Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)

address: East coast, Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Long Beach (Pasir Panjang), Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach
looking north along Long Beach
Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach

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)

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

Hotels in in Perhentian Islands
HOSTELS
in Perhentian Islands
Fatimah Chalets
Chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Maya Guesthouse
chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with very good value
Attractions
Attractions

Ipoh Heritage Trail, Ipoh

The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Limestone hill in the north of Kuala Lumpur with a series of caves and cave temples. They are a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia and the location of the famous Thaipusam celebrations at the end of January attended by up to one million devotees.