Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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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Tioman, Malaysia

Juara Bay

Juara Bay, 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 (photo: D.Oel)
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.


Hotels in in Tioman
HOSTELS
in Tioman
Beach Shack Chalet
accommodation on Juara Bay with a surf school and more activities (Surfing time during wet season: November - February)
Mawar Beach Chalets
accommodation on ABC Beach
Things to do & see
Salang Beach
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. ... more
ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang)
popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach ... more
Things to do & see
Clan Jetties, Penang
Traditional Chinese settlements built on stilts at shore of Weld Quay ... more

Sky Bar, Kuala Lumpur
Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC. ... more