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Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

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Cherating, Malaysia

Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel

address:
Kampung Cherating Lam, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

phone: 012-9899532 / 019-9496060

chalets right at the beach


prices:
Family Room (2 doubled bed, aircon): RM150-RM200
Chalet (1 double bed, aircon): RM80-RM150
Chalet (Fan): RM60
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Hotels in in Cherating
HOSTELS
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Cherating Cottage
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