Faces of
Malaysia
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 .

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Tioman, Malaysia

Salang Beach

Salang Beach, 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: grootveld)
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.
Links: Salang Beach (JourneyMalaysia.com)


Hotels in in Tioman
HOSTELS
in Tioman
Coral Reef Holidays
accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM55 - RM300
Beach Shack Chalet
accommodation on Juara Bay with a surf school and more activities (Surfing time during wet season: November - February)
Things to do & see
Salang Beach
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. ... more
Paya Beach
quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman ... more
Things to do & see
Melaka River Cruise, Melaka
The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka. ... more

Kampung Morten, Villa Sentosa, Melaka
Remaining village of traditional Malay houses in the middle of the city, located in a bend of Melaka River north of the city centre ... more