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Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.


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.

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The Habitat

address: The Habitat Penang Hill, Bukit Bendera, 11300 Penang, Malaysia
penang-hill-the-habitat.jpg, The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks.
The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks.

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Daily 9.30am - 6pm
Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

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