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Malaysia
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.

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.

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Chinatown Singapore

address: between Pagoda Street and Smith Street, Chinatown MRT station
Chinatown-Singapore.jpg, 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
Pagoda Street in Chinatown
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

How to get to Chinatown
The easiest way to get to Chinatown is by MRT. The North-East Line station "Chinatown" brings you right into Pagado Street, the main bazaar of Chinatown.
Chinatown is walkable within a few minutes from downtown / Boat Quay.
 

Temple Street, Chinatown Singapore, google street view
Temple Street (Google Street view, click image to open Google Maps)


Pagoda Street, Chinatown, Singapore
Pagado Street, view as your coming from the underground MRT station "Chinatown"


souvenirs, Chinatown, Singapore
You shouldn't have any problems finding souvenirs in Singapore's Chinatown


Maxwell Food Center
Maxwell Food Center, a typical hawker centere opposite the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple


Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple und Museum



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