Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Lang Tengah

Pulau Lang Tengah is a small postcard island with only 3 resorts located halfway between Perhentian Island and Pulau Redang.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Tioman, Malaysia

Salang Beach

salang-beach-pulau-tioman.jpg, 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.
Salang Beach (photo: Google Street View)
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.

Salang Beach is Pulau Tioman's northern-most beach at Kampung Salang.

  • Tioman's most popular beach, especially for divers
  • closest beach to many reef sites and wrecks around Tioman like Chebeh, Batu Malang and Fan Canyon and Coral Island (Pulau Tulai).
  • There is a 3.5km jungle trail at the southern end of the beach leading to picturesque Monkey Bay and Monkey Beach and eventually Panuba Bay and Ayer Batang (ABC Village) after a trek of about 2 hours.
Links:

Salang Beach (JourneyMalaysia.com)



Salang Beach
view from the jetty. On the hillside the right: Salang Sayang Resort and if you turn around looking seaside you the small island Pulau Soyka which protects the beach from larger waves.




Hotels in Tioman

Pondok Sri Salang

accommodation on Salang Beach, RM50 - RM180

Johan’s Resort

accommodation on ABC beach, RM15 (dorm) - RM150 (family room)

Attractions

Juara Bay, Tioman

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.

ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang), Tioman

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

Attractions

Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), Penang

Hill system with hill resort (highest point 833m above sea level) about 6km from city centre of Georgetown. Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill is 735m above sea level.

Big Tree Foot Hawker Centre, Ipoh

Most popular Chinese hawker food center in Ipoh, especially famous for the Yong Tau Foo stall. It is located in Pasir Panjir, just south of the city center.