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.

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

Chempaka Chalets

Chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Rock Garden Village

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

Attractions

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang), Perhentian Islands

Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach

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

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Melaka River Cruise, Melaka

The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka.