Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)

address: East coast, Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Long Beach (Pasir Panjang), Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach
looking north along Long Beach
Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach


Related Places
Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)
Smaller Beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets ... more
Hotels in in Perhentian Islands
HOSTELS
in Perhentian Islands
Senja Bay Resort
Budget Resort on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with good views
Chempaka Chalets
Chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Things to do & see
Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)
Smaller Beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets ... more
Pulau Perhentian Besar
The Big (=besar) Island. The slightly bigger island offers more expensive resort style accommodation. For family travellers or those who like it more quiet and have an extra Ringgit to spend. ... more
Things to do & see
Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach), Langkawi
This wide and long beach is the most popular beach on the island and the center of Langkawi's tourism infrastructure. It is a lively place also at night with various bars and restaurants. ... more

The Paddock, Fraser's Hill
The Paddock offers and family frienly facility that offers horseback riding and archery. ... more