Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Cherating, Malaysia

Riverside Holiday Resort

accommodation near the river with on-site restaurant and live music club (Little Bali)

Riverside 3 Point Beach Motel

chalets right at the beach

Ranting Beach Resort

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

Maznah Guest House

chalets/bungalows off the beach

Mata Hari

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

Cherating Cottage

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

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

Hotels in Cherating

Mata Hari

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

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