Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
brochure Dive Resort on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil including dive sites ... more
brochure for the Quiver Dive Team on Long Beach and Coral Bay (Pulau Perhentian Kecil) and at Arwana Resort (Pulau Perhentian Besar) ... more
6-page brochure of Mohsin Chalet and Cayaku Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil (small island) ... more
Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Chempaka Chalets

Chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Butterfly Chalets

basic chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with magnificent views

Attractions

Pulau Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Islands

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.

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