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Malaysia
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.

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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Sri Mariamman Temple

address: 244 South Bridge Road Singapore 058793 - phone: (65) 6223 4064
Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapores oldest and most important Hindu temple, right in the middle of Chinatown
Sri Mariamman Temple (photo:Zbigniew Malolepszy)
Singapores oldest and most important Hindu temple, right in the middle of Chinatown

Getting There
Take the MRT to City Hall Station (EW13/NS25), then take SBS bus 103, 166 or 197 or SMRT Bus 61 from North Bridge Road.



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Budget Hotel located at Mt. Emily Park in a quiet upscale residential area, close to Little India
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
Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
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Things to do & see
Colonia District / Fort Cornwallis, Penang
Penang was the first british settlement in Malaya so many colonial building can be found like the remains of Fort Cornwallis where Captain Francis Light stepped ashore in 1786 ... more

Salang Beach, Tioman
Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation. ... more