Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

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.

SIA Hop-on Bus

SIA Hop-on Bus

The SIA Hop-on Bus is a hop-on hop-off type of tourist bus in collaboration with Singapore Airlines.

Prices for a One-Day pass (City & Sentosa Island):
S$12 (child: S$6)
S$6 (S$3) for Singapore Airlines / SilkAir passengers
The tickets can be purchased from the drivers at the bus.

operating times:
9am - 9pm

bus stops:
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More information and the route map: www.siahopon.com

 

FunVee Open Top Bus

FunVee Open Top Bus provide as a hop-on hop-off bus in a open top double decker bus.
FunVee runs on three routes (route description):

Green Route (CA) - City Attractions Hopper
via Merlion Park / Chinatown / Botanic Gardens / Orchard Road and Hotels along Tanglin / Scotts / Orchard Road / Bras Basah / Raffles City

RED ROUTE (SE) - Sentosa Attractions FunVee
via Chinatown / Little India / Arab Street

ORANGE ROUTE (EA) - Ethnic Attractions
via Civic District / Chinatown / Little India / Kampong Glam / Arab Street

price:
S$23 per person
S$19.90 if you book online

operating hours:
9am - 7pm,
the first trip of all three routes starts at 9am from the Singapore Flyer

more information: www.citytours.sg

 

Duck & Hippo Tours

Singapore Duck Tours
the DUCKtour craft in action

Duck & Hippo offers a variety of seight-seeing option - from the hop-on hop-on bus, to the HiPPO river tour and the unique DUCK tour in a remodeled WWII amphibious Vietnamese war craft that travels on land and sea. Duck & Hippo have 2 package option:

Singapore Pass
duration: 2 Full Days (with 'Buy 1 Day, Get 2nd Day Free' promotion)
attractions: DUCK, Flyer & 12 ticketed tours
price: S$69

Singapore Seightseeing Pass
duration: 24 hours (Top Up $6 for another 24 hours access)
attractions: City Sightseeing City route, City Sightseeing Heritage route, The Original Tour, HiPPO River Cruise
price: S$33

more information: www.ducktours.com.sg