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.

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.

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Melaka, Malaysia

Kampung Morten, Villa Sentosa

address: Villa Sentosa, 138 Kampung Morten, 75300 Melaka
kampung-morten-melaka-villa-sentosa4.jpg, Remaining village of traditional Malay houses in the middle of the city, located in a bend of Melaka River north of the city centre
Villa Sentosa at night
Remaining village of traditional Malay houses in the middle of the city, located in a bend of Melaka River north of the city centre

Getting to Kampung Morten
Kampung Morten is located about 15min walk north of the historic city centre. You can enter it from bridge over Melaka River just opposite the Majestic Hotel.
The Panorama hop-on hop-off bus also stops nearby (stop 12 red line, stop 13 blue line)

Villa Sentosa
Villa Sentosa is a one of the traditional Malay wooden kampung houses (built in the 1920s) in the Kampung (Malay for village) that is open to tourist as a privat livingmuseum. While there is no entry free, the owner will ask for donations.
more information from the owner: Abdul Rahim Haji Hashim, phone.: 06-282 2988
Opening Hours
Daily : 9am - 5pm (closed 1pm - 2pm)
Friday : 2.45pm - 5pm
 

view from Sungai Melaka
view from Melaka River (from the Melaka River Cruise boat)


Kampung houses at night
peaceful Kampung Morten with its Kampung houses at night


Kampung Morten



video documentary of Villa Sentosa and Kampong Morten:



Related Places

Melaka River Cruise

The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka.

Hotels in in Melaka
HOSTELS
in Melaka
Jalan-Jalan Besi
Guesthouse / Hostel in old Chinatown run by the same management as nearby Jalan-Jalan Emas
Tidur Tidur Guesthouse and Hostel
Budget Guesthouse in the back of an design studio in the heritage zone of Melaka
Attractions
Attractions

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Kuching

centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The gardens by the bay is a new park (opened in June 2012) on recclaimed land just behind Marina Bay Sands including the amazing architectural structures of the 50m high solar-powered "supertrees".