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.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Wawasan Bus Terminal

address: Jalan Kemajuan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88000, accross the road from Wisma Wawasan
Wawasan-Bus-Terminal-(Kota-Kinabalu).jpg, Southern Bus Terminal in KK serving local buses and south-bound long-distance buses to destinations like Beaufort, Sipitang and Lawas.
Southern Bus Terminal in KK serving local buses and south-bound long-distance buses to destinations like Beaufort, Sipitang and Lawas.

Attention
Due to the construction of a new bus terminal, the buses will be temporarily relocated to Jlana Tun Fuad Stevens (serving southern and eastern zone buses) and Jalan Tunku Adbul Rahman (northern zone buses)
more information here

buy bus tickets to and from Kota Kinabalu (and other destination in Sabah and Sarawak) online here:



Related Places

City Bus Terminal (North)

The largest bus station in Kota Kinabalu (KK) serving long-distance buses to locations at the east coast of Sabah like Telupid, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna or Tawau.

Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

Travellers’ Light Backpackers Lodge

Hostel in the city center facing the hill and city forest

Borneo Beachouse (Backpackers)

Guesthouse located within walking distance of Tanjung Aru Beach

Attractions
Attractions

Istana, Melaka

Reconstruction of the Sultan′s Palace which was destroyed by a fire in 1460.

Chinatown Melaka, Melaka

Melaka`s chinatown within the historical city has a very peaceful atmosphere with its narrow streets, especially so at night.