Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Pulau Lang Tengah, Malaysia

Batu Kucing

Batu-Kucing-Pulau-Lang-Tengah.jpg, Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views
view across the bay towards Pulau Redang
Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views

Getting There
To get to Batu Kucing (malay: Cat Rock), you need to hike up and down the jungle trail that starts at the end of the beach at D'Coconut Resort (East Wing, behind the rocks). This will take you past the Turtle Watch Project to Turtle Bay. Walk along the beach until you find the start of another jungle tral about 2/3 down the beach. Another quick uphill hike and you are there. It takes about 10 sweaty minutes from D'Coconut Resort (East Wing) to Batu Kucing


Panorama
panoramic view toward Pulau Redang


southern tip of Pulau Lang Tengah
southern tip of Pulau Lang Tengah
the building at the left is the East Wing of D'Coconut Resort, Batu Kucing is the bay at the right


Batu Kucing
view of Batu Kucing from the sea

map Pulau Lang Tengah Island
map of Pulau Lang Tengah
Batu Kucing is in the south of the island, just opposite Turtle Bay



Hotels in Pulau Lang Tengah

Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort

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

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

Attractions

Batu Kucing, Pulau Lang Tengah

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

Attractions

Melaka River Cruise, Melaka

The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka.

Tugu Negara (National Monument), Kuala Lumpur

Tugu Negara is a monument in the Lake Gardens that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's wars.