Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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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.

SIA Hop-on Bus

SIA Hop-on Bus

The SIA Hop-on Bus is a hop-on hop-off type of tourist bus in collaboration with Singapore Airlines.

Prices for a One-Day pass (City & Sentosa Island):
S$12 (child: S$6)
S$6 (S$3) for Singapore Airlines / SilkAir passengers
The tickets can be purchased from the drivers at the bus.

operating times:
9am - 9pm

bus stops:
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More information and the route map: www.siahopon.com

 

FunVee Open Top Bus

FunVee Open Top Bus provide as a hop-on hop-off bus in a open top double decker bus.
FunVee runs on three routes (route description):

Green Route (CA) - City Attractions Hopper
via Merlion Park / Chinatown / Botanic Gardens / Orchard Road and Hotels along Tanglin / Scotts / Orchard Road / Bras Basah / Raffles City

RED ROUTE (SE) - Sentosa Attractions FunVee
via Chinatown / Little India / Arab Street

ORANGE ROUTE (EA) - Ethnic Attractions
via Civic District / Chinatown / Little India / Kampong Glam / Arab Street

price:
S$23 per person
S$19.90 if you book online

operating hours:
9am - 7pm,
the first trip of all three routes starts at 9am from the Singapore Flyer

more information: www.citytours.sg

 

Duck & Hippo Tours

Singapore Duck Tours
the DUCKtour craft in action

Duck & Hippo offers a variety of seight-seeing option - from the hop-on hop-on bus, to the HiPPO river tour and the unique DUCK tour in a remodeled WWII amphibious Vietnamese war craft that travels on land and sea. Duck & Hippo have 2 package option:

Singapore Pass
duration: 2 Full Days (with 'Buy 1 Day, Get 2nd Day Free' promotion)
attractions: DUCK, Flyer & 12 ticketed tours
price: S$69

Singapore Seightseeing Pass
duration: 24 hours (Top Up $6 for another 24 hours access)
attractions: City Sightseeing City route, City Sightseeing Heritage route, The Original Tour, HiPPO River Cruise
price: S$33

more information: www.ducktours.com.sg