Faces of
Malaysia
Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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.

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Tioman, Malaysia
Juara Bay
bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island. ... more
Salang Beach
Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation. ... more
ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang)
popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach ... more
Tekek beach
beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island ... more
Paya Beach
quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman ... more
Hotels in in Tioman
HOSTELS
in Tioman
Seri Bungur Beach Chalet (Mokhtar’s Place)
accommodation on ABC beach, RM30 - RM100
Nazri Beach Cabanas
accommodation on ABC Beach
Things to do & see
ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang)
popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach ... more
Salang Beach
Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation. ... more