Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, is the political, economic and cultural center and the transportation hub of the country. Located in the central western part of the Malay Peninsula, with an area of 244 square kilometers and a population of about 2 million, it is the largest city in Malaysia. The city enjoys modern urban infrastructures, beautiful and clean urban environment, and high-rise buildings, with various styles of old buildings and tall scrub forest. The coexistence of modern atmosphere and traditional landscapes blesses it a unique city.
Penang, located in the north of Malaysia, is named after its numerous betelnut trees. Its capital city George Town is located at the northeastern tip of Penang. Penang boasts colorful religious and cultural features, with state museums, art galleries, Buddhist temples and mosques spreading all over the island, which reflect its splendid history that numerous ethnic groups have developed since the 18th century. Direct flights leave for Penang are available from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Taking the train from Kuala Lumpur can reach the North Sea, which is on the opposite side of Penang, and then reach Penang by transferring ferry or bus.
Malacca is located on the southwestern coast of the Malay Peninsula and is about 160 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur. Its capital Malacca City is the oldest city in Malaysia. Malacca is close to the Straits of Malacca with a long history and long-standing cultural relations with China. Zheng He, a famous voyager in the Ming Dynasty of China, stationed in Malacca for five times in his seven sailings to the Western Ocean, leaving behind many historical stories. Malacca was officially listed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2008.