Faces of
Malaysia
Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

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, Long Beach
Perhentian Islands
Long Beach
Perhentian Islands, Flora Bay
Perhentian Islands
Flora Bay

map of Perhentian Islands
map of the two Perhentian Islands
left: Pulau Perhentian Kecil (=small), right: Pulau Perhentian Besar (=big)


Excellent alternative online resources:

Kuala Lumpur - Perhentian Island

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Besut / Jerteh

Ferry to and from Perhentian Islands

Ferry schedule and booking from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Perhentian Besar

Taman Negara - Perhentian Island

How to get from Taman Negara to Perhentian Islands

Things to Do & See

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)

Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)

beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets

Pulau Perhentian Besar

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.

Pulau Perhentian Kecil

The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach.

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Mohsin Chalet & Cayaku Restaurant
Chalets, Perhentian Islands
Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach. ... more
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Panorama Divers
Dive shop at Long Beach on Pulau Perhentian Kecil offering dive courses and snorkel trips. Panorama also has accommodation options and a restaurant. ... more
ACCOMMODATION

Mohsin Chalet & Cayaku Restaurant

Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach.

Lemongrass Chalets & Restaurant

Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Chalets at the southern edge of the Beach

Rock Garden Village

Chalets on the most southern edge of Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil. One of the cheapest option on the Perhentians.

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Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Panorama Chalets and Restaurant

Chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with a good restaurant and a dive shop

Moonlight Chalets

Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecial

Related Flyers / Brochures
Matahari Dive Resort, Pulau Perhentian
brochure Dive Resort on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil including dive sites ... more
Quiver Dive Team, Pulau Perhentian
brochure for the Quiver Dive Team on Long Beach and Coral Bay (Pulau Perhentian Kecil) and at Arwana Resort (Pulau Perhentian Besar) ... more
Mohsin Chalet, Perhentian Island
6-page brochure of Mohsin Chalet and Cayaku Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil (small island) ... more