Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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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Penang, Malaysia

Colonia District / Fort Cornwallis

address: Lebuh Light, Georgetown, Penang
Colonia District / Fort Cornwallis, Penang was the first british settlement in Malaya so many colonial building can be found like the remains of Fort Cornwallis where Captain Francis Light stepped ashore in 1786
Old City Hall on Jalan Padang Kota Lama
Penang was the first british settlement in Malaya so many colonial building can be found like the remains of Fort Cornwallis where Captain Francis Light stepped ashore in 1786

Other Colonial sights in the area:
- Victoria Memorial Tower
- Town Hall & City Hall
- State Assembly Building
- Supreme Court
- St. George’s Church (oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia)
- Cathedral of the Assumption
- Protestant Cemetary



Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
Baan Talay Homestay
Homestay located between Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi, 2min walk to Tokong Beach
Guest Inn Muntri
heritage guesthouse centrally located in Georgetown with 21 bedrooms
Things to do & see
Chinatown
Georgetowns large Chinatown, dotted with temples, mosques, markets and traditional shop houses, is interesting to walk around at any time of the day. It is centered on Lebuh Chulia ... more
Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram
Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha ... more
Things to do & see
Datai Beach, Langkawi
Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts ... more

Bukit Puteri, Kuala Terengganu
Princess Hill. Hill in city center with the remains of an old fort. ... more