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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.

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.

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Rock-climbing at Batu Caves

address: Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
Rock-climbing at Batu Caves, You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses.
You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses.

Best way to get there is by taxi which is around RM 12 from the city center (20 min drive if there is no traffic jam). Make sure the taxi driver drops you at the climbing walls and not at the hindu temple or you have to walk quite a bit.

Links: Climbasia guide
Nomad Adventure
Wira Adventure

Map of climbing spots

Routes:
North Side Batu Caves:
Damai Wall - 30 routes
Red Rocks - 10 routes
White Wall - 16 routes

East Side Batu Caves:
Volleyball Court - 13 routes

North-East Side Batu Caves
Nyamuk Wall - 51 routes

South Side Batu Caves (the right of the Temple):
Comic Wall - 15 routes
Roadshow Wall - 8 routes
Nanyang Wall - 26 routes

Public buses (about 40min to get there):
Intrakota Bus No.11
from central market, alight at the Hindu Temple. For access to Comic Wall, Roadshow and Nanyang Wall

Intrakota Bus No.42
from central market, goes to Bolton Industrial Park. For access to Volleyball Court and Nyamuk Wall.

Intrakota Bus No.14
from Central Market until last stop (Pingiran Batu Caves). For access to Damai Wall, White Wall and Red Rocks

Intrakota Bus No.41
from LOT 10 Shopping Mall until last stop (Pingiran Batu Caves). For access to Damai Wall, White Wall and Red Rocks


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