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The West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia (Malay:Pantai Barat Semenanjung Malaysia) includes states which have their coastlines along the Straits of Malacca. This part of the peninsular is more urban and developed than the more Malay, Muslim and rural East Coast. As a result, the terms West Coast and East Coast tend to mean more than a geographical description of the states. The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and the new administrative centre of Putrajaya are located in this region.


Map of West Coast (Malaysia)

From north to south:

Malaysia's smallest state.
The rice paddy (padi) state, also contains Langkawi island
Popular resort island, with the charming capital George Town.
Once rich in tin.
Malaysia's most populous and developed state.
  Kuala Lumpur
The nation's capital.
Administrative centre of the country.
  Negeri Sembilan
For traditional Minangkabau culture.
For history stretching back to the 15th century.


  • 1 Kuala Lumpur — capital and largest city in Malaysia, located in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur which is surrounded by Selangor state
  • 2 Alor Star — capital city of Kedah
  • 3 George Town — capital of Penang , charming and very popular with travellers, and famous for its hawker food
  • 4 Ipoh — capital of Perak, which is famous for its food and karst scenery
  • 5 Kangar — the tiny capital of Perlis
  • 6 Klang — royal capital of Selangor, known for its bak kut teh (Chinese-style pork rib soup) and its bustling Little India neighbourhood
  • 7 Kuala Kangsar — royal town in Perak with a few sights and laid back atmosphere
  • 8 Malacca — historic city, and capital of Malacca state
  • 9 Seremban — capital of Negeri Sembilan

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