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Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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

Sentosa Island

Sentosa-Island-Singapore-Palawan-Beach-suspension-bridge.jpg, 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
suspension bridge at Palawan Beach
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

How to get to Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island is located near the Harbour Front to the south of downtown Singapore. It can be reach via Sentosa Express and a walking across Sentosa Boardwalk from VivoCity Shopping Mall. VivaCity has a MRT station for the Circle Line (CC29) and North-East Line (NE1).

Sentosa Express
Sentosa Express is a Monorail that leaves from Level 3 of VivoCity to Sentosa Island. There are 3 stops on the island: Waterfront Station (access to Resorts World Sentosa), Imbiah Station (in the centre of the island) and the Beach Station.
Operating Hours: 7am - 12mn daily
Admission Fee: S$3.50

Sentosa Boardwalk
Sentosa Boardwalk is a nicely landscaped walkway across to Sentosa Island. There are even travelators installed along most of the way.
Operating Hours: 24hrs daily
Admission Fee: S$1

Singapore Cable Car
The Singapore Cable Car is spectacular, yet pricy, way to get to Singapore from either Mt.Faber or HarbourFront Tower 2.
Operating Hours: 8.45am - 10pm daily
Ticket Price (2-way trip): S$29 (S$18 child)
 

Links:

Sentosa (Official Website)


beach tram
the beach tram commutes on 2 lines along the beach front and is free of charge


Monorail and Boardwalkd
view from VivoCity to Sentosa Island with the Monorail and the Sentosa Boardwalk


Getting Around on Sentosa Island
With so many things to do and see all around the island, it is very convinient that there are free means of transport available. There are 3 bus lines (Blue, Yellow and Red Line) which connect Tanjong Beach, Beach Station, Resorts World Sentosa, Imbiah Lookout and Siloso Point. The buses operate from 7am - 11pm (on weekends and public holidays to midnight). Along the beaches operate 2 Beach Trams running from 9am - 11pm (midnight). View the map below for details:

map of Sentosa Island
click on the map to open a bigger version as PDF, courtesy of Sentosa Island


Things to do and Sentosa Island
There are so many things to do  at Sentosa that is too much to list here. Check out the Sentosa website for detailed information. The cheapest way to enjoy Sentosa is to just visit the beaches and cruise around the island using the free buses and trams. However, Sentosa can get expensive once you start using the many fun rides and activities. You can either pay at each attraction or buy play passes. There are 4 options:

Day Play Pass
access up to 16 attractions
9am - 7pm
price: S$65.90 (child S$49.90) / weekends & PH: S$71.90 (S$53.90)

Noon Play Pass
choose 4 out of 16 attractions
2.30pm - 7pm
price: S$42.90 (child S$36.90) / weekends & PH: S$44.90 (S$38.90)

The attractions are: Unlimited Skyride, Fort Siloso Combat Skirmish, The Flying Trapez, Sentosa Cineblast, Skyline Luge, Sentosa 4D Magix, Images of Singapore, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, Bi-pedal Cicycle, Desperados in 3D

2-Day Play Pass
1 day of Universal Studios Singapore
and 1 day of Day Play Pass attractions
price: S$129.90 (child S$95.90) / Fri - Sun: S$134.90 (S$99.90)

Evening Play Pass
choose 3 out of 12 attractions
6pm - 10pm
price: S$26.90 / weekends & PH: S$28.90


Singapore Harbour
Singapore Harbour as seen from Sentosa Express (Monorail)


Palawan Beach
Palawan Beach is one of 3 beaches on Sentosa Island (the others are Tanjong Beach and Siloso Beach)


Southernmost Point of Continental Asia
Southernmost Point of Continental Asia at Palawan Beach


Skyline Luge Sentosa
Skyline Luge - the downhill cart ride with cable car is one of the many fun ride and activities

Related Flyers / Brochures

Sentosa Island, Singapore

quick guide brochure for Sentosa Island in Singapore including map
[click here for details or click images below to enlarge]
The content and images of this flyer / brochure are courtesy of: © Sentosa Development Corporation It was released sometime around 2009. Some information might not be up-to-date anymore.


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