Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Tioman, Malaysia

Tekek beach

address: Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia
tekek-beach-pulau-tioman.jpg, beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island
beach at Kampung Tekek, the main hub of the island

This is where you arrived on Pulau Tioman whether you come in by boat from Tioman or by airplane. Most developed but no necessarily the most charming part (a lot of concrete and construction) of the island.

Kampung Tekek
Kampung Tekek (Tekek Village) satelite view
with the airstrip of the small of airport, the village, the Marina and a few accommodations

more information on Tekek Village


view from Tekek Marina

 

 


Lalang Beach
beach south of Kampung Tekek, home to Berjaya Beach, Golf and Spa Resort

 

Accommodations in Tekek beach

Cheers Chalet

Kampung Tekek, Pulau Tioman

Bungalows

Berjaya Tioman Resort

Kampung Tekek, Pulau Tioman

Resort


Hotels in Tioman

Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort

biggest resort on Tioman, RM400 - RM10,000 (!)

South Pacific Chalets

accommodation on ABC beach, RM40 - RM100

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

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.

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

This predominantly Chinese night market claims to be the longest in Malaysia. It is located alang Jalan Cerdas in Cheras, a part of KL southeast of the city center.