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 Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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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 in Pulau Lang Tengah
HOSTELS
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

Things to do & see
Batu Kucing
Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views ... more
Things to do & see
Koh Lipe, Langkawi
Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi ... more

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Kuching
centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages. ... more