Marang is a sizeable fishing village on the mouth of Sungai Marang. It is also is the jumping-off point for ferries to Pulau Kapas. It's a little overdeveloped around the highway, but down by the harbour you will discover its charms. Hundreds of colourful fishing boats bob in the clear harbour waters or recline on mudbanks if the tide is out. There is a colourful daily market behind the jetty. Pick up some bananas to munch on while waiting for your boat to Pulau Kapas.
If you are in town on Sunday be sure to check out the excellent Sunday Market, which starts at 3pm near the jetty. There are a few decent hotels and restaurants plus several relaxed kedai kopi (coffee shops) and food stalls just north of the jetty.