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.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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Cherating, Malaysia
Riverside Holiday Resort
accommodation near the river with on-site restaurant and live music club (Little Bali) ... more
Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel
chalets right at the beach ... more
Ranting Beach Resort
pricier accommodation with bungalows at the beach and across the road, on-site restaurant ... more
Maznah Guest House
chalets/bungalows off the beach ... more
Mata Hari
nice bungalows/chalets in a nice setting a bit off the beach ... more
Cherating Cottage
Rooms and bungalows with balconies and good views, could use a renovation though. on-site restaurant with Asian and Italian kitchen ... more
Payung Guest House
well-maintained and inexpensive chalets with a good atmosphere near the river (less than 5min walk to the beach).try to stay here if there is availability ... more
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in Cherating
Riverside Holiday Resort
accommodation near the river with on-site restaurant and live music club (Little Bali)
Ranting Beach Resort
pricier accommodation with bungalows at the beach and across the road, on-site restaurant
Things to do & see
Mangrove River Tour
A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes. ... more
Cherating Beach
mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right ... more