Faces of
Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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Perhentian Islands, 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.

Perhentian Islands, storm clouds
Perhentian Islands
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Perhentian Islands, jetty in Kuala Besut on the mainland
Perhentian Islands
jetty in Kuala Besut on the mainland

Excellent alternative online resources:

Kuala Lumpur - Perhentian Island

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Besut / Jerteh ... more

Ferry to and from Perhentian Islands

Ferry to and from Perhentian Islands

Ferry schedule and booking from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Perhentian Besar ... more

Taman Negara - Perhentian Island

Taman Negara - Perhentian Island

How to get from Taman Negara to Perhentian Islands ... more

Things to Do & See
Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)
Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach ... more
Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)
Smaller Beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets ... more
Pulau Perhentian Besar
The Big (=besar) Island. The slightly bigger island offers more expensive resort style accommodation. For family travellers or those who like it more quiet and have an extra Ringgit to spend. ... more

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Mohsin Chalet & Cayaku Restaurant
Chalets, Perhentian Islands
Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach. ... more
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Panorama Divers
Dive shop at Long Beach on Pulau Perhentian Kecil offering dive courses and snorkel trips. Panorama also has accommodation options and a restaurant. ... more
HOSTELS
perhentian-mohsin-bungalow2.jpg, Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach.
Mohsin Chalet & Cayaku Restaurant
Chalets, Perhentian Islands
Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach. ... more
Lemongrass Chalets & Restaurant
Chalets, Perhentian Islands
Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Chalets at the southern edge of the Beach ... more
Rock Garden Village
Budget Hotel, Perhentian Islands
Chalets on the most southern edge of Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil. One of the cheapest option on the Perhentians. ... more

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Hotels in in Perhentian Islands
HOSTELS
in Perhentian Islands
Maya Guesthouse
chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with very good value
The Reef Chalets
chalets on the big island, next to Coral View
Related Flyers / Brochures
Matahari Dive Resort, Pulau Perhentian
brochure Dive Resort on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil including dive sites ... more
Quiver Dive Team, Pulau Perhentian
brochure for the Quiver Dive Team on Long Beach and Coral Bay (Pulau Perhentian Kecil) and at Arwana Resort (Pulau Perhentian Besar) ... more
Mohsin Chalet, Perhentian Island
6-page brochure of Mohsin Chalet and Cayaku Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil (small island) ... more