Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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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 Reef Resort
Resort on Redang's lower end of the budget range located at the southern end of Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) - basic accommodation but excellent location with 2 house reefs just at the door step and great views of Long Beach and to the south
Sari Pacifica Resort
Luxury Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang - from RM448 per night
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
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore
Architecturally unique (durian shaped) Performing arts centre alongside Marina Bay, near the mouth of the Singapore River. It contains a concert hall, theatre, outdoor performing centres and the Esplanade Mall. ... more

Little India Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
KL′s Little India. There is a lot of history to Brickfields as it is one of the pioneer settlements in Kuala Lumpur with a large Indian community, the area along Jalan Tun Sambanthan makes you feel you are in India. ... more