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.

Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

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Kuantan, Malaysia

Beserah Fishing Village

address: Kampung Nelayan Beserah / Kampung Rumbia, 26100 Pahang, Malaysia
Beserah-Fishing-Village-Kampung-Nelayan-Beserah-Kuantan.jpg, Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times.
wooden Chinese shophouses
Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times.

The village still has the charme of the old times with Kampung houses, wooden shop-houses, coconut trees and fishing barns. The villages is fronted by a long fine sand beach. A famous local food specialty is Mee Chalong.

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fishing barn
abandoned fishing barn


beach
the beach on a rainy monsoon day in February


path leading up to the beach
path leading up to the beach


palm trees
one of those tranquil scenes that reward you for coming to Kampung Beserah


seafood shop
inside a shop selling seafood products like fresh fish, dried squid and Keropok



Hotels in in Kuantan
HOSTELS
in Kuantan
Kuantan Backpackers
backpacker hostel in the city center of Kuantan
Things to do & see
Teluk Chempedak (TC) Beach
Teluk Chempedak, also called TC, is a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea, one of the main attractions of Kuantan ... more
Beserah Fishing Village
Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times. ... more
Things to do & see
Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur
Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area. ... more

Melaka River Cruise, Melaka
The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka. ... more