Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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.

Book Hostels Online Now
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

map and location of Chinatown Singapore



BackpackingMalaysia recommends
Betel Box Hostel Tours Bistro Singapore
Related Places
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
Buddha_Tooth_Relic_Temple.jpg
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. ... more
Hotels in in Singapore
HOSTELS
in Singapore
The Mitraa
Hostel located just north of Little India, near Lavendar Street
Five Stones Hostel
Boutique hostel in downtown Singapore, located near Boat Quay
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 ... more
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. ... more
Things to do & see
Pasir Panjang (Long Beach), Pulau Redang
Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here ... more

Penang Bridge, Penang
A 13.5km long bridge linking the mainland with Penang. It was opening in 1985. Before all traffic depended on ferry services ... more