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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.

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.

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Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade)

Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade), Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade.
Kuching Waterfront
Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade.

price for river crossing: 30sen (RM1 after 10pm)
Hiring a boat (tambang) for a river cruise: around RM30

Links: Kuching Waterfront (official website)


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