Faces of
Malaysia
Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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.

Taman Negara, Malaysia

Boat Ride to Taman Negara, Taman Negara

The scenic 2.5 h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara Headquarters) makes the trip to the park itself a highlight.

Orang Asli Village, Taman Negara

A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people.

Canopy Walk, Taman Negara

Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground

Bukit Teresek, Taman Negara

Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park

Kuala Tahan, Taman Negara

Kuala Tahan is the small village just opposite the entrance to Taman Negara NP at the other side of Sungai Tembeling river. All accommodations are located here.

Hotels in Taman Negara

Durian Chalet

Family run, outside of the village with basic chalets, the place to stay if you want a quiet place to get away from it all.

Liana Hostel

Hostel in Kampung Kuala Tahan near the jetty in a scenic location overlooking the river.

Attractions

Orang Asli Village, Taman Negara

A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people.

Bukit Teresek, Taman Negara

Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park