or Pulau Pinang,
State of Pulau Pinang- the
most developed of Malaysia's island, rich in history and culture.
a pirate haven before the 18th century belonging to the state of Kedah, the
oldest sultanate in Malaysia. It became part of the British Colonial Straits Settlement, a
British trading post and free port. Today Penang boasts the largest collection of
19th to early 20th century houses in South East Asia. Penang is also a food
paradise, famed for her Penang hawker (street) food
Island (Pulau Pinang)
to Penang by air, road or rail
of Kedah- an archipelago
of 99 spectacular islands on the Andaman Seas. Langkawi is the
most popular holiday or vacation island in Malaysia. Unlike Phuket Island, Langkawi has
retained her rustic tropical and traditional charm. It is the first geopark
of South East Asia. The island is shrouded in mystery with numerous legends and mythical tales that tells of celestial beings and
tragic romances linked to her beautiful landforms of hidden caves, mountains
and landmark. Langkawi offers numerous nature adventure - air trekking, sea sports,
diving, jungle trekking and many more. Today, Langkawi is also a premier
yacht destination. Visitors can stay at 5 star resorts to quaint beach chalets,
or kampong styled accommodation. Langkawi offers duty free shopping, numerous
attractions, sun sea and a tropical setting - it's often considered the best of
Malaysia's island destinations....more about Langkawi and her legends here. Other islands of Kedah are Pulau Songsong, Pulau Bunting, Pulau Telor.
How to get to Langkawi and Kedah
on how to travel to Kedah at:
the state .
Where to stay: Hotels search
State of Perak- if you are looking for
a quite island, travel to Lumut, Perak and cross by ferry. There are some
secluded beaches for swimming. The island is a great place for those who
want to explore a fishing community and sample fresh seafood.
How to get to Pangkor Island
By Road If you are travelling from KL, take
the North-South Expressway and head north towards Perak. Exit at the Bidor
toll plaza and travel by the trunk roads. Follow signboards stating
Pelabuhan Lumut or Lumut Naval Base. Then look out for signboards to
Teluk Intan, Sitiawan and Pulau Pangkor. If travelling from Ipoh,
By Sea Pangkor is a 40-minute ferry
ride from Lumut. There are departures every half hour. The ferry also stops
at the main settlements of Sungai Pinang Kecil and Sungai Pinang Besar
before landing at Pangkor Town.
By Air Berjaya Air (charter flight) flies 5
times a week from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, outside Kuala Lumpur
Where to stay:
Hotels in Pangkor Island
Hotel accommodation in
is located off the coast of Terengganu. Pulau
Redang Marine Park is made up of a group of islands namely Pulau
Redang, Pulau Pinang, Pulau Lima, Pulau Ekor Tebu, Pulau Perhentian
Besar, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Pulau Susu Dara, Pulau Lang Tengah
and Pulau Kapas. The water surrounding these islands is teeming with
marine life and is a haven for divers.
Located off the coast of Terengganu, you can fly to Kuala Terengganu
and travel by road to Marang, a fishing village 15km north of Kuala
Terengganu. A 45-minutes boat ride takes you to Pulau Redang. Check out Berjaya-air for flights to Pulau Redang.
Hotel rates in Kuala Terengganu
Hotel rates in Redang Island (Pulau
Pulau Perhentian Besar,
easier reached by
speedboat from Kuala Besut, Terengganu.
Perhentian islands (P. Perhentian Besar & P. Perhentian Kecil),
which means 'Stopover
Islands' in Malay, is Terengganu's northern most marine park.
Hotels in Perhentian Islands
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