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.

Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Tioman, Malaysia

Sophie Resort and Dive

address: Kampung Tekek, Pulau Tioman, 26807 Pahang DM, Malaysia
accommodation on Tekek Beach

Sophie Resort and Dive contact information

Sophie Resort and Dive prices / booking

Price Range

Hotels in Tioman

Salang Indah Tioman

accommodation on Salang Beach, RM50 - RM185

Nora’s Chalets

accommodation on Salang Beach, RM30 - RM70

Attractions

Paya Beach, Tioman

quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman

Salang Beach, Tioman

Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation.