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 Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)

address: West Coast, Pulau Perhentian Kecil
perhentian-islands-coral-bay-3.jpg, beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets
Coral Bay view
beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets
  • Coral Bay is located  on the western side (sunset) of the Pulau Perhentian Kecil (the small island)
  • it is located just opposite Long Beach, which can be reached by foot (15min jungle trek to the other side of the island)

location Coral Bay
location of Coral Bay on the small island

 

Accommodations in Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)

Quiver Dive Team Perhentian Dorm

Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands

Hostel

Ombak Resort Perhentian Island

Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands

Resort

Orang Hutan Camping

a camp in the jungle

Hostel


Related Places

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)

Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach

Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Maya Guesthouse

chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with very good value

Watercolours Paradise Resort

affordable chalets on the big island (Pulau Perhentian Besar) with a dive centre

Attractions

Pulau Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Islands

The slightly bigger island offers more expensive resort style accommodation. For family travellers or those who like it more quiet and have an extra Ringgit to spend.

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), Perhentian Islands

beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets

Attractions

ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang), Tioman

popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach

Khoo Kongsi, Penang

The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall