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Malaysia
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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Pulau Lang Tengah, Malaysia

Pulau Lang Tengah

Pulau Lang Tengah is a small postcard island with only 3 resorts located halfway between Perhentian Island and Pulau Redang.

Pulau Lang Tengah, map
Pulau Lang Tengah
map
Pulau Lang Tengah, Beach
Pulau Lang Tengah
Beach

The name Lang Tengah means "eagle in the middle" in Malay and refers to the Location of the island sandwhiches between Perhentian Islands and Redang.
Boats to Lang Tengah leave from the jetty in Merang, about 45min drive north of Kuala Terengganu. The small and open speed boats take about 45min to reach the island from Merang.

Pulau Lang Tengah is not necessarily a destination for backpackers on a budget. The 3 resorts are somewhere in the medium to upper price range. However, for volunteers who want to help at Lang Tengah Turtle Watch project at turtle bay, discounted open air beds and experiences are available. Besides that Lang Tengah can't compete with the beaches and snorkel spots of it's neighbours Redang and Perhentian island, but it makes up in privacy and seclusion and some truly gorgeous views.

map Pulau Lang Tengah Island
map of Pulau Lang Tengah with resorts and dive spots

Tanjung Nibong
Tanjung Nibong
view of the full width of the Pulau Lang Tengah at the northern tip of the island


Tanjung Telunjuk
Tanjung Telunjuk
the southern tip of the island with east wing of D'Lagoon resort on the left


Batu Kucing
Batu Kucing
(malay: cat rock), beautiful lookout rock past Turtle bay with this wonderful view of the bay and across to Pulau Redang


D'Coconut Resort - East Wing
D'Lagoon Resort
the eastwing of the resort, in the evening you can join the staff und members of the turtle conservation crew for a game of beach volleyball


Summer Bay
jetty at Summer Bay Resort
straight ahead: Summer Bay Resort (popular with Chinese tourists), further to the right of the beach: Sari Pacifica Resort


Summer Bay
view from beach at Summer Bay Resort
in the distant you can see the Perhentian Islands


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Beaches on Pulau Lang Tengah

All beaches Pulau Lang Tengah are in the south and west part of the island (facing the mainland and Pulau Perhentian).

Accommodation on Pulau Lang Tengah

The small island only has 3 operating resorts: Summer Bay, Sari Pacifica and D'Coconut. Another resorts currently abandoned.

Things to Do & See

Batu Kucing

Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views

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	Resort with own beach and 2 wings. The West wing is more luxurious and has a swimming pool. Room Rates RM200 - RM600</p>
D’coconut Lagoon
Hostel, Pulau Lang Tengah

Resort with own beach and 2 wings. The West wing is more luxurious and has a swimming pool. Room Rates RM200 - RM600

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	Resort on Pulau Lang Tengah with large swimming pool and bar. Room Rates RM500 - RM1000</p>
Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort
Hostel, Pulau Lang Tengah

Resort on Pulau Lang Tengah with large swimming pool and bar. Room Rates RM500 - RM1000

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	The east wing is the slightly more affordable option of D'Coconut Lagoon Resort</p>
D’Coconut Lagoon Resort - East Wing
Hostel, Pulau Lang Tengah

The east wing is the slightly more affordable option of D'Coconut Lagoon Resort

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D’Coconut Lagoon Resort - East Wing

The east wing is the slightly more affordable option of D'Coconut Lagoon Resort

D’coconut Lagoon

Resort with own beach and 2 wings. The West wing is more luxurious and has a swimming pool. Room Rates RM200 - RM600