Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Pulau Perhentian Kecil, 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.
Long Beach
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.

Long Beach holds the majority of budget accommodations, restaurants and a beautiful wide beach with corals at the northern end. Coral Bay (15min jungle walk from Long Beach) is more quite and offers beautiful sunsets but has limited food options.



Related Places

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)

Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)

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

Hotels in in Perhentian Islands
HOSTELS
in Perhentian Islands
Butterfly Chalets
basic chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with magnificent views
Moonlight Chalets
Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecial
Attractions
Attractions

Colonia District / Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Penang was the first british settlement in Malaya so many colonial building can be found like the remains of Fort Cornwallis where Captain Francis Light stepped ashore in 1786

Salang Beach, Tioman

Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation.