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.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

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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 in Tioman
HOSTELS
in Tioman
Puteri Salang Inn Chalet
accommodation on Salang Beach, RM40 - RM150
Swiss Cottage
accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM65 - RM140
Attractions
Attractions

Turtle Alley (Lorong Penyu), Kuala Terengganu

Narrow lane in Chinatown (Kampung Cina) that has been beautified and themed witn art works about turtle to remind us of the endangered status of turtles that nest at the beaches of Terengganu

Bukit Puteri, Kuala Terengganu

Princess Hill. Hill in city center with the remains of an old fort.