Faces of
Malaysia
Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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.

Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

Gunung Mulu National Park, pinnacles
Gunung Mulu National Park
pinnacles
Gunung Mulu National Park, Abraham Lincoln profile at cave entrance
Gunung Mulu National Park
Abraham Lincoln profile at cave entrance

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ACCOMMODATION

Benarat Lodge

Benarat Lodge is a budget accommodation / guesthouse located just across the Melinau river from Mulu Rainforest Resort

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Hotels in Gunung Mulu National Park

Benarat Lodge

Benarat Lodge is a budget accommodation / guesthouse located just across the Melinau river from Mulu Rainforest Resort