Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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Tioman, Malaysia

Juara Bay

Juara Bay, bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.
Juara Bay (photo: D.Oel)
bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.


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Hotels in in Tioman
HOSTELS
in Tioman
Coral Reef Holidays
accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM55 - RM300
Johan’s Resort
accommodation on ABC beach, RM15 (dorm) - RM150 (family room)
Things to do & see
Juara Bay
bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island. ... more
Paya Beach
quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman ... more
Things to do & see
Paya Beach, Tioman
quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman ... more

Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands
highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands, accessible with 4-wheel drive on the highest road in Peninsular Malaysia ... more