Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Melaka, Malaysia

Oriental Riverside Residence

Guesthouse located in old Chinatown with the back facing the Melaka River

Roof Top Guest House and Hostel Melaka

Hostel / Guesthouse in the heritage zone of Melaka with a roof-top area

Jalan-Jalan Emas

Guesthouse in charming Jalan Tukang Emas, also called Harmony Street, in Chinatown

River View Guest House

Guest House located in the heritage zone of Melaka facing the Melaka River

Apa Kaba Home&Stay

Homestay / Guesthouse in a village (kampung) area, 5min away from the heritage zone

Jalan-Jalan Besi

Guesthouse / Hostel in old Chinatown run by the same management as nearby Jalan-Jalan Emas

Tidur Tidur Guesthouse and Hostel

Budget Guesthouse in the back of an design studio in the heritage zone of Melaka

Ringo’s Foyer Guest House

Guesthouse located right next to historical Chinatown of Melaka

Tony’s Guesthouse

Guesthouse within a short walking distance to historical Chinatown, all rooms with windows, some with balconies

Voyage Guest House

Guesthouse located in the heart of Chinatown

Sayang-Sayang Guest House

Youth Hostel located right at the centre of Chinatown facing the Melaka River

Majestic Hotel Melaka

Boutique heritage hotel close to Melaka River and Kampung Morten, north of the town center

Cyclamen Cottage

Hotel in a colonial architectural style building villa built in 1937 located a few minutes north of the city center

Old Town Guesthouse

family-run guesthouse located near near historical Bukit Cina

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Hotels in Melaka

Tidur Tidur Guesthouse and Hostel

Budget Guesthouse in the back of an design studio in the heritage zone of Melaka

Majestic Hotel Melaka

Boutique heritage hotel close to Melaka River and Kampung Morten, north of the town center

Attractions

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka

Cheng Hoon Teng is the oldest traditional Chinese temple (Taoist temple) in Malaysia. The temple was built in 1645 (and extented in 1704 and 1801) and served as the main place of worship for the Hokkien community.

Church of St. Francis Xavier, Melaka

Neo-Gothic Catholic church on Jalan Laksaman in the historical city center. The Church was built in 1856 by the Paris Foreign Missionary in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary.