Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Pulau Redang, Malaysia

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

Pulau Redang, coral pieces on the beach
Pulau Redang
coral pieces on the beach
Pulau Redang, bay behind Laguna Redang Resort
Pulau Redang
bay behind Laguna Redang Resort


Excellent alternative online resources:

Wikipidia:Pulau Redang



How to get to Redang Island

Pulau Redang can be reached by plane from KL or Singapore or more budget-friendly by boat from Merang or Kuala Terengganu. Kuala Terengganu can easily be reached from any major town by bus or from Kuala Lumpur by plane and is worth a one or two night stopover on the way to or from the island. ... more

Things to Do & See
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Pasir Panjang (Long Beach)
Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here ... more
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Redang Marine Park Centre Pulau Pinang
The Marine Park on Pulau Pinang, a small island just off Redang Island, offers great snorkeling is part of every Redang Snorkeling package ... more

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HOSTELS
Redang-Reef-Resort-Pulau-Redang-Island3.jpg, Resort on Redang's lower end of the budget range located at the southern end of Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) - basic accommodation but excellent location with 2 house reefs just at the door step and great views of Long Beach and to the south
Redang Reef Resort
Hostel, Pulau Redang
Resort on Redang's lower end of the budget range located at the southern end of Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) - basic accommodation but excellent location with 2 house reefs just at the door step and great views of Long Beach and to the south ... more
view-from-sea-Laguna-Redang-Resort-Pulau-Redang-Island2.jpg, biggest and most up-market resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang with swimming pool and hotel-style lobby with bars, restaurants and live bands
Laguna Redang Island Resort
Hostel, Pulau Redang
biggest and most up-market resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang with swimming pool and hotel-style lobby with bars, restaurants and live bands ... more
accommodation-Redang-Beach-Resort-Pulau-Redang-Island2.jpg, Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Redang Island with a lively nightlife - package prices from RM369
Redang Beach Resort
Hostel, Pulau Redang
Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Redang Island with a lively nightlife - package prices from RM369 ... more

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HOSTELS
in Pulau Redang
Redang Holiday Beach Villa
Resort at the northern end of Long Beach with scenic views and secluded bungalows at the top of the rocky hill - prices from RM279 (3D2N package)
Sari Pacifica Resort
Luxury Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang - from RM448 per night