Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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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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