Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Singapore

Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. At 704.0 sqkm (272 square miles), it is one of the few city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau-Perhentian-Besar-Big-Island.jpg, 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.
Coral view beach
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.
  • the "besar" in Pulau Perhentian Besar means "big" in Malay


dive and snorkel spots
dive and snorkel spots around the Pulau Perhentian Besar

 

Accommodations in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Perhentian Island Resort

only resort on a beautiful beach on the big island

Resort

The Barat Perhentian

Budget Resort on the big island

Resort, Bungalows

New Cocohut Chalet

resort on Coral View Beach

Resort

D’RAII Chalet

Tuna Bay, Perhentian Island Besar

Budget Resort

Suhaila Palace

Tuna Bay, Perhentian Island Besar

Budget Resort

Tuna Bay Island Resort

Tuna Bay, Perhentian Island Besar

Resort

Flora Bay 2

Flora Bay, Pulau Perhentian Besar

Budget Resort

Jurukir Dive Resort

Flora Bay, Pulau Perhentian Besar

Budget Resort

Flora Bay 1

Flora Bay, Pulau Perhentian Besar

Budget Resort

Samudra Beach Chalet

Flora Bay, Pulau Perhentian Besar

Resort


Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Fatimah Chalets

Chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Coral View Island Resort

Resort on the big island strategically located between 2 beaches

Attractions

Pulau Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Islands

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.

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), Perhentian Islands

beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets

Attractions

Langkawi Cable Car, Langkawi

The daring cable car ride that takes you up to Gunung Macincang at 708 metres offers spectactular views over the Island and is a must when visiting Langkawi

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.