Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Mohsin Chalet & Cayaku Restaurant

Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach.

Perhentian Island Resort

resort on the big island with its own beach

Watercolours Paradise Resort

affordable chalets on the big island (Pulau Perhentian Besar) with a dive centre

The Reef Chalets

chalets on the big island, next to Coral View

Coral View Island Resort

Resort on the big island strategically located between 2 beaches

Fatimah Chalets

Chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Maya Guesthouse

chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with very good value

Senja Bay Resort

Budget Resort on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with good views

Butterfly Chalets

basic chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with magnificent views

Bubu Resort

hotel-style resort on Long Beach, Perhentian Island Kecil

Synfony Village

basic chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Panorama Chalets and Restaurant

Chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with a good restaurant and a dive shop

Moonlight Chalets

Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecial

Chempaka Chalets

Chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Rock Garden Village

Chalets on the most southern edge of Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil. One of the cheapest option on the Perhentians.

Lemongrass Chalets & Restaurant

Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Chalets at the southern edge of the Beach

Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Senja Bay Resort

Budget Resort on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with good views

Bubu Resort

hotel-style resort on Long Beach, Perhentian Island Kecil

Attractions

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang), Perhentian Islands

Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach

Pulau Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Islands

The slightly bigger island offers more expensive resort style accommodation. For family travellers or those who like it more quiet and have an extra Ringgit to spend.