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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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Travellers’ Light Backpackers Lodge
Hostel in the city center facing the hill and city forest ... more
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youth hostel in the centre of Kota Kinabalu ... more
North Borneo Cabin
Guesthouse in the center of Kota Kinabalu ... more
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The Lavender Lodge
Located in the central commercial district of the city ... more
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Borneo Backpackers
Hostel in the southern part of KK city center ... more
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D’Villa Rina Ria Lodge
Guesthouse located 500m away from Kinabalu National Park (location of Mount Kinabalu), 1.5h drive from Kota Kinabalu ... more
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Kinabalu Mountain Lodge
Accommodation located about 3km away from Kinabalu National Park ... more
Borneo Beachouse (Backpackers)
Guesthouse located within walking distance of Tanjung Aru Beach ... more
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Travellers’ Light Backpackers Lodge
Hostel in the city center facing the hill and city forest
The Lavender Lodge
Located in the central commercial district of the city
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