Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Rubber Tapping

Amazing places to vitually walk, ride and swim in Malaysia

Google is sending their street view cams to most unlikely places. Here is a list of cool places to visit in Malaysia without (before) getting your feet wet and dirty

Canopy Walk, Taman Negara
walking along one of the longest canopy walks in the world. Find out more about the Canopy Walk here image: Google Street View
 

Langkawi Cable Car
virtual ride on the roof of the cable car. Find out more about the Cable Car hereimage: Google Street View
 

Sky Bridge, Langkawi
After you took the cable car, you might as well do a virtual walk on the SkyBrigde image: Google Street View

Genting Bay, off Tioman Island
How about a dive along the the corals of Genting Bay near Pulau Tioman? image: Google Street View

Mount Kinabalu
After the coral dive you can continue with hiking up to the highest mountain in Southeast Asia in Sabah (Borneo). Find out more about the Kinabalu National Park here image: Google Street View
 

Mangroves of Pulau Langkawi
Back to Peninsula Malaysia we continue with a cruise through the Mangrove forest of Langkawi Island. image: Google Street View