Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Singapore, Malaysia

Betel Box

Backpacker Hostel in a traditional shophouse in the historical Joo Chiat Road / Katong with a Peranakan restaurant downstairs. Betel Box also offers tours, including the famous Food Walk

River City Inn

Hostel in downtown Singapore closed to Clarke Quay and Boat Quay

Happy Snail Hostel

Hostel located near Bukit Merah in an condominium block, between downtown Singapore and Harbourfront

Five Stones Hostel

Boutique hostel in downtown Singapore, located near Boat Quay

Tree In Lodge

eco-friendly Hostel in Bugis located near Beach Road and close to Bugis MRT station

Wink Hostel

boutique flashpackers hostel in Chinatown

Travellers Inn

Hostel located on Jalan Besar (near Little India)

5footway.inn Project Chinatown

Hostel in Chinatown, one of three branches in Singapore

Hangout @ Mt. Emily

Budget Hotel located at Mt. Emily Park in a quiet upscale residential area, close to Little India

Rucksack Inn @ HongKong Street

Hostel in downtown Singapore near Boat and Clarke Quark, one of three Rucksack Inn branches in Singapore

Moni Gallery Hostel

Hostel located at Lavender Street, north of Little India

Fernloft City (Chinatown)

Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore

Beary Nice! by a beary good hostel

Backpacker Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Beary branches in Singapore

Pillows & Toast Heritage

Hostel in Chinatown, one of two Pillows & Toast branches in Singapore

Fernloft East Coast

Hostel in Eastern Singapore close to the beach and not far from airport, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore

Footprints Hostel

Hostel in Little India

The Mitraa

Hostel located just north of Little India, near Lavendar Street

A Beary Good Hostel

Backpacker Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Beary branches in Singapore

Fernloft Little India

Hostel in Little India, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore

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Hotels in Singapore

Pillows & Toast Heritage

Hostel in Chinatown, one of two Pillows & Toast branches in Singapore

A Beary Good Hostel

Backpacker Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Beary branches in Singapore

Attractions

Fort Canning Park, Singapore

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.

National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

The oldest museum (dating back to 1849) in Singapore exhibiting the history of Singapore, it was revamped and modernized between 2003 and 2006