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Malaysian beaches, truly a world apart!

 Beautiful beaches and islands are synonymous with Malaysia. In fact, you are so spoilt for choice here that at times it’s difficult to choose one from the other. Tourists can now make better choices on which one to go by visiting www.101bestbeaches.com/malaysia, which lists 15 of the best beaches in Malaysia, according to famous beach critic and conservationist Brad Farmer. Farmer rates the beaches on a variety of criteria, such as budget, scenic views, activities, ease of travel, conservation efforts, and the pristine condition of the beaches.


This is the first time Malaysia’s beaches are being assessed and examined firsthand by a qualified and internationally renowned beach expert. The site features Pangkor Island, Perak; Batu Feringghi Beach, Penang; Coral Bay and Pasir Panjang Beach, Terengganu; Juara Beach, Pahang; Desaru Beach, Johor; Mabul Island and Mantanani Islands, Sabah; and Damai Beach, Sarawak.

The website is expected to attract more local and foreign travellers to visit beaches and islands in Malaysia, which is timely, as the country is celebrating the Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015.

One of the many marine parks in Malaysia

Mr Manoharan Periasamy, Director, Tourism Malaysia said, “Malaysia is blessed with a natural abundance of pristine beaches and marine parks.  Farmer is considered an authority on beaches and this recognition will help our guests make an informed decision about their beaches of choice and return home with memories that linger.”

Farmer has been writing bestselling books on beaches for over 30 years and he was a former Senate Adviser on coastal issues in Australia. He has travelled to over 35 beach nations to explore and write about beaches, coastal environments and seaside communities.