Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Taman Negara, Malaysia

Orang Asli Village

orang-asli-village2-taman-negara.jpg, A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people.
A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people.

The Orang Asli people in the village a member are the Bateq Nigerito tribe.

 

man with baby
a member of the village carrying his baby on the back

 


interactive view of the village from Tembeling River image: Google Street View

 

the village
the village is located at Sungai Tembeling, Taman Negara National Park starts at the opposite side of the river



Hotels in in Taman Negara
HOSTELS
in Taman Negara
Delimah Guest House

Homestay-type accommodation in Kuala Tahan village, named after owner Delimah

Teresek View Motel

Small multi-storey budget hotel near the jetty in Kuala Tahan

Things to do & see
Orang Asli Village
A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people. ... more
Boat Ride to Taman Negara
The scenic 2.5 h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara Headquarters) makes the trip to the park itself a highlight. ... more
Things to do & see
Cherating Beach, Cherating
mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right ... more

Petaling Street (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown in KL is one of the oldest parts of city. The main attractions is the roofed street market along Petaling Street which is popular for selling for fake branded goods like bags, shoes, clothes and watches. ... more