Faces of
Malaysia
Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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.

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Singapore, Malaysia

Singapore River

Boat-Quay-Singapore-River.jpg, 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
Business district and Boat Quay
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

How to get to Singapore River
Singapore is right in the downtown of Singapore with main attractions like Boat Quay, Clark Quay, downtown and the adjacent colonial quarter located along the river. The nearest MRT stations are "Clarke Quay" (NE5) and "Raffles Places" (EW14, NS26).
 

Links:

Riverside on Wikitravel


Boat Quay
view of downtown Singapore and Boat Quay with its many riverside restaurants (signature dish: Chili Crap) at night


Clark Quay
the nightlife district of Clark Quay


Hippo River Cruise, Singapore River
Hippo River cruise, one of several options to do a sightseeing cruise on the Singapore River

map and location of Singapore River



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Boutique hostel in downtown Singapore, located near Boat Quay
Things to do & see
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
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
Things to do & see
Pantai Batu Buruk (Beach), Kuala Terengganu
The beach is close to city center. The name literally means Beach of the Ugly Stone. It is popular to visit by the locals but it is considered too dangerous for swimming. ... more

Kampong Glam / Arab Street, Singapore
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