Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Singapore, Malaysia
brochure of the heritage in downtown Singapore with the places of interest and a detailed map ... more
Brochure of The Jewel Box, a transformed cable car station on Mount Faber in Singapore ... more
quick guide brochure for Sentosa Island in Singapore including map ... more
8-page brochure by the Singapore Tourism Board with several guided walking tours ... more
8-page brochure of the the Ferris wheel Singapore Flyer when it was opened in 2009 (before the completion of Marian Bay Sands) ... more
2-page flyer including contact information and how to get there with a detailed location map ... more
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Betel Box Hostel Tours Bistro Singapore
Hotels in Singapore

River City Inn

Hostel in downtown Singapore closed to Clarke Quay and Boat Quay

Fernloft Little India

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

Attractions

Chinatown Singapore, Singapore

Singapore′s Chinatown is the traditional Chinese quarters of the city. Today it is a major tourist attraction with national heritage sites, souvenir markets and beautifully restored traditional shop houses

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Sentosa, which means tranquillity in Malay, is a popular resort island at the harbour in Singapore with beaches and countless of rides, attractions and things to do