Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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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Singapore, Malaysia
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MRT (Mass Rapid Transit)
The modern and efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is probably the fastest way to get around Singapore. It consists of 4 lines with 3 more lines in the making or planning. ... more
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Changi Airport
Singapore's main airport, in the eastern part of the island, was voted the world's best airport in 2012 and handles international long-distance flights from regular and budget airlines. ... more
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Golden Mile Complex Bus Terminal
Many bus operators use the Golden Mile Complex / Tower as drop-off and depature point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia. The Golden Mile Complex itself is a shopping mall with Thai clubs, shops and food stalls. ... more
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Bus System
The second leg of Singapore's efficient public transport system, after the MRT, are the more than 300 bus lines. ... more
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Lavender Street Bus Terminal
Another pick-up and drop-off point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia in a parking lot at the corner of Lavender St. and Kallang Bahru. ... more
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Queen Street Bus Terminal
This street bus terminal connects downtown Singapore with Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru. It is located between Arab Street/Kampung Glam and Little India and also serves buses to/from Kuala Lumpur. ... more
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Woodlands Train Checkpoint
After the closure of Tanjong Pajar Railway station, the the Woodland Train Checkpoint in the north of Singapore took over as the station for trains arriving from and leaving to Malaysia. ... more
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Hotels in in Singapore
HOSTELS
in Singapore
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
Hangout @ Mt. Emily
Budget Hotel located at Mt. Emily Park in a quiet upscale residential area, close to Little India
Things to do & see
Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer with a height of 165m is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. It opened in 2008 at the southern tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land area. ... more
Sentosa Island
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 ... more