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Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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Singapore, Malaysia
Betel-Box-Hostel-Singapore-House.jpg, Backpacker Hostel in a traditional shophouse in the historical  Joo Chiat Road / Katong with a Peranakan restaurant downstairs. Betel Box also offers tours, including the famous Food Walk
Betel Box
Backpacker Hostel in a traditional shophouse in the historical Joo Chiat Road / Katong with a Peranakan restaurant downstairs. Betel Box also offers tours, including the famous Food Walk ... more
river-city-inn-singapore2.jpg, Hostel in downtown Singapore closed to Clarke Quay and Boat Quay
River City Inn
Hostel in downtown Singapore closed to Clarke Quay and Boat Quay ... more
Happy-Snail-Hostel-Singapore.jpg, Hostel located near Bukit Merah in an condominium block, between downtown Singapore and Harbourfront
Happy Snail Hostel
Hostel located near Bukit Merah in an condominium block, between downtown Singapore and Harbourfront ... more
Five-Stones-Hostel-Singapore.jpg, Boutique hostel in downtown Singapore, located near Boat Quay
Five Stones Hostel
Boutique hostel in downtown Singapore, located near Boat Quay ... more
Tree-In-Lodge-Singapore2.jpg, eco-friendly Hostel in Bugis located near Beach Road and close to Bugis MRT station
Tree In Lodge
eco-friendly Hostel in Bugis located near Beach Road and close to Bugis MRT station ... more
Wink-Hostel-Singapore.jpg, boutique flashpackers hostel in Chinatown
Wink Hostel
boutique flashpackers hostel in Chinatown ... more
Travellers-Inn-Singapore2.jpg, Hostel located on Jalan Besar (near Little India)
Travellers Inn
Hostel located on Jalan Besar (near Little India) ... more
5footway.inn-Project-Chinatown-Singapore2.jpg, Hostel in Chinatown, one of three branches in Singapore
5footway.inn Project Chinatown
Hostel in Chinatown, one of three branches in Singapore ... more
hangout-mt.-emily-singapore3.jpg, Budget Hotel located at Mt. Emily Park in a quiet upscale residential area, close to Little India
Hangout @ Mt. Emily
Budget Hotel located at Mt. Emily Park in a quiet upscale residential area, close to Little India ... more
rucksack-inn-singapore2.jpg, Hostel in downtown Singapore near Boat and Clarke Quark, one of three Rucksack Inn branches in Singapore
Rucksack Inn @ HongKong Street
Hostel in downtown Singapore near Boat and Clarke Quark, one of three Rucksack Inn branches in Singapore ... more
Moni-Gallery-Hostel-Singapore.jpg, Hostel located at Lavender Street, north of Little India
Moni Gallery Hostel
Hostel located at Lavender Street, north of Little India ... more
Fernloft-City-Chinatown-Singapore.jpg, Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore
Fernloft City (Chinatown)
Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore ... more
Beary Nice! by a beary good hostel
Backpacker Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Beary branches in Singapore ... more
Pillows--Toast-Heritage-Singapore.jpg, Hostel in Chinatown, one of two Pillows & Toast branches in Singapore
Pillows & Toast Heritage
Hostel in Chinatown, one of two Pillows & Toast branches in Singapore ... more
Fernloft-East-Coast-Singapore.jpg, Hostel in Eastern Singapore close to the beach and not far from airport, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore
Fernloft East Coast
Hostel in Eastern Singapore close to the beach and not far from airport, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore ... more
Footprints Hostel
Hostel in Little India ... more
The-Mitraa-Singapore2.jpg, Hostel located just north of Little India, near Lavendar Street
The Mitraa
Hostel located just north of Little India, near Lavendar Street ... more
A Beary Good Hostel
Backpacker Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Beary branches in Singapore ... more
fern-loft-little-indial-singapore.jpg, Hostel in Little India, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore
Fernloft Little India
Hostel in Little India, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore ... more
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River City Inn
Hostel in downtown Singapore closed to Clarke Quay and Boat Quay
Beary Nice! by a beary good hostel
Backpacker Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Beary branches in Singapore
Things to do & see
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore. The temple, built in 2007, also contains a museum is located in the the Chinatown district. ... more
Singapore Zoo - Night Safari
The Singapore Zoo, considered one of the world's bests, is one of the main attractions in Singapore, it also hosts the Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and the popular Night Safari. ... more