Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

Singapore, Malaysia

Fernloft City (Chinatown)

address: Blk 5 Banda Street #02-92, Singapore
Fernloft-City-Chinatown-Singapore.jpg, Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore
Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore

Fernloft City (Chinatown) contact information

phone: +65 6323 3221 / +65 9838 6718
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Fernloft City (Chinatown) prices / booking

12-Bed Mixed Dorm - S$22
4-Bed FemaleDorm - S$25

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location Fernloft Chinatown
location of Fernloft hostel in Chinatown next to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (photo: Google Street View)

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Attractions

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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Henderson Waves, Singapore

Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge with a distinctive wave architecture connecting Mount Faber with Telok Blangah Hill Park