The smaller of the two islands which mainly caters to backpackers. There are two main beaches, which are Coral Bay (sunset) and Long Beach (sunrise). Coral Bay has excellent snorkelling on Golden Bay and the air here is rather relaxing, while Long Beach has a bit more of a night life.
Bubbles Dive Resort on Perhentian Besar (Big island) has its own beach as well as a turtle conservation. This place main caters to families or those seeking some quiet time as they seem to be the very few places that have hammocks around here!
3 weeks in Bangkok with a few expats to show me the ropes around the place. Bangkok is really amazing once you leave the touristy bits. The malls are fantastic, not to mention the restaurants, suburbs and other districts.
As far as street food goes, Bangkok is well known for it. Once you start living in Bangkok, you're bound to come across them; they are almost every where. One of the most popular one's are along Sukhumvit's Soi 38 (BTS: Thong Lor) and along Saphan Khwai BTS during the day time.