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.

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.

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Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching Sentral

address: Jalan Kuching Ranger Depot, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia - phone: 082 531 300
Kuching-Sentral-Bus-Terminal.jpg, Newly built (2012) massive long-distance express bus terminal in Kuching
Newly built (2012) massive long-distance express bus terminal in Kuching

Destinations:
Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Pontianak (Indonesia) and other places

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Hotels in in Kuching
HOSTELS
in Kuching
Threehouse B & B
In the heart of old China Town Kuching Sarawak, eastern Malaysia, on the Island of Borneo, you will find ThreeHouse Bed & Breakfast.
B & B Inn
located in the city centre, one of the longest running hostels in Kuching
Things to do & see
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village is tucked away on the foothills of Mount Santubong at Damai Beach, 35 km north from Kuching. It is also known as a living museum. ... more
Sarawak Museum
Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission. ... more
Things to do & see
Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur
Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake). ... more

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
The gardens by the bay is a new park (opened in June 2012) on recclaimed land just behind Marina Bay Sands including the amazing architectural structures of the 50m high solar-powered "supertrees". ... more