Attractions in Malaysia Beaches & Islands

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Penang Island
• Penang's outstanding beaches make it the most popular destinations in the region. • The trio of Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah and Teluk Bahang have white sandy beaches and features many world class hotels with beach front, restaurants and shops.

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Langkawi Island
• Langkawi comprises 99 tropical islands, nestled off the coast of Kedah state in the far north-west of Peninsular Malaysia. • Beyond its idyllic beaches, you'll be impressed by its world-class infrastructure and facilities such as an international airport, marinas, budget and luxury hotels, golf courses and, as it is a dutyfree zone, excellent shopping!

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Pangkor & Pangkor Laut
• Pangkor is an idyllic island, with forest and hills sloping gently down to white sandy beaches and blue waters. The island is inhabited only by local fishermen and the location of several excellent hotels, including the luxurious Pangkor Island Beach Resort. • Pangkor Laut is a privately owned, but uninhabited island located two miles west of Pangkor. On this secluded and private island is the Pangkor Laut Resort. Apart from the resort development, the entire island is still covered with lush green rainforest.
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Pul au R eda ng I sla nd
• Redang Island in Terengganu is recognised as one of the finest coral and marine ecosystems in Malaysia. • Massive coral formation, white sand and good visibility make Redang a great family holiday and diving site. • There are several quality resorts on the island catering for honeymooners or family. • Redang is closed during the monsoon season between October– February.

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Tioman Island
• Tioman Island in Pahang is a popular island paradise for adventurers and deep sea fishing. • It is a big island with sparse population. • Secluded beaches in the north and eastern sides are popular with backpackers. • The movie ‘South Pacific’ was filmed on this island.

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Perhentian Island, Terengganu
• Meaning ‘stopover' in Malay. They are some 21km off the coast of Terengganu and comprising the islands of Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. • Covered by virgin jungle, powdery white beaches and surrounded by sapphire-blue waters, the islands have exceptional resorts such as the Tanjung Jara Resort or the Aryani Resort - both have exceptional services and facilities.

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Sipadan, Sabah
• Sipadan, lying off the northeast coast of Sabah is one of the 10 best dive locations in the world. • It is an incredible oceanic island formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct undersea volcano. • A unique feature of this island is the precipitous reef which plunges 680m into the seabed attracting rich and diverse marine life such as turtles, jacks, barracudas and colourful coral creatures.
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Sipadan, Sabah
• Sipadan is an unrivalled diving destination of international class. The diving experience here is truly special and up to 5 dives can be achieved in a single day. • Beside the beach and reef the island has a luxuriant rainforest which is home to monitor lizards, fruit bats and coconut crabs.

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Cherating
• Asia’s first Club Mediteranee is located at Cherating, 40 km from Kuantan in Pahang. • There are several quality hotels on the beach front apart from Club Med along the white sandy strip. A visit to experience the local ‘kampung’ or village life is not far away.

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Rantau Abang
• Rantau is 60 km south of Kuala Terengganu, the beach where the famous giant leatherback turtles come ashore each year from May to September to lay their eggs and hatch the young turtles. • These turtles can grow to 2.5m long and weigh some 375 kg. • The best time to turtlewatch is at full moon and during high tide. The leatherback turtles are protected by the local wildlife authority.
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