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.

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.

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Tioman, Malaysia

Paya Beach

address: Kampung Paya, Pulau Tioman Malaysia
Paya Beach, quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman
quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman

map and location of Paya Beach



Hotels in in Tioman
HOSTELS
in Tioman
Seri Bungur Beach Chalet (Mokhtar’s Place)
accommodation on ABC beach, RM30 - RM100
Coral Reef Holidays
accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM55 - RM300
Things to do & see
ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang)
popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach ... more
Juara Bay
bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island. ... more
Things to do & see
Pulau Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Islands
The Big (=besar) Island. The slightly bigger island offers more expensive resort style accommodation. For family travellers or those who like it more quiet and have an extra Ringgit to spend. ... more

Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram, Penang
Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha ... more