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Malaysia
Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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.

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Tioman, Malaysia

ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang)

address: Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia
ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang), popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach
ABC beach
popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach


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Hotels in in Tioman
HOSTELS
in Tioman
Beach Shack Chalet
accommodation on Juara Bay with a surf school and more activities (Surfing time during wet season: November - February)
Tioman Paya Resort
accommodation on Paya Beach
Things to do & see
ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang)
popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach ... more
Salang Beach
Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation. ... more
Things to do & see
Petaling Street (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown in KL is one of the oldest parts of city. The main attractions is the roofed street market along Petaling Street which is popular for selling for fake branded goods like bags, shoes, clothes and watches. ... more

Central Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah), Kota Bharu
very colourful dry and wet market in the city center ... more