Faces of
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.

Pulau Lang Tengah

Pulau Lang Tengah is a small postcard island with only 3 resorts located halfway between Perhentian Island and Pulau Redang.

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Singapore, Malaysia
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Sentosa Island
Sentosa, which means tranquillity in Malay, is a popular resort island at the harbour in Singapore with beaches and countless of rides, attractions and things to do ... more
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Chinatown Singapore
Singapore′s Chinatown is the traditional Chinese quarters of the city. Today it is a major tourist attraction with national heritage sites, souvenir markets and beautifully restored traditional shop houses ... more
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Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands became Singapore's most prominent landmark with its SkyPark when it opened in 2010. It comprises of a casino, hotel, theatres, the ArtScience museum and a shopping mall. ... more
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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
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Little India
Vibrant, colourful and culturally authentic neighbourhood of the Indian community in Singapore with plenty of shops, temples and restaurants. It is also a center of backpacker accommodations. ... more
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Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Architecturally unique (durian shaped) Performing arts centre alongside Marina Bay, near the mouth of the Singapore River. It contains a concert hall, theatre, outdoor performing centres and the Esplanade Mall. ... more
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Singapore River
The mouth of the Singapore River was the old Port of Singapore. It houses many of Singapore′s top historical and cultural attractions and nightlife. Famous spots: Boat Quay, Clark Quay, The Merlion, Fullerton Hotel ... more
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Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer with a height of 165m is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. It opened in 2008 at the southern tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land area. ... more
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Gardens by the Bay
The gardens by the bay is a new park (opened in June 2012) on recclaimed land just behind Marina Bay Sands including the amazing architectural structures of the 50m high solar-powered "supertrees". ... more
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Kampong Glam / Arab Street
Kampong Glam is a heritage neighbourhood in Singapore with many beautifully refurbished shophouses and the Sultan Mosque as it's landmark. The area around Arab Street host many middle eastern restaurants, textile and fabric shops. ... more
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Singapore City Gallery
A free interactive exhibition spreading out over 3 storeys telling the story of Singapore's physical transformation in past, present and future with several impressive miniature models of the island and city center. ... more
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National Museum of Singapore
The oldest museum (dating back to 1849) in Singapore exhibiting the history of Singapore, it was revamped and modernized between 2003 and 2006 ... more
Sri Mariamman Temple
Singapores oldest and most important Hindu temple, right in the middle of Chinatown ... more
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Fort Canning Park
Fort Canning Park is a heritage park in the centre of Singapore with a history dating back to the 14th century with variaty of attractions and places of interest. ... more
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Henderson Waves
Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge with a distinctive wave architecture connecting Mount Faber with Telok Blangah Hill Park ... more
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Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
An Elevated Walkway at eye-level with the canopy of secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill - part of the Southern Ridges ... more
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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
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Things to do & see
Sri Mariamman Temple
Singapores oldest and most important Hindu temple, right in the middle of Chinatown ... more
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands became Singapore's most prominent landmark with its SkyPark when it opened in 2010. It comprises of a casino, hotel, theatres, the ArtScience museum and a shopping mall. ... more