Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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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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
Salang Indah Tioman
accommodation on Salang Beach, RM50 - RM185
Seri Bungur Beach Chalet (Mokhtar’s Place)
accommodation on ABC beach, RM30 - RM100
Things to do & see
Paya Beach
quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman ... more
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