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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Little India & Kapitan Keling Mosque

address: Little India centred on Lebuh Pasar
Little India & Kapitan Keling Mosque, Small Indian enclave in Georgetown where you can find shops, food, temples and the Kapitan Keling Mosque.
Kapitan Keling Mosque
Small Indian enclave in Georgetown where you can find shops, food, temples and the Kapitan Keling Mosque.

Kapitan Keling Mosque in Little India built in 1801 by Penang’s first Indian Muslim settlers (East India Company troops)
Open 9am-5.30pm

map and location of Little India & Kapitan Keling Mosque



Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
Cocoa Mews
hostel in historical Georgetown, close to Little India
Red Inn
Hostel located in Love Lane in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Things to do & see
Little India & Kapitan Keling Mosque
Small Indian enclave in Georgetown where you can find shops, food, temples and the Kapitan Keling Mosque. ... more
Chinatown
Georgetowns large Chinatown, dotted with temples, mosques, markets and traditional shop houses, is interesting to walk around at any time of the day. It is centered on Lebuh Chulia ... more
Things to do & see
Kek Look Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh
Picturesque Chinese cave temple at the Gunung Rapat limestone hills at the southern edge of Ipoh city ... more

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 ... more