Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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.

Book Hostels Online Now
Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)

address: West Coast, Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), Smaller Beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets
Coral Bay view
Smaller Beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets


Add Comment
blog comments powered by Disqus
Related Places
Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)
Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach ... more
Hotels in in Perhentian Islands
HOSTELS
in Perhentian Islands
Bubu Resort
hotel-style resort on Long Beach, Perhentian Island Kecil
Coral View Island Resort
Resort on the big island strategically located between 2 beaches
Things to do & see
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach. ... more
Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)
Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach ... more
Things to do & see
Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Oldest malay residential area in KL with still authentic traditional Malay wooden houses and the the backdrop of the close-by downtown skyline ... more

Sky Bar, Kuala Lumpur
Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC. ... more