Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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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


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
The Reef Chalets
chalets on the big island, next to Coral View
Watercolours Paradise Resort
affordable chalets on the big island (Pulau Perhentian Besar) with a dive centre
Things to do & see
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
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
Things to do & see
Sarawak Museum, Kuching
Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission. ... more

Big Tree Foot Hawker Centre, Ipoh
Most popular Chinese hawker food center in Ipoh, especially famous for the Yong Tau Foo stall. It is located in Pasir Panjir, just south of the city center. ... more