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Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.


Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

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School Holidays

During school holidays popular attractions and family oriented destinations like Langkawi or Cameron Highlands can get very busy, so it is good to know when are the school holidays when planning your trip in Malaysia.

Kumpulan A
(Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu)
= statest that have Friday and Saturday as their weekend

Kumpulan B
(Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perlis, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor)
= statest that have Saturday and sunday  as their weekend


When are school holidays in Malaysia in 2018?

15 Feb - 19 Feb Chinese New Year Holidays Kumpulan A and B

16 March  - 24 March
Term 1 Holidays Kumpulan A
17 March  - 25 March Term 1 Holidays Kumpulan B
28 May - 1 June Harvest Festival Holidays Sabah and Labuan
30 May - 1 June Gawai Holidays Sarawak
8 June - 23 June Mid-Term Holidays Kumpulan A
9 June - 24 June Mid-Term Holidays Kumpulan B
17 Aug - 25 Aug
Term 2 Holidays
Kumpulan A
18 Aug - 26 Aug Term 2 Holidays Kumpulan B
4 Nov - 6 Nov Deepavali Holidays Kumpulan A
5 Nov - 67 Nov    Kumpulan B
except Sabah, Sarawak
and Labuan
23 Nov - 31 Dec Year End Holidays Kumpulan A
24 Nov - 31 Dec Year End Holidays Kumpulan B

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Malay pupils in their school uniforms

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School Calendar of Ministry of Education Malaysia


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