MALAYSIA BEACHES

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PULAU REDANG

The Redang archipelago comprises of Pulau Redang.Pulau Redang is the biggest of all the islands in the Marine Park, measuring about 7 km long and 6 km wide. Its highest peak is Bukit Besar at 359 metres above sea level.In contrast to the neighboring Perhentian Islands, Redang has a more upmarket image, as almost all accommodation on the island is resort-based. The largest beach is Pasir Panjang on the east side, featuring half a dozen resorts. The beach is covered with soft white sand. Coral and fish can be seen just a few metres from the beach.

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PULAU KAPAS

Pulau Kapas is an island located about 6 kilometers east of Marang, Malaysia, with a smaller island, Pulau Gemia, located north of it. It measures roughly 1.5 by 2.5 km.Its name, Pulau Kapas (Malay for cotton island), refers to the island’s white beaches. The island has tropical jungle, clear seawater, white sand beaches and coral reefs in the surrounding waters. It is promoted as a “diving and snorkeling paradise”.The island is reached by ferry from Marang. Kapas is the location where most of the research on the enigmatic Amphidromus snails is carried out (unlike all other snails, Amphidromus are amphidromine : they usually exist of clockwise and anticlockwise individuals).

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PULAU PERHENTIAN

The Perhentian Islands (Kepulauan Perhentian in Malay) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the northeastern coast of West Malaysia in the state of Terengganu.The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Greater Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Lesser Perhentian”). The small, uninhabited islands of Susu Dara (Virgin Milk), Serengeh and Rawa lie off Kecil.Like Besut, people here generally speak Kelantanese Malay, however English is widely spoken and understood to accommodate the growing tourism market. The Perhentian Islands have become a popular travel destination for families and backpackers alike due to the many lodging options that accommodate almost any budget.

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PULAU TIOMAN

Tioman Island (Malay language: Pulau Tioman) is a mukin and an island in Rompin District, Pahang, Malaysia. It is located 32 kilometres (20 miles) off the east coast of the state and is some 20 kilometres (12 miles) long and 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) wide. It has eight main villages, the largest and most populous being Kampung Tekek in the north. The densely forested island is sparsely inhabited, and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a popular scuba diving spot. There are also a lot of resorts and chalets around the island which has duty-free status.

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PANGOR ISLAND

The name of the island comes from the Thai ‘Pang Ko’, which means Beautiful Island. It actually concerns a group of islands with Pangkor as its main island, and next to that a trio of smaller islands: Pangkor Laut, Pulau Mentagor en Pulau Giam. Pangkor Laut is the best known of these, because of the idyllic resort you can find on this small island Pangkor is a mountainous island; the highest point is at 1216 meters (Pangkor Hill). Since the main island consists of just mountains, the roads are lying in a circle around the island. The island has a number of international hotels/resorts; it can get quite busy during school and public holidays. As the island is pretty much shielded by Sumatra, weather is pretty much the same throughout the year.

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CHERATING

Cherating is a beach town in Pahang, Malaysia, located about 47 km north of Kuantan. It is the location of Asia’s first Club Mediterranee. Cherating has a cultural village and a turtle sanctuary. The turtles lay their eggs in July and August. (chalets,turles and surfing).Nestled in the heart of 80 hectares of nature, Club Med Cherating Beach is an eco-friendly jungle beach resort in Malaysia filled with treetop adventures and endless wildlife discoveries offering the perfect setting for an unforgettable family holiday. Fly with the monkeys on our flying trapeze, savour local and international fare in the specialty restaurant, or release turtle hatchlings into the ocean at the nearby turtle sanctuary. And while the children scamper off to snorkel with the fish, enjoy the Adult Zen Pool perched on the edge of Malaysia.