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Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Fatimah Chalets

address: Fatimah Chalets, Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), Pulau Perhentian Kecil (small island), Terengganu, Malaysia
Chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil
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Hotels in in Perhentian Islands
HOSTELS
in Perhentian Islands
Rock Garden Village
Chalets on the most southern edge of Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil. One of the cheapest option on the Perhentians.
Perhentian Island Resort
resort on the big island with its own beach
Things to do & see
Pulau Perhentian Besar
The Big (=besar) Island. The slightly bigger island offers more expensive resort style accommodation. For family travellers or those who like it more quiet and have an extra Ringgit to spend. ... more
Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)
Smaller Beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets ... more