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.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Tioman, Malaysia

Juara Bay

pulau-tioman-juara-bay.gif, bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.
Juara Bay, looking south
bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.
  • only beach on the east coast of Pulau Tioman
  • wide sandy beach, no rocks or dead corals like the western side beaches
  • not crowded as the other side
  • sunrise beach
  • during moosoon season (November to February), Juara turns into surfing destination (surf gets up to 15 feet), Tioman Surf Forecast, Tioman Surf Festival
  • there is a turtle conservation center at Kampung Juara (Juara Turtle Project JTP), turtle nesting season: March to October
  • Mersing ferries don't stop at Juara, so you need to get off at Tekek and go by 4WD taxi across the island to Juara
  • taxi fare (Tekek - Juara): 25 ringgit person, double if you are the only passenger
  • only accessable by 4WD from Tekek or privat speedboat from Genting, or for the hardcore travelers by a 3hours trek across the mountainous interiour
  • because of it's isolation Juara is less crowded than Salang, Tekek or Paya Beach

Juara Turtle Project (JTP)
Juara Turtle Project (JTP) - sea turtle conservation center
photo courtesy: www.tioman.org

overview of all beaches on Pulau Tioman

Juara (JourneyMalaysia.com)


Juara Bay
view from the jetty

Accommodations in Juara Bay

Juara Beach Resort

Kampung Juara, Juara Beach, Pulau Tioman

Budget Resort

Juara Rompin Resort

Kampung Juara, Juara Beach, Pulau Tioman

Budget Resort

Rainbow Chalet

beach front chalets

Bungalows

Permata Beach Chalet

beach front chalets

Bungalows

Mentawak Chalet

beach view chalets

Bungalows

Bushmann Tioman

Kampung Juara, Pulau Tioman

Budget Hotel

The Barat Tioman Beach Resort

Kampung Juara, Pulau Tioman

Resort


Hotels in Tioman

Sophie Resort and Dive

accommodation on Tekek Beach

Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort

biggest resort on Tioman, RM400 - RM10,000 (!)

Attractions

Salang Beach, Tioman

Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation.

Juara Bay, Tioman

bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.

Attractions

Juara Bay, Tioman

bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.

Ipoh Heritage Trail, Ipoh

The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.