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Perhentian Islands Travel Guide

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Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Islands are recognized as the top 10 islands in the world. The crystal clear water makes these tropical paradise islands as your perfect spot for snorkeling and diving. The beauty white sandy beaches, along the shoreline, are the best places where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sun.

Perhentian consist of two islands, namely Pulau Perhentian Besar (Large Island) and Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Island). They are situated 21 km off coast of Terangganu, on the South China Sea. Perhentian is one of the most visited places in Malaysia and attract thousands of tourists from all over the world every year.

Perhentian Besar is your perfect choice if you want a tranquility island holidays with your loved one or family. Meanwhile Perhentian Kecil is more popular among backpackers who prefer partying and budgeting holidays style.

How to get there?

To buy a bus ticket – click here

Perhentian Islands are connected via boat, road, rail and air transportation system from cities and towns throughout Malaysia. The best route from your location is to get straight to Kuala Besut Jetty by road (bus/shuttle/self drive), and then proceed to Perhentian Island by boat. If there is no direct transfer from your departure point, get either to either Jerteh or Kuala Terengganu or Kota Bharu then proceed to Kuala Besut Jetty.

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Where to stay

Most of the accommodations are located along the beautiful beach of Pulau Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. Pulau Perhentian Besar, which is more developed, offers better facilities and better quality resorts. On the other hands Pulau Perhentian Kecil is more geared towards backpackers where you’ll find a wide range of budget options for both accommodation and food.

Top 10 Resorts in Perhentian Islands

Things to do?

Popular activities on these islands are related to sea, beaches and rainforest. The activities are: –

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Jungle Trekking

 

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Snorkeling

Perhentian Islands are well known for its crystal clear waters and magnificent underwater world. For snorkelers, your experience on the island shall be nothing short of awesome due to the abundance of marine life in shallow coastline that runs along many places around the island.

Many resorts on the island are facing towards the house of reef. Therefore, you have the freedom to snorkel right in front of your resort. You will be surprised by what you can find in the waters even only knees deep  – Learn more

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Scuba Diving

Perhentian is a true paradise for divers. It’s crystal clear waters combined with the penetrating sunlight sometimes allow visibility to exceed 25 meters. If you wish to have PADI certifications, Perhentian is a good place for you to consider. There are many diving schools on the island that are significantly cheaper in price compared to anywhere else around the world – Learn more

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Kayaking

If you feel adventurous and would like to explore the island on your own, you can simply rent a kayak. There are plenty of places to rent kayaks on both islands. This allows you to paddle around the island freely as you discover the deserted beaches where you will find a little more privacy.You can bring along your snorkel gear and snorkel at these beaches as you please or maybe just lay down by the sand to get your tanning done – Learn more

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Cameron Highlands Travel Guide

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Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is one of the 10 top tour destinations in Malaysia. With the altitude between 1609m – 1930m, Cameron Highland is well known as the largest tea production in the region and major vegetable supplier for Malaysia and Singapore. Cameron Highlands boasts of its attraction, especially to family, couples, and nature lovers.

Walk through lovely little villages, visits to the butterfly park, strawberry park, honey bee farms and sprawling tea plantations. Located in the central part of Peninsular Malaysia, Cameron Highlands become one of the popular stopping points before tourists continue their journey to  other destinations such as Taman Negara or Perhentian Islands or Penang.

How to get there?

The public transport (bus services) is the cheapest way to get to Cameron Highlands. You can get to Cameron Highlands by bus from any cities or towns in Malaysia such as Kuala Lumpur,and Penang.

To check your route and buy a bus ticket – click here

Where to stay?

There are more than 140 hotels and accommodations in Cameron Highlands. Book your hotel before arrival, to ensure your room is available on your arrival day – on the peak season, rooms are always fully booked.

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Things to See in Cameron Highlands

Rafflesia

A unique plant with no leaves, no roots, and  no stem. It is perhaps the largest  flower and one of the rarest plants in the world. It is and on the verge of extinction. Rafflesia is also one of the world’s most distasteful plants, designed to imitate rotting meat or dung.

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Mossy Forest

The mossy forest have grown naturally at the highest elevations of Cameron Highlands due to perfect condition of mist and moisture. It offers the best view for nature lovers. The best part is that you are able to explore this forest through a boardwalk of 2km ensuring safety and reducing the chance of slipping. However, the drive up to the Mossy Forest before the start of the walk is a challenging one.

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Strawberry Farms

Strawberry picking is also another activity available in Cameron Highlands, with a few strawberry farms available. These farms allow you to pick strawberries and if you would like to bring some home, you can later weigh the strawberries at the weighing station on your way out. The farms also sell strawberry-based products like ice cream, cake and candy.

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Cameron Bharat Tea Plantations

There are a few tea plantations on the highlands, but the Cameron Bharat Tea Plantation has one of the best views. The great scenery complements the great taste of tea offered at the cafe which is perfect for relaxation. You will also be allowed to walk in between the tea plantation.

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Bee Farms

There are 3 bee farms in Cameron Highlands. They are located in Ringlet, Brinchang and Tringkap. These farms vary slightly in terms of size and scale of honey production. They produce a range of mouth-watering honey and derivative products such as honeycomb.

Brinchang Night Market

The night market situated in Brinchang sets up from about 3pm until late evening. Selling fresh natural produce and a variety of food at a cheap price, the Brinchang Night Market is a good place to spend the evening. However, being held at an open space, we have to be prepared if it rains.

Thompson Falls

Located at Tanah Rata, Thompson Falls is a must visit with a spectacular view to enjoy. With market stalls nearby selling souvenirs and local produce making it an excellent visit.

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5 Top National Parks in Malaysia

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There are more than 30 national parks in Malaysia, designated as reserve areas for nature conservation purposes. The parks are increasingly popular as ecotourism destinations and attract thousands of tourists from all over the world every year to explore and discover the beauty nature of tropical flora and fauna. The parks are under jurisdictions of Department of Wildlife and National Parks  for Peninsular Malaysia, in Sabah under Sabah Wildlife Department and in Sarawak under Sarawak Forestry.
 
To travel by bus, buy your ticket – click here
 
Find your best hotel that suit your traveling budget and style from more than 4750 hotels in Malaysia. Check it out now!

 
See the popular and most visited National Parks below: –

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How to Travel in Malaysia by Bus

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Travel by bus is one of the cheapest transportation modes in Malaysia. And on top of that, it is the best way to find most about this country. On your journey, you will meet many local people, see beautiful country side and culture. 

There are more than 100 bus companies operate throughout Malaysia. And the buses route connected to cities and towns, all over Malaysia via integrated networking road system. Among the most popular route are from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Genting Highlands and from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, Malacca, Penang, Cameron Highlands.

Other popular routes from where the bus starts are Penang, Johor, Malacca, Ipoh and Kuantan.

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10 Top Tourist Destinations in Malaysia

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Malaysia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. In year 2013, total of 25.7 million International Tourists arrived and enjoyed the beauty  of this country. Discover 10 top tourists attractions in Malaysia. Find the best destinations that you should not miss when visiting here. To make your vacation enjoyable and fun, plan your trip earlier. Decide where you want to be, activities you want to do, places you want to stay and how to get there.

To travel by bus, buy your ticket – click here

Find your best hotel that suit your traveling budget and style from more than 4750 hotels in Malaysia. Check it out now!

See our listing below: –

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5 Popular Travelers’ Routes in Peninsular Malaysia

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There are too many tourist attractions in Malaysia for you to cover in your limited traveling period. To optimise your tour experience, plan your trip and traveling route in advance. Most of the popular routes connect destinations with established transportation infrastructure such as – proper road system, buses, shuttle services, trains, boat, ferry and etc.
 
To travel by bus, buy your ticket – click here
 
Find your best hotel that suit your traveling budget and style from more than 4750 hotels in Malaysia. Check it out now!


 
Below are the 5 popular routes taken by tourists when visiting this country: –
 
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5 Easy Steps to Plan Your Trip to Malaysia

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Plan for a trip is a daunting task for many. But for regular travelers, planning a trip is where the excitements of traveling began. A few years back, planning for a trip was a professional full time job by travel consultant or a travel agency. Time has changed; with unlimited information online, you can plan your own trip.

Followings are the important questions before you start your trip planning. The answers shall determine the whole plan of your trip.

How many days you want to be in Malaysia?
How much money you want to spend during your trip?
How many places you want to explore and discover?
What is your transportation mode? bus or self drive?
Where to stay?

To travel by bus, buy your ticket – click here

Find your best hotel that suit your traveling budget and style from more than 4750 hotels in Malaysia. Check it out now!

Following are the easy steps to plan for your trip: –

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