Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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.

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Langkawi, Malaysia

Koh Lipe

address: Ko Lipe, Adang-Rawi Archipelago, Satun Province, Thailand
Koh-Lipe-Sunset-Beach.jpg, Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi
Sunset Beach
Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi

Koh Lipe is one of the pricier islands in Thailand with a limited amount of low budget accommodation. The high season runs from November until May during the dry season.

 

How to get to Koh Lipe from Langkawi

book boat tickes online with busticketonline.com:
Langkawi - Koh Lipe
price: RM 128.00 (A) / 108.00 (C)
departure: 9.30am and 2.30pm from Telaga Harbour International Terminal
dropoff: Pattaya Beach, Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club Ferry & Immigration Checkpoint

Koh Lipe - Langkawi
price: RM 128.00 (A) / 108.00 (C)
departure: 10.30am and 4.30pm from Pattaya Beach, Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club Ferry & Immigration Checkpoint
dropoff: Telaga Harbour International Terminal
 

Tiger Line
Tigerline ferry runs a daily boat service between Langkawi and Koh Lipe.
travel time: 1 hour 30min
price: THB 1400
departure in Langkawi is at 9.30am and 2.30pm at Kuah Jetty
departure in Koh Lipe at 11am, 4pm
www.tigerlinetravel.com

Bundhaya Speedboat
travel time: 1 hour 30m
price: price: THB 1000
departure from Langkawi: 9.30am, 2.30pm (from Kuah Jetty)
departure from Koh Lipe: 11am, 4pm (from Koh Lipe Bundhaya Resort)
www.bundhayaspeedboat.com
 

Links:

www.kohlipethailand.com
www.welovekohlipe.com




Hotels in in Langkawi
HOSTELS
in Langkawi
Best Star Resort
2-storey hotel and 6 Chalets on Cenang Beach
Kedawang Beach Inn
Friendly accommodation with guest kitchen on northern end of Tengah Beach (right south of Cenang Beach), RM70- RM110
Attractions
Attractions

Jungle Trekking, Fraser's Hill

There are 8 marked hiking trails available at Fraser's Hill

Cherating Beach, Cherating

mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right