While thoughts of Malaysia may not always conjure up images of tropical beach hideaways, perhaps they should – east coast Malaysia holds a jewel in the white-sand beaches on the secluded and laid-back Perhentian islands.
On an island cut off from Bangkok by the winding of the Chaophraya river lies a floating market of epic proportions, and one in the sort of serene setting you’d not expect to find within 15 minutes of the Skytrain.
Serenity is within easy reach of Bangkok on the river island of Koh Kret. Here’s what to expect from a day trip there.
A little over two hours from Bangkok and the closest island to the capital, Koh Si Chang receives less attention than the nearby (ghastly) resort town of Pattaya on the mainland and the white-sand island of Koh Samet further down the coast in Rayong. Yet it offers something unusual in an island destination; a rarely […]