Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

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

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), Perhentian Islands

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

Pulau Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Islands

The Big (=besar) Island. 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.

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.

Hotels in in Perhentian Islands
HOSTELS
in Perhentian Islands
Watercolours Paradise Resort
affordable chalets on the big island (Pulau Perhentian Besar) with a dive centre
Maya Guesthouse
chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with very good value
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