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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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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).

beach at Summer Bay
beach in front of Summery Bay Resort (at the back) and Sari Pacifica Resort
photo taken from the rocks near the Blue Coral snorkel and dive spot, looking north

beach
beach between Blue Coral and the West Wing of D'Coconut Resort
there is an abandon resort here at the time of visit (2016) and the only non-resort restorant (Warung Dewati)

West Wing, DCoconut Resort
beach in front of West Wing, D'Coconut Resort
beautiful beach but with lots of dead corals

 

East Wing, DCoconut
beach in front of East Wing, D'Coconut Resort
small fine sand beach with a beach volleyball court, snorkel trips from D'Coconut Resort depart and arrive from here

 


Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay
Beach between the East Wing of D'Coconut Resort and the Batu Kucing look point, Turtle Bay is home to the Lang Tengah Turtle Watch Project, a camp at the beach safeguarding the nesting population of the turtles

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