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Perhentian islands, Malaysia

Malaysia's East Coast

Visit Malaysia's East Coast


Top class diving and snorkelling are among the charms of the Malay Peninsula's east coast.

This is a quiet and more conservative region than the more heavily populated west coast that lies on the other side of the jungle-covered Barisan Titiwangsa mountain range.

The east remains a less-travelled part of the country, but has plenty to offer - not least its stunning and largely unspoilt offshore islands, lined by some of the country's best beaches.

If you plan to dive or snorkel then the best time to visit is between February and September, in order to avoid the monsoon season when seas can be rough and some hotels are closed. Outside of this period, however, the islands are utterly beguiling.


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Top places to stay in Malaysia's East Coast

Tanjong Jara Resort, Malaysia

Tanjong Jara Resort, Malaysia

Contemporary resort

Tanjong Jara Resort is a sanctuary of luxury and well being on the east coast of Malaysia, surrounded by fishing villages and the South China Sea.

Where to go in Malaysia's East Coast

Kuala Terangganu

The capital of the east coast state of Terengganu has developed rapidly from a small fishing port into a city of half a million people over the past two decades. Yet despite its rapid growth it retains many of its charms, not least its thriving arts and crafts scene.

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