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.

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

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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


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
Attractions
Attractions

Gunung Raya, Langkawi

highest peak on Langkawi (881m) with spectacular views over the island and even to Thailand when it is clear

Pantai Batu Buruk (Beach), Kuala Terengganu

The beach is close to city center. The name literally means Beach of the Ugly Stone. It is popular to visit by the locals but it is considered too dangerous for swimming.