Malaysia Journals

Cruisin' in Malaysia

A travel journal to Malaysia by ManFriday

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Quote: The west coast of Malaysia, while less packed with get-away-from-it-all tropical islands and more industrial than east Malaysia, provides nontheless some of the best sights on your trip from north to south of the country.

Cruisin' in Malaysia

Overview

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Many places are worth stopping in along the way, but be sure to check out Melaka or Malacca - once the most important city in the region, now a sleepy town with an unique blend of portugese, dutch, english colonial, chinese and malay architecture. Further up north, Kuala Lumpur deserves an entire chapter to itself. Ipoh is an old mining town, not much to look at, but home to Ipoh style chicken rice and a few magnificent temples set in rock caves. The last, long stop on your route should definitely be the island of Penang and Georgetown - a picturesque, old colonial city, now a relaxed, lively city.

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Pahio at the Shearwater : Clubhouse

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Pahio at the Shearwater : Clubhouse Photo, Malaysia, Asia
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Excellent four-star seaside hotel at the northern end of Georgetown. The rooms are spotless and luxurious. The city center is not very far away, unless you're a lazy person, in which case you'll probably grab a cab anyway.

The views from the sea-facing rooms are great and the local restaurant offers good variety of meals. Prices, at around 120-150 RM per room (ask for special deals or discounts), are quite reasonable.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2002

Pahio at the Shearwater : Clubhouse
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A small street stall, serving chendol and ais kacang, sweet Malaysian specialties based on shaved ice, coconut milk, green jelly, and teo chew red beans. Famous throughout Malaysia, this chendol stall attracts hordes of locals and visitors alike, eager to quench their thirst in the mid-day heat. The chendol here is simply excellent. Definitely worth visiting, and not just once!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2002

Chinatown, Melaka

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Jonkers St Photo, Malaysia, Asia
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A fascinating place of narrow, twisting streets, ancient temples and shophouses. Jonker Street, just across the bridge from Town Square, takes you into the heart of Chinatown. Packed with antique shops with an occassional temple or restaurant squeezed in for good measure, the place is bustling with life and a good spot for a bit of shopping, a quick snack or just wide-eyed exploration. Several beautiful temples are located in this area - the Chen Hoon Teng temple is the oldest surviving chinese temple in Malaysia and is kept in the usual colorful and ornate style. Not to be outdone, the Kampung Hulu mosque is described as the oldest mosque in Malaysia. If you want ancient, M...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2002

Cave Temples in Ipoh

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Speeding north on the west-coast highway, you're bound to encounter city signs for Ipoh, the main tin mining city in Malaysia, altough much less so nowadays. Many a successful miner has made his fortune here, and signs of prosperity can be found throughout the city. Except for old-time colonial buildings and chinese mansions, Ipoh's most interesting feature lies in its cave temples. Set in the limestone hills surrounding the city, the caves have been a target of worshippers for centuries and many have been converted to temples, spectacular for both their natural and man-made beauty. A prime example of such is the Sam Poh Tong Temple, a buddhist place of worship jus...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2002