Malaysia east coast during monsoon season
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Oct 4, 2010 7:58 PM Last Post By: tjclassic8482
Oct 2, 2010 11:57 AM
Malaysia east coast during monsoon seasonIm spending two weeks in Malaysia in December before i head to Sri Lanka. Lonely planet tells me most of the places i wish to visit like Pulau Perhentian and Cherating are pretty much closed for the monsoon season. Will there still be available accommodation? also is there bus services running down the east coast at this time of year?
any information on the monsoon season on the east coast would be appriciated, thanks!
Oct 2, 2010 1:49 PM
Oct 2, 2010 3:14 PM
Oct 2, 2010 3:20 PM
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Oct 2, 2010 5:22 PM
5During Monsoon season at Perhentian Island,only a few chalet are open during that period such Petani Beach Chalet and MoonLight ( Long Beach ). If i not mistaken only 1 boat per day available at 9.00am..Return fares is RM100.00 .
For bus services,Its running at all time .
Normally Monsoon Season will start from November till February.Heavy rain during early November and cause of flood .Its will take 2 weeks.Also during December .My view based on last year weather news.
Oct 2, 2010 6:23 PM
Oct 2, 2010 6:46 PM
7I was in Cherating a few days ago and it is deserted. It has really lost it's attraction and in my opinion is not a nice place now. I've been going there for years, and it's really getting worse instead of better.
Oct 2, 2010 8:11 PM
8Yea, we havent been there since 2005 and noticed the drop in international tourists. But during Malaysian holidays, it gets quite busy. My husband likes going there because he doesnt have to go anywhere-- great for him to recharge the batteries after busy working years.
Oct 3, 2010 9:59 PM
9It varies from year to year but monsoon on east coast can be very difficult . Driving rain and wind , some years ago the jetty at Juara on Tioman island was destroyed by the violent seas , the town of Marang narrowly missed being partly destroyed by monsoon seas and most of the coral on Kapas island was destroyed . You can also be trapped on the Perhentian islands as boats cannot go in the rough seas.
Oct 4, 2010 9:02 AM
10Thanks fo all your info. Im not to worried about not going to the Perhentian islands , definately wouldnt want to get stranded.But would still like to go to Cherating as i heard there is surf at this time of year and as a surfer i would like to experience that. I heard that theres more monkeys and lizardsthan people and would quite like the experience for a few days even if it is quiet but wanted to make sure that there would be somewhere for me to stay.
Does anyone know what sort of distances I am looking at. I fly into KL and heading to penang then i was going to go across to the west coast and down to Cherating...can this be done in one day? Was then thinking after Cherating of going to singapore or bacdk to KL, does anyone know how long this would take on a bus?
Oct 4, 2010 12:37 PM
Oct 4, 2010 5:02 PM
Oct 4, 2010 7:14 PM
Do you mean across to the east coast?
To get from Penang to the east coast will take a day, assuming you are going to the north, say Terengganu,, then to get down the east coast to Cherating will take a few hours.
you won't have a problem finding somewhere to stay in Cherating. I was the only person last week at the place I stayed. And as I said on another post, there is no surf at the moment. It's too early in the year for surf.
Oct 4, 2010 7:58 PM
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