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.

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 .

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

Salang Sayang Resort (Zaid Place’s)

accommodation on Salang Beach, RM70 - RM220

Swiss Cottage

accommodation on Tekek Beach, RM65 - RM140

Attractions

ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang), Tioman

popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach

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.

Attractions

Singapore Zoo - Night Safari, Singapore

The Singapore Zoo, considered one of the world's bests, is one of the main attractions in Singapore, it also hosts the Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and the popular Night Safari.

Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands

The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach.