Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pulau Ketam (Crab Island)

address: Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Pulau-Ketam-Crab-Island2.jpg, Mangrove-covered island near Port Klang with two predominantly Chinese fishing villages
Mangrove-covered island near Port Klang with two predominantly Chinese fishing villages
  • locals are mainly Teochew and Hokkien Chinese
  • island is submerged during high tide, houses are built on stilts
  • no cars on the island
  • bycicle  rental starting from RM 8 / pay
  • several accommodation available, such as Sealion Homestay

 

Getting There

  • from KL take Komuter train to Port Klang
  • from Port Klang railway station, cross the tracks towards the sea and look for the small ferry terminal to the left
  • travel time ca. 30 - 40min (longer during low tide)
  • ticket pice: RM16 (2019)
  • ferry service from 7.30am - 6.30pm (7.30pm weekends)

 

 

Pulau Ketam (Crab Island)

Accommodations in Pulau Ketam (Crab Island)

Sealion Bangalow Homestay

792 Jalan Sungai 1 Pulau Ketam, 42940 Bagan Teochew, Malaysia

Budget Hotel, Homestay

SkyCity Motel

H1A Jalan Merdeka, 42940 Bagan Teochew, Malaysia

Budget Hotel

Pulau Ketam D’island beds&cafe

Jalan Tepi Sungai, 42940 Bagan Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Budget Hotel


Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Sahabat Guesthouse

Guesthouse / small hotel in an residential side street in Bukit Bintang, just behind the clubbing street Changkat Bukit Bintang

Reggae Guest House 1

Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL

Attractions

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

Sepang F1 International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur

The Sepang F1 International Circuit right next to KLIA airport and used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix.

Attractions

Pantai Batu Buruk (Beach), Kuala Terengganu

The beach is close to city center. The name literally means Beach of the Ugly Stone. It is popular to visit by the locals but it is considered too dangerous for swimming.

Koh Lipe, Langkawi

Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi