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.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

Tioman, Malaysia

Johan’s Resort

accommodation on ABC beach, RM15 (dorm) - RM150 (family room)

Johan’s Resort contact information

phone: 09-419 1359, Mohid Jeffril (Resort manager): 019-770 5825, 013-349 0953

Johan’s Resort prices / booking

Family room 150RM, AC, 4pax
Triple room 100RM, AC, 3pax
Double room 100RM, AC, 2pax
Double room 35RM, Fan, 2pax
Dorm 15RM

Price Range

Hotels in Tioman

Ella’s Place

accommodation on Salang Beach, RM40 - RM120

South Pacific Chalets

accommodation on ABC beach, RM40 - RM100

Attractions

Paya Beach, Tioman

quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman

Juara Bay, Tioman

bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.