Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

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Pulau Lang Tengah, Malaysia

Pulau Lang Tengah

Pulau Lang Tengah is a small postcard island with only 3 resorts located halfway between Perhentian Island and Pulau Redang.

Pulau Lang Tengah, Tanjung Nibong
Pulau Lang Tengah
Tanjung Nibong
Pulau Lang Tengah, Tanjung Telunjuk
Pulau Lang Tengah
Tanjung Telunjuk

The name Lang Tengah means "eagle in the middle" in Malay and refers to the Location of the island sandwhiches between Perhentian Islands and Redang.
Boats to Lang Tengah leave from the jetty in Merang, about 45min drive north of Kuala Terengganu. The small and open speed boats take about 45min to reach the island from Merang.

Pulau Lang Tengah is not necessarily a destination for backpackers on a budget. The 3 resorts are somewhere in the medium to upper price range. However, for volunteers who want to help at Lang Tengah Turtle Watch project at turtle bay, discounted open air beds and experiences are available. Besides that Lang Tengah can't compete with the beaches and snorkel spots of it's neighbours Redang and Perhentian island, but it makes up in privacy and seclusion and some truly gorgeous views.

map Pulau Lang Tengah Island
map of Pulau Lang Tengah with resorts and dive spots

Tanjung Nibong
Tanjung Nibong
view of the full width of the Pulau Lang Tengah at the northern tip of the island


Tanjung Telunjuk
Tanjung Telunjuk
the southern tip of the island with east wing of D'Lagoon resort on the left


Batu Kucing
Batu Kucing
(malay: cat rock), beautiful lookout rock past Turtle bay with this wonderful view of the bay and across to Pulau Redang


D'Coconut Resort - East Wing
D'Lagoon Resort
the eastwing of the resort, in the evening you can join the staff und members of the turtle conservation crew for a game of beach volleyball


Summer Bay
jetty at Summer Bay Resort
straight ahead: Summer Bay Resort (popular with Chinese tourists), further to the right of the beach: Sari Pacifica Resort


Summer Bay
view from beach at Summer Bay Resort
in the distant you can see the Perhentian Islands



Excellent alternative online resources:

Wikipidia:Pulau Lang Tengah



Beaches on Pulau Lang Tengah

Beaches on Pulau Lang Tengah

All beaches Pulau Lang Tengah are in the south and west part of the island (facing the mainland and Pulau Perhentian). ... more

Accommodation on Pulau Lang Tengah

Accommodation on Pulau Lang Tengah

The small island only has 3 operating resorts: Summer Bay, Sari Pacifica and D'Coconut. Another resorts currently abandoned. ... more

Things to Do & See
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Batu Kucing
Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views ... more

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	Resort with own beach and 2 wings. The West wing is more luxurious and has a swimming pool. Room Rates RM200 - RM600</p>
D’coconut Lagoon
Hostel, Pulau Lang Tengah

Resort with own beach and 2 wings. The West wing is more luxurious and has a swimming pool. Room Rates RM200 - RM600

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	Resort on Pulau Lang Tengah with large swimming pool and bar. Room Rates RM500 - RM1000</p>
Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort
Hostel, Pulau Lang Tengah

Resort on Pulau Lang Tengah with large swimming pool and bar. Room Rates RM500 - RM1000

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	The east wing is the slightly more affordable option of D'Coconut Lagoon Resort</p>
D’Coconut Lagoon Resort - East Wing
Hostel, Pulau Lang Tengah

The east wing is the slightly more affordable option of D'Coconut Lagoon Resort

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HOSTELS
in Pulau Lang Tengah
Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort

Resort on Pulau Lang Tengah with large swimming pool and bar. Room Rates RM500 - RM1000

D’coconut Lagoon

Resort with own beach and 2 wings. The West wing is more luxurious and has a swimming pool. Room Rates RM200 - RM600