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Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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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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


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