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West Coast

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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.

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From north to south:

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

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  • 1 Kuala Lumpur — capital and largest city in Malaysia, located in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur which is surrounded by Selangor state
  • 2 Putrajaya — this planned city is the new administrative centre of the Federal government
  • 3 Kangar — the tiny capital of Perlis
  • 4 Alor Star — capital city of Kedah
  • 5 George Town — capital of Penang , charming and very popular with travellers, and famous for its hawker food
  • 6 Ipoh — capital of Perak, which is famous for its food
  • 7 Seremban — capital of Negeri Sembilan
  • 8 Malacca — historic city, and capital of Malacca state

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