Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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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Sunway Lagoon

address: SUNWAY LAGOON SDN. BHD, 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia - phone: 603-5639 0000
sunway-lagoon-suspension-bridge.jpg, Sunway Lagoon is a major amusement park in Petaling Jaya (PJ), just south of KL. It is located just next to Sunway Pyramide shopping mall and consists of a large water fun park and amusement park, extreme park, wildlife park, scream park.
the long suspension bridge across Sunway Lagoon
Sunway Lagoon is a major amusement park in Petaling Jaya (PJ), just south of KL. It is located just next to Sunway Pyramide shopping mall and consists of a large water fun park and amusement park, extreme park, wildlife park, scream park.

How to get to Sunway Lagoon

Take LRT (Kelana Jaya Line) to Kelana Jaya station and from there take feeder bus or take a direct bus from Kota Raya (near Chinatown).
Travel time about 60 - 90min from KL city center
Taxi will take about 30min from Kuala Lumpur city center (during non-rush times)

Links:

Sunway Lagoon Website


Operating Hours
Open daily  10am - 6pm

Admission Fee
Adult: RM120 (Malaysians: RM90)
Child / Seniors: RM90 (Malaysians: RM65
Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Kids): RM275 (only available for Malaysian)

There are discounts if you puchase the tickets online: to Online Ticketing

 

Public Surfing & Body Bording @ Surf Beach
Saturdays, Sundays & Malaysian Public Holidays.

Body Boarding - Maximum 20 pax / Minimum 5 pax
Time : 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Surfing - Maximum 12 pax / Minimum 5 pax
Time : 6:00pm to 6:45pm
* Full payment and prior registration required.
* Registrations are on a ‘first come first served basis.
* Personal surf and body boards are not allowed.
* Surf and body boards are available for rent.

Private sessions are available all times, but subject to the availability of the Surf Pool. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the actual session.
For more information or for reservations,  contact Sunway Lagoon at +603 5639 0182 or email ask_lagoon@sunway.com.my
 

Sunway Pyramid,
Sunway Pyramid is a large shopping mall adjectent to Sunway Lagoon theme park. Since its opening in July 1997, it is Malaysia's first themed shopping and entertainment mall.
official website Sunway Pyramid

Sunway Lagoon Tours:

Sunway-Lagoon-Theme-Park-Tour.jpg

A shared tour to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park / Sunway Pyramid Mall including entrance fee

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price:
RM160


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