Kuala Lumpur (AH2)
Kuala Lumpur is a modern city with many colonial buildings in its centre,
a vibrant Chinatown with night markets, and a bustling Little India. The
twin Petronas Towers skyscrapers - the tallest twin towers in the world
- dominate the skyline, while a 95-metre flagpole, one of the tallest
in the world, stands in Merdeka Square.
Johor Bahru (AH18) Connected
to neighbouring Singapore by road and rail via a modern causeway, Johor
Bahru is also the Peninsula's southern gateway. One of its well-known
sites is the imposing palace built by the late Sultan Abu Bakar. It houses
an impressive collection of rare and beautiful treasures from all over
Kenyir Lake, Kuala Terengganu (AH18)
Kenyir Lake spans over 260,000 hectares, making it the largest man-made
lake in South-East Asia. It consists of more than 340 islands, surrounded
by a vast rain forest with unpolluted rivers, waterfalls, limestone formations
and pre-historic caves. A variety of plants and wildlife make the area
famous for jungle trekking.
Penang (AH2) Penang (main
island off Butterworth) is referred to as the Pearl of the Orient. One
of the finest Buddhist temples in South-East Asia, the Kek Lok Si temple,
was built over a span of 20 years. Housing the beautifully crafted "Pagoda
of Ten Thousand Buddhas", it is set against gardens, a turtle pond,
shrines and beautiful sculptures.