Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

Taman Negara, Malaysia

Kuala Tembeling Jetty, Taman Negara

The jetty in Kuala Tembeling is the starting point for the 3h boat ride to Taman Negara

Hotels in Taman Negara

Mutiara Taman Negara Resort

Upscale Resort, only accommodation at the National Park side of the river, some of the walking trails start here

Agoh Chalet

Budget Accommodation in Kuala Tahan near the jetty

Attractions

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.