Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Kuantan, Malaysia

Beserah Fishing Village

address: Kampung Nelayan Beserah / Kampung Rumbia, 26100 Pahang, Malaysia
Beserah-Fishing-Village-Kampung-Nelayan-Beserah-Kuantan.jpg, Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times.
wooden Chinese shophouses
Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times.

The village still has the charme of the old times with Kampung houses, wooden shop-houses, coconut trees and fishing barns. The villages is fronted by a long fine sand beach. A famous local food specialty is Mee Chalong.

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more information on Beserah


fishing barn
abandoned fishing barn


beach
the beach on a rainy monsoon day in February


path leading up to the beach
path leading up to the beach


palm trees
one of those tranquil scenes that reward you for coming to Kampung Beserah


seafood shop
inside a shop selling seafood products like fresh fish, dried squid and Keropok



Hotels in Kuantan

Kuantan Backpackers

backpacker hostel in the city center of Kuantan

Attractions

Teluk Chempedak (TC) Beach, Kuantan

Teluk Chempedak, also called TC, is a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea, one of the main attractions of Kuantan

Beserah Fishing Village, Kuantan

Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times.

Attractions

Tugu Negara (National Monument), Kuala Lumpur

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

National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

The oldest museum (dating back to 1849) in Singapore exhibiting the history of Singapore, it was revamped and modernized between 2003 and 2006