Faces of
Malaysia
Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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.

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Cherating, Malaysia

Mangrove River Tour

Mangrove River Tour, A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes.
A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes.

- 2 trips a day (morning/afternoon, depending on the tide)
- duration about 1 1/2 hours
- RM25 per person

The “Cherating River Activity” place is just passed the Payung Guest House.
Office: 09-581 9126
Hafiz: 017-978 9256 (24h Hotline)
other available services:
- firefly watching trips
- river fishing trips
- crabs trapping
- river kayaking

- snorkeling trips to snake island
- sea fishing trips
- sight seeing to Snake Island

map and location of Mangrove River Tour



Hotels in in Cherating
HOSTELS
in Cherating
Payung Guest House
well-maintained and inexpensive chalets with a good atmosphere near the river (less than 5min walk to the beach).try to stay here if there is availability
Riverside Holiday Resort
accommodation near the river with on-site restaurant and live music club (Little Bali)
Things to do & see
Mangrove River Tour
A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes. ... more
Cherating Beach
mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right ... more
Things to do & see
Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands
The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach. ... more

Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands
highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands, accessible with 4-wheel drive on the highest road in Peninsular Malaysia ... more