Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

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Ferry to and from Perhentian Islands

Ferry schedule and booking from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Perhentian Besar
jetty in Kuala Besut with speed boats
  • Mainland departure point is Kuala Besut
  • Boat ticket fare is RM35 (one-way) or RM70 (return ticket / round trip) per person
  • Transport is in small open-air speed boat (be prepared for a fun and bumpy ride)
  • Departure Times from Kuala Besut: 9am to 4.30am
  • Depaurt Times from Perhentian Islands: 8am, 12pm, 4pm
  • Travel Duration: 30 - 45 minutes depending on sea conditions (1h30min slow boat)

 

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Kuala Besut - Perhentian Islands

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