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.

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.

Cherating, Malaysia

Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel

address: Kampung Cherating Lam, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
chalets right at the beach

Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel contact information

phone: 012-9899532 / 019-9496060

Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel prices / booking

Family Room (2 doubled bed, aircon): RM150-RM200
Chalet (1 double bed, aircon): RM80-RM150
Chalet (Fan): RM60
(mostly with TV)

Price Range

Hotels in Cherating

Cherating Cottage

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

Mata Hari

nice bungalows/chalets in a nice setting a bit off 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