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.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Pulau Redang, Malaysia

Pasir Panjang (Long Beach)

address: Pulau Redang, Terengganu
Pasir-Panjang-Long-Beach-Pulau-Redang-Island.jpg, Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here
view from the northern end of the beach
Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here

Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) is a wide fine sand beach with snorkel opportunities right of the beach along the rocks at the northern and southern end and the peninsula in the middle. Even though the beach is flocked by plenty of resorts, it is quiet during the day as most tourists are on snorkel or dive trips. The southern part of the beach is more lively than the northern part.


Resorts on Long Beach (from north to south):

Long Beach commuter boat
boat bringing tourists from the beach to the jetty (boat in the background) as the beach doesn't have an dedicated jetty


Laguna Redang Island Resort
southern part of the beach with Laguna Redang Island Resort


Redang Beach Resort
chilling in front of Redang Beach Resort which is the most happening resort at night along the beach


fine sand beach
view towards outlying islands of Pulau Paku Besar and Pulau Lima


Long Beach
the wide fine sand beach (view in front of Redang Bay Resort towards the northern end)



Hotels in in Pulau Redang
HOSTELS
in Pulau Redang
Redang Holiday Beach Villa
Resort at the northern end of Long Beach with scenic views and secluded bungalows at the top of the rocky hill - prices from RM279 (3D2N package)
Redang Bay Resort
Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang which also offers a Dorm option - 3D2N snorkeling package from RM368
Things to do & see
Redang Marine Park Centre Pulau Pinang
The Marine Park on Pulau Pinang, a small island just off Redang Island, offers great snorkeling is part of every Redang Snorkeling package ... more
Pasir Panjang (Long Beach)
Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here ... more
Things to do & see
Butterfly Farm, Cameron Highlands
The Butterfly Farm is located around the Kea Farm area north of Brinchang (town north of Tanah Ratah) showing, besides butterflies, a wide variety of plants, flowers, insects and reptiles. Best to to visit with an experienced guide otherwise you miss a lot of interesting things. ... more

Little India & Kapitan Keling Mosque, Penang
Small Indian enclave in Georgetown where you can find shops, food, temples and the Kapitan Keling Mosque. ... more