Malaysia - east or west?

Travel Forums Asia Malaysia - east or west?

1. Posted by k8rox21 (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


im travelling to thailand mid august for 4 weeks and then have one further week to spend in malaysia. Just wondering what people would recommend doing in a week? Ive heard the perhentian islands are good but also that penang is worth a visit and dont know which coast to take on!

also does anyne know how long it would take to get from the perhentians to say the cameron highlands? would love to see kl too but realise this might be wishful thinking. any advice would be fab thanks!

2. Posted by mmay_wong (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

If you are a beach person, west coast is definately a place to go compared to Penang.

If you are travelling by bus to west coast, you might have a chance to stay a nite in KL. ;)

3. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


If you are thinking of Cameron Highlands, it would be better for you to visit Pangkor because it will be cheaper and nearer to get to Cameron Highlands. From Perhentian, you will have to do a big loop down, taking the east West highway, get down to Ipoh, Tapah to get the CH...unless, of course, you want to use the Elephant Trail through Pergau using a 4x4 WD