Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Gunung Brinchang

address: 12km north-west of Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Gunung Brinchang, highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands, accessible with 4-wheel drive on the highest road in Peninsular Malaysia
highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands, accessible with 4-wheel drive on the highest road in Peninsular Malaysia

The peak can also be reached on 12km walk from Brinchang.



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Hotels in in Cameron Highlands
HOSTELS
in Cameron Highlands
Cameronian Inn Guesthouse
Guesthouse in Tanah Ratah, RM10 - RM100
MNS-BOH Field Study Centry
The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has 3 wooden houses up on the hills in the estate and that you can rent out. It′s about 2km past the BOH Tea Factory. They have chalets which are 4 units in a long-house.
Things to do & see
Rose Centre
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Tanah Rata
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