Faces of
Malaysia
Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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.

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Singapore, Malaysia

Chinatown Singapore

address: between Pagoda Street and Smith Street, Chinatown MRT station
Chinatown-Singapore.jpg, 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
Pagoda Street in Chinatown
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

How to get to Chinatown
The easiest way to get to Chinatown is by MRT. The North-East Line station "Chinatown" brings you right into Pagado Street, the main bazaar of Chinatown.
Chinatown is walkable within a few minutes from downtown / Boat Quay.
 

Temple Street, Chinatown Singapore, google street view
Temple Street (Google Street view, click image to open Google Maps)


Pagoda Street, Chinatown, Singapore
Pagado Street, view as your coming from the underground MRT station "Chinatown"


souvenirs, Chinatown, Singapore
You shouldn't have any problems finding souvenirs in Singapore's Chinatown


Maxwell Food Center
Maxwell Food Center, a typical hawker centere opposite the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple


Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple und Museum



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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore. The temple, built in 2007, also contains a museum is located in the the Chinatown district.

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HOSTELS
in Singapore
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Backpacker Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Beary branches in Singapore
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Hostel in Eastern Singapore close to the beach and not far from airport, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore
Attractions
Attractions

Little India Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

KL′s Little India. There is a lot of history to Brickfields as it is one of the pioneer settlements in Kuala Lumpur with a large Indian community, the area along Jalan Tun Sambanthan makes you feel you are in India.

A Famosa, Melaka

The remains of a fortress that was built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. Also known as Porta De Santiago.