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.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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

Maznah Guest House

chalets/bungalows off the beach

Mata Hari

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

Attractions

Cherating Beach, Cherating

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

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.