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.

Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

Cherating, Malaysia

Mata Hari

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

Mata Hari contact information

phone: 019-9359420 / 017-9247465

Mata Hari prices / booking

A-Frame: RM20
Bungalow: RM30
Bungalow with bathroom: RM50
Bungalow with bathroom/air-con: RM80

Price Range

Hotels in Cherating

Ranting Beach Resort

pricier accommodation with bungalows at the beach and across the road, on-site restaurant

Cherating Cottage

Rooms and bungalows with balconies and good views, could use a renovation though. on-site restaurant with Asian and Italian kitchen

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