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.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Singapore, Malaysia

Five Stones Hostel

address: 61 South Bridge Road, Singapore
Five-Stones-Hostel-Singapore.jpg, Boutique hostel in downtown Singapore, located near Boat Quay
Boutique hostel in downtown Singapore, located near Boat Quay

Five Stones Hostel contact information

phone: +65 6535 5607
website

Five Stones Hostel prices / booking

6-Bed Mixed Dorm - S$37
6-Bed Female Dorm - S$37
8-Bed Mixed Dorm - S$35
10-Bed Mixed Dorm - S$33
14-Bed Mixed Dorm - S$30
Double - S$105, S$110

 

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location of Five Stone hostel (photo: Google Street View)

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