Malaysia in brief
- Surface area: 329,750 sq km
- Capital: Kuala Lumpur
- Official language: Malay
- Currency: the Ringgit
Useful facts for your stay at Cherating Beach Club Med
Malaysian culinary specialities
- Soups: lamb, chicken, oxtail
- Dishes: satay (lamb kebabs), sata (coconut leaves stuffed with fish), keropok (fish crackers)
- Desserts: exotic fruits (rambutan, mangustan, grapefruit, goyave, durian), ais kacang (crushed ice, jelly, fruit, syrup, sweetcorn and beans)
Flora and fauna native to Malaysia
- Flora: the Malay jungle is the oldest primary forest in the world (Cherating Club Med covers 80 hectares of forest); orchids, rafflesia (plant that produces the largest flower in the world)
- Fauna: Cherating Beach Club Med has Green Globe certification and is home to macaque monkeys, gibbons, lezards, Komodo dragons
Shopping in Malaysia
- Craftwork: batik, sarongs, tin, kites, wicker baskets….
- Local produce: white and black pepper, saffron, cinnamon, salam leaves, bancoul nuts, ikan bilis…
A few useful expressions for your stay in Malaysia
- Hello (up to 10 am): selemat pagi.
- Hello (from 10 am to 3 pm): selamat tengahari
- Hello (from 3 to 6 pm): selamat petang
- Goodbye: selamat tinggal
- Thankyou: terima kasih
- Yes / No: ya / tidak or tak
- Please: sila
Places of interest to discover in the area surrounding Cherating Beach Club Med
Make the most of your stay at Cherating Beach Club Med to discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of the region.
Historic towns nearby:
- Cherating town is 5 km from Club Med.
It has a lovely beach where you can stroll or laze, and do lots of water sports
- Kemaman is a small town some 15 km from the Resort
It has a pretty fishing port, shops and a night market (malam pasar) every Monday and Thursday evening
Travel time: a 20-minute drive
- Kuantan is 50 km from Club Med.
The capital of the state of Pahang, it has a population of 499,000, and is strategically located on the spice route. Alongside some modern shopping malls, you’ll find a local craft centre, Hindu monuments and temples. In the town centre the Mosque of Sultan Ahmad Shah Satu stands out with its striking blue dome.
Travel time: a 45-minute drive.