Faces of
Malaysia
Singapore

Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. At 704.0 sqkm (272 square miles), it is one of the few city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

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.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Travellers’ Light Backpackers Lodge

Hostel in the city center facing the hill and city forest

Akinabalu Youth Hostel

youth hostel in the centre of Kota Kinabalu

North Borneo Cabin

Guesthouse in the center of Kota Kinabalu

masada backpacker

Backpacker hostel in Kota Kinabalu

The Lavender Lodge

Located in the central commercial district of the city

Borneo Backpackers

Hostel in the southern part of KK city center

D’Villa Rina Ria Lodge

Guesthouse located 500m away from Kinabalu National Park (location of Mount Kinabalu), 1.5h drive from Kota Kinabalu

Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Accommodation located about 3km away from Kinabalu National Park

Borneo Beachouse (Backpackers)

Guesthouse located within walking distance of Tanjung Aru Beach

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Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

Borneo Backpackers

Hostel in the southern part of KK city center

Borneo Beachouse (Backpackers)

Guesthouse located within walking distance of Tanjung Aru Beach

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