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Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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.

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Penang, Malaysia
Roommates-Penang-Georgetown.jpg, Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting
Roommates Penang
Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting ... more
Chulia-Heritage-Hotel-Georgetown-Penang.jpg, boutique hotel in the heritage zone of Georgetown in an refurbished Anglo-Indian bungalow
Chulia Heritage Hotel
boutique hotel in the heritage zone of Georgetown in an refurbished Anglo-Indian bungalow ... more
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Ryokan @ Muntri Street
Japanese themed flashpacker hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown ... more
Hutton Lodge
Experience unique colonial-style living in our recently restored guesthouse, with clean, comfortable rooms and spacious bathrooms. ... more
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Old Penang GuestHouse
Guesthouse / Hostel located in the heritage zone of Georgetown ... more
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Cocoa Mews
hostel in historical Georgetown, close to Little India ... more
Red-Inn-Court-Georgetown-Penang.jpg, boutique eco-guesthouse in historical Georgetown
Red Inn Court
boutique eco-guesthouse in historical Georgetown ... more
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Reggae Penang Love Lane Hostel
Hostel, Kitchen, Bar - Latest addition to the Reggae group, after the Reggae Guesthouses and Mansion in Kuala Lumpur ... more
Baan Talay Homestay
Homestay located between Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi, 2min walk to Tokong Beach ... more
Annie’s Bed & Breakfast
Annie's Homestay is located in Batu Ferringhi ... more
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Red Inn
Hostel located in Love Lane in the heritage zone of Georgetown ... more
FERRINGHI INN & cafe
Welcome to Ferringhi Inn & Cafe the best budget motel for everyone. Ferringhi Inn & Cafe have a very nice location. It is located in the middle town of Batu Ferringhi. ... more
LazyBoys TraveLodge
Lazyboys travelodge is located in a traditional malay atap house, a brief walk away from Batu Ferringhi Beach ... more
Guest-Inn-Muntri-Georgetown-Penang.jpg, heritage guesthouse centrally located in Georgetown with 21 bedrooms
Guest Inn Muntri
heritage guesthouse centrally located in Georgetown with 21 bedrooms ... more
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Banana New Guest House
Guesthouse on Lebuh Chulia in the heart of Chinatown with bar/cafe (pool table!) and travel agency ... more
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Chulia Heritage Hotel
boutique hotel in the heritage zone of Georgetown in an refurbished Anglo-Indian bungalow
Roommates Penang
Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting
Things to do & see
Penang Museum
Museum and Art Gallery in building from 1821 about the History Penang. One of the best museum in Malaysia. Exhibits on the costums and traditions of Penangs various ethnic groups ... more
Batu Ferringhi
Along this famous beach area, there are numerous large hotels, budget guest houses, restaurants, transport rental services, and souvenir stores. ... more