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.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Cherating, Malaysia

Cherating Cottage

address: 1/100, Kg. Cherating Lama, (Cultural Village), 26080 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Rooms and bungalows with balconies and good views, could use a renovation though. on-site restaurant with Asian and Italian kitchen

Cherating Cottage contact information

phone: +609-581 9273
website

Cherating Cottage prices / booking

bungalows RM40 - RM50 (Fan)
rooms in travellers longhouse: RM20 - RM30 (Fan)
rooms in family bungalows: RM80 - RM100 (Air-con & TV)

all with attached bathroom

Price Range

Hotels in Cherating

Mata Hari

nice bungalows/chalets in a nice setting a bit off the beach

Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel

chalets right at the beach

Attractions

Mangrove River Tour, Cherating

A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes.

Cherating Beach, Cherating

mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right