Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

Hawker Stalls in Penang

Exploring Cameron Highlands

There are 13 different paths to discover the Highlands on your own. To fully experience the nature, culture and economy of the area it is recommended to join one of the various tours.

Jungle Walks
Maps of the 13 different tracks around Tanah Rata and Brinchang are widely available. Before you go on a track on your own, let the people at your guest house know which track you will be walking. In case you get lost in the forrest, they can look for you.

The are plenty of tour operators in the Cameron Highlands so the choice is your. The following information is based on the tours provided by Cameron Secrets, who also run Fathers Guesthouse.

Daily Countryside Tour
- Sungai Palas Tea Plantation
- Rose Centre
- Butterfly Garden
- Vegetable Farms
- Market Square
- Sam Poh Buddhist Temple
- Strawberry Farm
- Honey Bea Farm

Mossy Forrest
- drive up to Gunung Brinchang, highest mountain in the highlands
- walk into the Mossy Forest
- Sungai Palas Tea Plantation

Orang Asli Village
- visit of an Orang Asli village

Full Day Discovery Tour
- Gunung Brinchang
- Mossy Forrest
- Sungai Palas Tea Estate
- Orang Asli Village

Rafflesia Tour
- full day tour
- drive to Rafflesia site (Raffllesia is on of the largest flowers in the world)
- jungle trekking
- waterfall
- Orang Asli Village
- Tea Plantation



Rafflesias can be over 100cm in diameter and weigh up to 10kg. It was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the "father of Singapore"