Between KL and Penang, lies the compact (8 sq km) island of Pangkor. More of a relaxed, local tourist spot, it has some pretty nice beaches for the west coast and well worth the short ferry ride over.
A $10 tip and the guys at the (passenger) ferry terminal will manhandle your bike onto the front of the boat. I felt a bit awkward watching/taking photos as 5 of them struggled with the bike but figured they liked the challenge.
Almost completed the loop of Malaysia with the final run back upto Phuket, via Alor Setar, Satun, Trang and Krabi. Will be stopping in Phuket a few weeks then its up to Bangkok and north Thailand 🙂