Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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.

Hotels in Singapore

The Mitraa

Hostel located just north of Little India, near Lavendar Street

A Beary Good Hostel

Backpacker Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Beary branches in Singapore

Attractions

Chinatown Singapore, 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

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The gardens by the bay is a new park (opened in June 2012) on recclaimed land just behind Marina Bay Sands including the amazing architectural structures of the 50m high solar-powered "supertrees".

Attractions

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang

Mansion built by Cheong Fatt Tze at the end of 19th Century has 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases & 220 vernacular timber louvre windows. Received UNESCO Most Excellent Heritage Conservation Award in 2000

Kellie’s Castle, Ipoh

Kellie's Castle is the ruin of a mansion located near Batu Gajah, about 20min south of Ipoh. The abandoned and unfinished castled was built by the Scottish planter William Kellie Smith in the 1920ies in a mix of architecural styles.