Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Cherating, Malaysia

Cherating Beach

Cherating Beach, mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right
mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right

map and location of Cherating Beach



Hotels in in Cherating
HOSTELS
in Cherating
Cherating Cottage
Rooms and bungalows with balconies and good views, could use a renovation though. on-site restaurant with Asian and Italian kitchen
Mata Hari
nice bungalows/chalets in a nice setting a bit off the beach
Things to do & see
Mangrove River Tour
A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes. ... more
Cherating Beach
mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right ... more
Things to do & see
A Famosa, Melaka
The remains of a fortress that was built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. Also known as Porta De Santiago. ... more

Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple, Penang
Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added ... more