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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.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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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, Maxwell Food Center, Chinatown
Singapore
Maxwell Food Center, Chinatown
Singapore, Boat Qay
Singapore
Boat Qay

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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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HOSTELS
Betel-Box-Hostel-Singapore-House.jpg, 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
Betel Box
Hostel, Singapore
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 ... more
Tree-In-Lodge-Singapore2.jpg, eco-friendly Hostel in Bugis located near Beach Road and close to Bugis MRT station
Tree In Lodge
Hostel, Singapore
eco-friendly Hostel in Bugis located near Beach Road and close to Bugis MRT station ... more
rucksack-inn-singapore2.jpg, Hostel in downtown Singapore near Boat and Clarke Quark, one of three Rucksack Inn branches in Singapore
Rucksack Inn @ HongKong Street
Hostel, Singapore
Hostel in downtown Singapore near Boat and Clarke Quark, one of three Rucksack Inn branches in Singapore ... more

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HOSTELS
in Singapore
Fernloft Little India
Hostel in Little India, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore
Pillows & Toast Heritage
Hostel in Chinatown, one of two Pillows & Toast branches in Singapore
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Fort Canning Park, Singapore
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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