Faces of
Malaysia
Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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.

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Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

Accommodation on Pulau Lang Tengah

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

D'Coconut Resort

This resort has two separate wings located on their own almost private beaches. It takes about 5 - 7min to walk between the two wings. The West Wing is slightly newer and pricier than the East Wing. The jetty and snorkel tour boats arrive and depart at the East Wings. Both wings have a restaurant and a pool.

 

D'Coconut Resort - East Wing

D'Coconut East Wing
the east wings with its own beach, the boats depart and arrive here


D'Coconut East Wing
the pool at the east wing

 

D'Coconut Resort - West Wing

seaview, dcoconut resort, west wing
sea view from deluxe rooms at the west wing, below are the Cabana huts, the most expensive option at D'Coconut



the infinity pool at the west wing
 

Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa Lang Tengah Island

Sari Pacifica Resort shares a beach with Summer Bay Resort and comprises of bungalows and a pool and a lush and peaceful resort layout. The jetty in front of the resort is a great spot to watch the small black-tip reef sharks. At the time of visit Sari Pacifa seemed to be popular with western travellers.

beach view, Sari Pacifica Resort
beach in front of Sari Pacifica


pool, Sari Pacifica Resort
the pool and some of the bungalows in the background

 

Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort

Summer Bay is the last resort of the island (looking south to north). All rooms are in hotel-style buildings. The main building also a restaurant and bar and entertainment (karaoke, live music). This seems to make it popular with tourists from mainland China.

beach, Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort
beach in front of Summer Bay Resort


pool, Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort
the pool and the pool-facing rooms