Faces of
Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

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.

Langkawi, Malaysia

Malibest Resort

address: Malibest Resort, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Tel: 04-955 8222, 955 8202, Fax: 04-955 2822, Email: malibestlgk@yahoo.com.my
nice Budget Resort on Cenang Beach, RM 100 - RM 230 (Chalets). They also have really lovely treetop chalets (RM180, RM230) but you need to book in advance to get them, on-site indian restaurant

Malibest Resort contact information

phone: 04-9558222 / 9558202
website

Malibest Resort prices / booking

Treetop Chalet (1 Unit) RM 230
Treetop Chalets (4 Units) RM 180
Superior (Double Queen Size) RM150-180
Family (with bunk beds) RM 140
Super Deluxe (RM130)
Deluxe (brick/wood) RM120
Standard (across the road) RM120

though ask for promotion rates if you stay a few nights. I paid RM100 for staying 4 nights in January 2008

Price Range

Hotels in Langkawi

Langkawi Dormitorio

Backpacker accommodation at Pantai Cenang

Kedawang Beach Inn

Friendly accommodation with guest kitchen on northern end of Tengah Beach (right south of Cenang Beach), RM70- RM110

Attractions

Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach), Langkawi

This wide and long beach is the most popular beach on the island and the center of Langkawi's tourism infrastructure. It is a lively place also at night with various bars and restaurants.

Koh Lipe, Langkawi

Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi