Faces of
Malaysia
Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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

Perhentian Island Resort

resort on the big island with its own beach

Maya Guesthouse

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

Attractions

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), Perhentian Islands

beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets

Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands

The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach.