Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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.

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

Watercolours Paradise Resort

affordable chalets on the big island (Pulau Perhentian Besar) with a dive centre

Coral View Island Resort

Resort on the big island strategically located between 2 beaches

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