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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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Tioman, Malaysia

Tekek beach

address: Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia
Tekek beach, beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island
beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island

This is where you arrived on Pulau Tioman whether you come in by boat from Tioman or by airplane. Most developed but no necessarily the most charming part (a lot of concrete and construction) of the island.

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Hotels in in Tioman
HOSTELS
in Tioman
Ella’s Place
accommodation on Salang Beach, RM40 - RM120
Seri Bungur Beach Chalet (Mokhtar’s Place)
accommodation on ABC beach, RM30 - RM100
Things to do & see
ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang)
popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach ... more
Paya Beach
quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman ... more
Things to do & see
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang
Mansion built by Cheong Fatt Tze at the end of 19th Century has 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases & 220 vernacular timber louvre windows. Received UNESCO Most Excellent Heritage Conservation Award in 2000 ... more

Bukit Cina, Melaka
Bukit Cina (englisch: Chinese Hill) is the largest chinese burial ground outside China. ... more