Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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.

Tioman, Malaysia

Salang Pusaka Resort (Khalid’s Place)

address: Salang Beach, Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia - Tel: 019 262 5330, 019 750 5330, 07 799 8337 - Email: sanaalinkservices@yahoo.co.uk
accommodation on Salang Beach, RM45 - RM170

Salang Pusaka Resort (Khalid’s Place) contact information

phone: 019 262 5330, 019 750 5330, 07 799 8337

Salang Pusaka Resort (Khalid’s Place) prices / booking

Chalet 130-200RM, AC, 4-5pax
Chalet 150RM, AC, 3pax
Chalet 70-170RM, AC, 2pax
Chalet 45RM, Fan, 2pax

Price Range

Hotels in Tioman

Babura Seaview Resort

accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM60 - RM170

Mawar Beach Chalets

accommodation on ABC Beach

Attractions

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.

Paya Beach, Tioman

quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman