Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Lemongrass Chalets & Restaurant

address: Lemon Grass Chalets & Restaurant, Lot41, Pasir Panjang, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, 22300 Kuala Besut, Terengganu
Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Chalets at the southern edge of the Beach
phone: 012-9562393 & 0190-9383893
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Hotels in in Perhentian Islands
HOSTELS
in Perhentian Islands
Mohsin Chalet & Cayaku Restaurant
Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach.
Synfony Village
basic chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil
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