Faces of
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.


Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

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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
  • sunrise beach
  • durinjg 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
  • 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

Hotels in in Tioman
in Tioman
Ella’s Place
accommodation on Salang Beach, RM40 - RM120
Beach Shack Chalet
accommodation on Juara Bay with a surf school and more activities (Surfing time during wet season: November - February)

Turtle Alley (Lorong Penyu), Kuala Terengganu

Narrow lane in Chinatown (Kampung Cina) that has been beautified and themed witn art works about turtle to remind us of the endangered status of turtles that nest at the beaches of Terengganu

KL City Walk, Kuala Lumpur

Pedestrian strip mall with fashion boutiques, bistros, cafes, signature culinary and service retailers. KL city walk is located along a 500m long strip between Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Pinang, near the Twin Towers.