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1. Posted by nickcage (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey, anyone tell me a bit about the eastern side of malaysia? good points, bad points?

2. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey Nick,

Eastern as in the east coast of the peninsula, or Malaysian Borneo?

3. Posted by nickcage (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Hien,
Peninsula but any info on Borneo would also be useful.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 30, 2007, at 2:43 AM by nickcage ]

4. Posted by louisekoh (Inactive 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Eastern Peninsular is a lot more laid back and slightly less "developed" economically than the west coast. Its a great place to chill out. ... my favourite islands are definitely the Perhentian Islands. Cheap and not yet invaded by too many tourists as there isn't an airport.
Not too much boozing like in thailand....

5. Posted by Reidi (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

There are two places people tend to go to on the east coast, that is Tioman and the Perhentien Islands. Both are very nice and laid back, with some night life. When I visited a few years ago the largest of the Perhenten Islands was full and accommodation was hard to find, but we did find some eventually.
Tioman is bigger, so more choice. but when I visited it again just before xmas a lot of the coral was damaged, still I've been to far worse places to snorkel. The diving was still good.
Cherating was an Ok place to stay, I wasn't there long enough to really explore the place.
There are lots of smaller Islands, but most only have one or two resorts on them and are much more expensive as they tend to only do full board packages. As I have discovered, cos I have been checking them out recently, they all have hefty single suppliments.
I have not been to Pulau Redang yet, but it sounds nice. I am hopeing to check it out in June.
Hope this helps a little

6. Posted by kidd27 (Respected Member 35 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Peninsular East Coast of Malaysia offers many wonderful islands off the state of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Johor. In Kelantan, Pulau Perhentian (Perhentian Island) is the northern most island in the South China Sea in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. Then comes Pulau Redang, Pulau Kapas, Pulau Gemia (Gems Island), Pulau Lang Tengah. All these are located off the coast of Terengganu state bordering Kelantan state on the south. You can reach all these islands from several piers in Kuala Besut, Kuala Terengganu and Merang. You can also enjoy some of the great beaches in Kijal and Tanjung Jara, near Rantau Abang. Now comes to Pahang which located south of Terengganu. The state has some nice islands and beaches which are quite delightful and enjoyable. These include Pulau Tioman, Cherating Teluk Chempedak, Lanjut beach and Rompin. You can access to Pulau Tioman from the Mersing pier. In the southern most state, you have Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Aur and Pulau Besar which are accessible from Tanjung Leman Pier. Enjoy your holiday!

7. Posted by waterlily (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Borneo has a lot to offer. Mount Kinabalu in Sabah is a prominent mountain in South East Asia. It features a wide variety of unique flora & fauna. The climb usually takes 2 days and the peak is reachable by a person with a good physical condition.

If you're into diving, you should have heard of an island called Sipadan, it is located off the east coast of Sabah (Borneo). The water is crystal clear & it's known for its well-preserved marine life. Sipadan island is definitely one of the best diving sites in the world.

Find out more about Sipadan island at

Enjoy your holiday. Cheers.

8. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Respected Member 550 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I've just spent a couple of weeks in Borneo and it was totally class. There loads of stuff worth seeing. Sepilok to see orangutangs, turtle island, Mount Kinabalu, Kinabatangan river/jungle, Kiau village homestay and Mulu jungle (for Bat Cave/The Pinnacles) were my favourites.