Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Panorama Divers

address: Panorama Chalet, Kg Pulau Perhentian, Kuala Besut, 22300 Terengganu, Malaysia - Email: panoramadiver@hotmail.com
Panorama-Diver-Pulau-Perhentian.jpg, Dive shop at Long Beach on Pulau Perhentian Kecil offering dive courses and snorkel trips. Panorama also has accommodation options and a restaurant.
Dive shop at Long Beach on Pulau Perhentian Kecil offering dive courses and snorkel trips. Panorama also has accommodation options and a restaurant.

Accommodation
Panorama also offers accommodation. For more information on Panorama Chalets click here.


Open Water Course and Room Package
5 Days 4 Nights

  Single Twin
fan room RM1150 RM1050
fan room with shared bathroom RM1010 RM980
a/c room RM1200 RM1100
a/c room with shared bathroom RM1050

RM1000

 

package includes:

  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • all diving equipment
  • free panorama diver t-shirt
  • free internet

for return boat transfer (Kuala Besut - Long Beach - Kuala Besut) add-on RM60 per person.


for more snorkel and dive room package options click here

Links:

Panorama Diver website
facebook page


Video Introduction:

map and location of Panorama Divers



Hotels in in Perhentian Islands
HOSTELS
in Perhentian Islands
Bubu Resort
hotel-style resort on Long Beach, Perhentian Island Kecil
Rock Garden Village
Chalets on the most southern edge of Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil. One of the cheapest option on the Perhentians.
Things to do & see
Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)
Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach ... more
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach. ... more
Things to do & see
Chinatown Melaka, Melaka
Melaka`s chinatown within the historical city has a very peaceful atmosphere with its narrow streets, especially so at night. ... more

Menara KL (KL Tower), Kuala Lumpur
Menara KL or KL Tower, with a height of 421m, is the 7th tallest tower in the world. As it is built on hill, the observation decks offers higher ground than the Twin Towers and the best views in town. ... more