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Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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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
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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
Old-Penang-Guesthouse-Georgetown.jpg, Guesthouse / Hostel located in the heritage zone of Georgetown
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
Red-Inn-Georgetown-Penang.jpg, Hostel located in Love Lane in the heritage zone of Georgetown
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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Backpacker Hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown, offering tours and bicycle renting
Red Inn
Hostel located in Love Lane in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Things to do & see
Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)
Hill system with hill resort (highest point 833m above sea level) about 6km from city centre of Georgetown. Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill is 735m above sea level. ... more
Khoo Kongsi
The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall ... more