Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

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.

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


Hotels in Tioman

Salang Pusaka Resort (Khalid’s Place)

accommodation on Salang Beach, RM45 - RM170

Double Ace

accommodation on ABC beach, RM50 - RM150

Attractions

Paya Beach, Tioman

quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman

ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang), Tioman

popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach

Attractions

Ipoh Padang, Ipoh

Ipoh Padang - padang means field in Malay - is large field in the city centre lined by colonial buildings. It was set up in 1898 and was used as a cricket field for the British in the colonial days in the early 20th century.

Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream