Faces of
Malaysia
Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

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.

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

Gecko Guesthouse

laid-back backpacker guesthouse / hostel with a bar located about 5min walk from Cenang Beach

Langgura Baron Resort

budget resort on Cenang Beach (RM120 - RM150)

Attractions

Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach), Langkawi

This wide and long beach is the most popular beach on the island and the center of Langkawi's tourism infrastructure. It is a lively place also at night with various bars and restaurants.

Datai Beach, Langkawi

Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts

Attractions

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

Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Oldest malay residential area in KL with still authentic traditional Malay wooden houses and the the backdrop of the close-by downtown skyline