the north bound highway and exit from the Sungai Petani (North) Toll. It takes another 30 minutes drive by trunk road right up to the Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum.

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pulau-payarThis beautiful marine park situated in the northern part of the Straits of Malacca off the State of Kedah, is about 20 nautical miles south of Langkawi Island and 32 nautical miles north of Penang. This marine park covers an area of two nautical miles consists of  four little islands – Pulau Payar (the largest), Pulau Kaca, Pulau Lembu and Pulau Segantang.

The Coral Garden

With strict enforcement from the Fisheries Department, the marine park kept its marine life and vegetation well protected. A fascinating diversity of marine corals and some endangered fish species can still be found in the area.

This marine park is an ideal place for swimming , snorkeling and diving, visitors will love to enjoy the  bright, multi-color soft corals seen through the crystal clear water around the” Coral Garden”.There is no accommodation for visitors to stay on the island overnight. However, for the more adventurous tourist who would like to experience a night out on the sandy beaches, camping is allowed with the permission from the Fisheries Department in Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah state. Basic facilities like picnic tables, barbecue pits, washrooms and gazebos on selected part of the island.

How to get there
Visitors can get to Pulau Payar from Langkawi Island, Kuala Kedah and Penang. Enquiry and booking should made a day earlier with tour operators at your respective departure point. Meals will mostly be provided but you have to bring your own gears and snorkeling equipments.

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