The Photo Archives:
Travel : Malaysia

"Truly Asia" according to its own ad campaign, with less hype than usual: Malaysia is a fascinating blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian culture, with a veneer of modern technology over a humid tropical paradise.

Desaru [guide]

Low-key beach resort near Johor Bahru, a short ferry hop from Singapore.

Shown: Desaru Beach

Fraser's Hill [guide]

A chunk of England in the Malaysian highlands.

Shown: Clock tower and post office

Genting [guide]

Malaysia's low-budget version of Las Vegas.

Shown: Genting Skyway

Johor Bahru by train [guide]

From Singapore to border town Johor Bahru by train

Shown: JB Sentral by night

Klang [guide]

Port town known for pork bone tea.

Shown: Feel your arteries clogging with goodness!

Kuala Lumpur [guide]

A sprawling metropolis attempting to rapidly modernize itself.

Shown: Petronas Towers

Kuching [guide]

The "Cat City" and the former capital of the White Rajahs of Sarawak.

Shown: Jalan India

Langkawi [guide]

Malaysia's prime wintertime getaway, a little archipelago in the northwest near the Thai border.

Shown: Pool, Pelangi Beach Resort

Penang [guide]

The only Malaysian beach resort island with history and a wealth of culture too.

Shown: Detail of roof, Khoo Kongsi (Clanhouse), Georgetown

Perhentian [guide]

Two small islands off the eastern coast, home to great beaches and great scuba diving.

Shown: South Beach, Perhentian Besar


Putrajaya [guide]

Malaysia's new administrative capital just south of KL, home to megalomaniacal public buildings and one super-luxury hotel.

Shown: Detail of the humongous Putra Mosque

Tioman [guide]

A somewhat bigger island off the eastern coast, home to yet more great beaches and great scuba diving.

Shown: Dive boat heading back to Tioman

All pictures copyright 2002-9 by Jani Patokallio.

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