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.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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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
Pondok Sri Salang
accommodation on Salang Beach, RM50 - RM180
Babura Seaview Resort
accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM60 - RM170
Things to do & see
ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang)
popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach ... more
Paya Beach
quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman ... more
Things to do & see
Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. ... more

Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach), Langkawi
This wide and long beach is the most popular beach on the island and the center of Langkawi's tourism infrastructure. It is a lively place also at night with various bars and restaurants. ... more