Port Kelang, Malaysia

Port visit: Monday, March 11, 2019

Port Kelang (also known as Port Klang) is a town and the main gateway by sea into Malaysia. It is the largest port in the country and is located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest of the town of Klang, and 38 kilometres (24 mi) southwest of Kuala Lumpur.

Located in the District of Klang, in 2012, it was the 11th busiest container port in the world. It was also the 17th busiest port in by total cargo tonnage handled in 2012.

If your cruise ship visits Port Kelang, book a tour to eg. Kuala Lumpur. I didn’t. Shuttle buses ran through the industrial port to a taxi marquee where a fixed fare applied to an unknown destination.
Again having no map, it was back to the ship for myself and a lot of others.

All was not lost though. The port is extremely busy with ships coming and going continually, and cranes constantly in motion. Plenty to see – including a beautiful sunset.


Langkawi, Malaysia

Port visit: Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Langkawi is a district and an archipelago of 99 islands (+ 5 small islands visible only at low tide) in the Andaman Sea some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.
By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Langkawi Island (Pulau Langkawi), with a population of some 64,792.

Another interesting adventure. No map, no port details. Walked onshore to a taxi area and took a cab into the nearest town ( Kuah). Walked the Main Street – pictures tell the story (two sets).

Langkawi is also an administrative district, with the town of Kuah as its largest town.


George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Port visit: Saturday, March 09, 2019.

My pictures (Three Sets), reflect a walk around the old part of George Town.

George Town is the colorful, multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang. Once an important Straits of Malacca trading hub, the city is known for its British colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses and mosques. Beyond the old town,
George Town is a modern city with skyscrapers and shopping malls.

Named after King George III, walking down the streets of Georgetown is like walking through the paths of history. As acknowledgment of its well-preserved cultural and historical heritage, the city was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on
the 7th of July 2008.