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.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Tian Hou Temple

address: Jalan Balik Bukit, Terengganu, 20300 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Tian-Hou-Temple-Kuala-Terengganu.jpg, Buddhist temple at the bank of Sungai Terengganu and next to Kampung Cina
view from Pulau Warisan
Buddhist temple at the bank of Sungai Terengganu and next to Kampung Cina


Related Places

Chinatown (Kampung China)

KT's Chinatown is located along Jalan Bandar. It is small but charming with colorful shophouses and still has the traditional feel with small stores, cafes and restaurants

Hotels in Kuala Terengganu
Attractions

Taman Panorama, Kuala Terengganu

View Point on Bukit Pak Apil offering panoramic views of Kuala Terengganu

Turtle Alley (Lorong Penyu), Kuala Terengganu

Narrow lane in Chinatown (Kampung Cina) that has been beautified and themed witn art works about turtle to remind us of the endangered status of turtles that nest at the beaches of Terengganu

Attractions

Bukit Teresek, Taman Negara

Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park

Sky Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC.