Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Singapore, Malaysia

Singapore

Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. At 704.0 sqkm (272 square miles), it is one of the few city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

Singapore, fruit shop, Little India
Singapore
fruit shop, Little India
Singapore, skyline at night
Singapore
skyline at night


Excellent alternative online resources:

Wikipidia:Singapore



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Singapore Seight-seeing buses / tours

Singapore offers a few options to do a sight-seeing tour with hop-on hop-off type of buses with the SIA Hop-on Bus, FunVee Open Top Bus and the sea & land trips of Duck & Hippo Tours. ... more

Buses from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

There are plenty of options (flight, bus, train) to do the journey of 350km between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. We browsed through all bus companies serving this route and compiled the prices, times, departure and arrival points for you. ... more

Thaipusam Festival

The Hindu Thaipusam Festival festival is a public holiday in Malaysia and takes place every year end of January / beginning of February. ... more

Things to Do & See
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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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Restaurants & Food Courts
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Betel Box Bistro
The Betel Box Bistro is a Peranakan neighbourhood restaurant in the historic Joo Chiat / Katong district of Singapore. It shares a traditional shophouse with the Betel Box Hostel. ... more

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Transport
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MRT (Mass Rapid Transit)
The modern and efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is probably the fastest way to get around Singapore. It consists of 4 lines with 3 more lines in the making or planning. ... more
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Changi Airport
Singapore's main airport, in the eastern part of the island, was voted the world's best airport in 2012 and handles international long-distance flights from regular and budget airlines. ... more
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Golden Mile Complex Bus Terminal
Many bus operators use the Golden Mile Complex / Tower as drop-off and depature point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia. The Golden Mile Complex itself is a shopping mall with Thai clubs, shops and food stalls. ... more

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Shopping
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VivoCity
Singapore's largest shopping mall, located at HarbourfFront with direct connection to Sentosa Island via Monorail or Boardwalk, also has a Golden Screen Cinema ... more
Orchard Road
is a road in Singapore that is the shopping and entertainment hub of the city-state. Often the surrounding area is known as Orchard and associated with the road. ... more
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Lucky Plaza
Shopping Mall at Orchard Road, hub to Singapore's filipino community with many pinoy shops and restaurants ... more

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HOSTELS
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Betel Box
Hostel, Singapore
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
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Tree In Lodge
Hostel, Singapore
eco-friendly Hostel in Bugis located near Beach Road and close to Bugis MRT station ... more
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Rucksack Inn @ HongKong Street
Hostel, Singapore
Hostel in downtown Singapore near Boat and Clarke Quark, one of three Rucksack Inn branches in Singapore ... more

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Betel Box Hostel Tours Bistro Singapore
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Hotels in in Singapore
HOSTELS
in Singapore
5footway.inn Project Chinatown
Hostel in Chinatown, one of three 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
Related Flyers / Brochures
Fort Canning Park, Singapore
brochure of the heritage in downtown Singapore with the places of interest and a detailed map ... more
The Jewel Box Mount Faber, Singapore
Brochure of The Jewel Box, a transformed cable car station on Mount Faber in Singapore ... more
Sentosa Island, Singapore
quick guide brochure for Sentosa Island in Singapore including map ... more