Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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, Malaysia

BackHome

address: 30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
back-home-hostel-kuala-lumpur.jpg, Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown
Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown

BackHome contact information

phone: +603 2022 0788
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BackHome prices / booking

Double - RM110
Triple - RM150
4-bed Female Dorm - RM46
4-bed Mixed Dorm - RM46
6-bed Mixed Dorm - RM40
8-bed Mixed Dorm - RM40

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Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Raizzy’s Guesthouse

Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown right next to to the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple

Matahari Lodge

Hostel / Guesthouse located just across Central Market, near Chinatown

Attractions

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, Kuala Lumpur

Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators

KL City Walk, Kuala Lumpur

Pedestrian strip mall with fashion boutiques, bistros, cafes, signature culinary and service retailers. KL city walk is located along a 500m long strip between Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Pinang, near the Twin Towers.