Faces of
Malaysia
Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Cherating, Malaysia
Riverside Holiday Resort
accommodation near the river with on-site restaurant and live music club (Little Bali) ... more
Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel
chalets right at the beach ... more
Ranting Beach Resort
pricier accommodation with bungalows at the beach and across the road, on-site restaurant ... more
Maznah Guest House
chalets/bungalows off the beach ... more
Mata Hari
nice bungalows/chalets in a nice setting a bit off the beach ... more
Cherating Cottage
Rooms and bungalows with balconies and good views, could use a renovation though. on-site restaurant with Asian and Italian kitchen ... more
Payung Guest House
well-maintained and inexpensive chalets with a good atmosphere near the river (less than 5min walk to the beach).try to stay here if there is availability ... more
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Mata Hari
nice bungalows/chalets in a nice setting a bit off the beach
Payung Guest House
well-maintained and inexpensive chalets with a good atmosphere near the river (less than 5min walk to the beach).try to stay here if there is availability
Things to do & see
Mangrove River Tour
A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes. ... more
Cherating Beach
mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right ... more