Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)

address: East coast, Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Long-Beach-Pulau-Perhentian-Kecil.jpg, Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach
Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach
  • Pasir (Malay for "beach") Panjang (Malay for "long")
  • Long Beach is located  on the easter side (sunrise) of the Pulau Perhentian Kecil (the small island)
  • it is located just opposite Coral Bay, which can be reached by foot (15min jungle trek to the other side of the island)

location of Long Beach
location of Long Beach on the small island

 

Accommodations in Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)

Perhentian Island Cocohut Long Beach Resort

15-minute walk from Long Beach

Resort

D Rock Garden Resort

Long Beach Perhentian Island Kecil, Terengganu

Budget Hotel, Resort, Bungalows

Aman Dan Laut

Long Beach Perhentian Island Kecil, Terengganu

Resort

BuBu Villa

Long Beach Perhentian Island Kecil, Terengganu

Resort

Aina Garden Long Beach

Long Beach Perhentian Island Kecil, Terengganu

Hostel, Bungalows

Seahorse Diver Guesthouse

Perhentian Kecil, Longbeach, 22300 Perhentian Islands

Hostel

Bubu Resort

Long Beach, 22300 Perhentian Islands

Resort

Mimpi Perhentian

Long Beach Perhentian Island, Terengganu

Resort


Related Places

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)

beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets

Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Rock Garden Village

Chalets on the most southern edge of Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil. One of the cheapest option on the Perhentians.

Chempaka Chalets

Chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Attractions

Pulau Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Islands

The slightly bigger island offers more expensive resort style accommodation. For family travellers or those who like it more quiet and have an extra Ringgit to spend.

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), Perhentian Islands

beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets

Attractions

Zoo Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Zoo Negara (National Zoo) is major zoological park in the north-east of Kuala Lumpur. The park is managed by a non-governmental organization known as the Malaysian Zoological Society.

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

The KL City gallery, located in a historical building from 1899 at Merdeka Square, is a free information centre of the history, present and future of Kuala Lumpur including the ARCH work and gift shop. You can also rent bicycles from here.