Faces of
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.

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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Langkawi, Malaysia

Malibest Resort

address: Malibest Resort, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Tel: 04-955 8222, 955 8202, Fax: 04-955 2822, Email: malibestlgk@yahoo.com.my
nice Budget Resort on Cenang Beach, RM 100 - RM 230 (Chalets). They also have really lovely treetop chalets (RM180, RM230) but you need to book in advance to get them, on-site indian restaurant
phone: 04-9558222 / 9558202
website: click here


Treetop Chalet (1 Unit) RM 230
Treetop Chalets (4 Units) RM 180
Superior (Double Queen Size) RM150-180
Family (with bunk beds) RM 140
Super Deluxe (RM130)
Deluxe (brick/wood) RM120
Standard (across the road) RM120

though ask for promotion rates if you stay a few nights. I paid RM100 for staying 4 nights in January 2008

Hotels in in Langkawi
HOSTELS
in Langkawi
Best Star Resort
2-storey hotel and 6 Chalets on Cenang Beach
Sandy Beach Resort
Chalets on both sides of the road on Cenang Beach, from RM90
Things to do & see
Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach)
This wide and long beach is the most popular beach on the island and the center of Langkawi's tourism infrastructure. It is a lively place also at night with various bars and restaurants. ... more
Tanjung Rhu Beach
wide and empty beach at the north of the island. home of the fancy Tanjung Rhu and Four Seasons resort and starting point of Mangrove River tours ... more