Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Tubotel
Budget Hotel, Langkawi
Unique accommodation concept located at its own jetty at the northern end of Pantai Cenang with unspoiled sea views and tubes to sleep in ... more
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Gecko Guesthouse
Hostel, Langkawi
laid-back backpacker guesthouse / hostel with a bar located about 5min walk from Cenang Beach ... more
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Rainbow Lodge
Hostel, Langkawi
3min from Cenang Beach with scenic mountain view, village landscape, quiet and peaceful surrounding and calm atmosphere. In-house restaurant and bar available. ... more
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Crystal Yacht
Crystal Yacht offers sailing yacht cruises around Langkawi and the Andaman Sea ... more
Hotels in in Langkawi
HOSTELS
in Langkawi
Langgura Baron Resort
budget resort on Cenang Beach (RM120 - RM150)
Kedawang Beach Inn
Friendly accommodation with guest kitchen on northern end of Tengah Beach (right south of Cenang Beach), RM70- RM110
Things to do & see
Gunung Raya
highest peak on Langkawi (881m) with spectacular views over the island and even to Thailand when it is clear ... more
Kuah
The main town on Langkawi and the place you arrive per boat from Penang, Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis or from Thailand. ... more