Faces of
Malaysia
Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Singapore, Malaysia

Singapore

Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. At 704.0 sqkm (272 square miles), it is one of the few city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

Singapore, shophouses, Little India
Singapore
shophouses, Little India
Singapore, Singapore skyline
Singapore
Singapore skyline

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Singapore Seight-seeing buses / tours

Singapore offers a few options to do a sight-seeing tour with hop-on hop-off type of buses with the SIA Hop-on Bus, FunVee Open Top Bus and the sea & land trips of Duck & Hippo Tours.

Kuala Lumpur - Singapore

There are plenty of options (flight, bus, train) to do the journey of 350km between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. We browsed through all bus companies serving this route and compiled the prices, times, departure and arrival points for you.

Thaipusam Festival

The Hindu Thaipusam Festival festival is a public holiday in Malaysia and takes place every year end of January / beginning of February.

Things to Do & See

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

Chinatown 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

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands became Singapore's most prominent landmark with its SkyPark when it opened in 2010. It comprises of a casino, hotel, theatres, the ArtScience museum and a shopping mall.

Singapore Zoo - Night Safari

The Singapore Zoo, considered one of the world's bests, is one of the main attractions in Singapore, it also hosts the Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and the popular Night Safari.

Little India

Vibrant, colourful and culturally authentic neighbourhood of the Indian community in Singapore with plenty of shops, temples and restaurants. It is also a center of backpacker accommodations.

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Architecturally unique (durian shaped) Performing arts centre alongside Marina Bay, near the mouth of the Singapore River. It contains a concert hall, theatre, outdoor performing centres and the Esplanade Mall.

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Restaurants & Food Courts

Betel Box Bistro

The Betel Box Bistro is a Peranakan neighbourhood restaurant in the historic Joo Chiat / Katong district of Singapore. It shares a traditional shophouse with the Betel Box Hostel.

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Transport

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.

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.

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.

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Shopping

VivoCity

Singapore's largest shopping mall, located at HarbourfFront with direct connection to Sentosa Island via Monorail or Boardwalk, also has a Golden Screen Cinema

Orchard Road

is a road in Singapore that is the shopping and entertainment hub of the city-state. Often the surrounding area is known as Orchard and associated with the road.

Lucky Plaza

Shopping Mall at Orchard Road, hub to Singapore's filipino community with many pinoy shops and restaurants

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ACCOMMODATION

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

Tree In Lodge

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

Rucksack Inn @ HongKong Street

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

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Hotels in Singapore

Pillows & Toast Heritage

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

Fernloft City (Chinatown)

Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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