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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.

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lake Titiwangsa

address: Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
kl-taman-tasik-lake-titiwangsa.jpg, Lake Titiwangsa - also known as Taman Tasik Titiwangsa - is a recreational park and lake north of downtown Kuala Lumpur with good photo opportunities and the adjacent Istana Budaya, an arts and culture centre.
Lake Titiwangsa - also known as Taman Tasik Titiwangsa - is a recreational park and lake north of downtown Kuala Lumpur with good photo opportunities and the adjacent Istana Budaya, an arts and culture centre.

Istana Budaya, an arts and culture center with galleries and theatre (concerts and musicals) is also there. It is the big building with the jagged blue roof

Getting There:

  • take Monorail until the last stop (Titiwangsa Station) or LRT to  Titiwangsa station, from there take Bus #120 or walk (20-30min, need to cross some major roads)
  • if you have KL Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket, get off at stop 21 in front of Istana Budaya, from it is a 5min walk to the lake (just behind Istana Budaya)

 

view of downtown Kuala Lumpur
view of downtown Kuala Lumpur


police patrol on horses
police patrol on horses


Istana Budaya
Istana Budaya, an arts and culture center


KL Hop-on Hop-off Bus stop
KL Hop-on Hop-off Bus stop #21 in front of Istana Budaya

map and location of Lake Titiwangsa



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