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.

Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

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 Langkawi

Fox Hill Langkawi holiday resort

Small resort in the heart of Langkawi on the road to Makam Mahsuri with a house for backpackers who want to be in the middle of nature

Rainbow Lodge

3min from Cenang Beach with scenic mountain view, village landscape, quiet and peaceful surrounding and calm atmosphere. In-house restaurant and bar available.

Attractions

Gunung Raya, Langkawi

highest peak on Langkawi (881m) with spectacular views over the island and even to Thailand when it is clear

Koh Lipe, Langkawi

Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi

Attractions

Little India Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

KL′s Little India. There is a lot of history to Brickfields as it is one of the pioneer settlements in Kuala Lumpur with a large Indian community, the area along Jalan Tun Sambanthan makes you feel you are in India.

Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

old residential area with a significant Chinese population near Bukit Bintang with many popular Chinese restaurants and food stalls