Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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.

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Tioman, Malaysia

Juara Bay, Tioman

bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.

Salang Beach, Tioman

Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation.

ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang), Tioman

popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach

Tekek beach, Tioman

beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island

Paya Beach, Tioman

quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman

Hotels in in Tioman
HOSTELS
in Tioman
Tioman Paya Resort
accommodation on Paya Beach
Swiss Cottage
accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM65 - RM140
Attractions