Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

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Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

address: Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Esplanade-Theatres-on-the-Bay-Singapore.jpg, 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.
view from Marina 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.

How to get to the Esplanade
The closes MRT station (10min walk) is City Hall (EW13, NS25) through an underpass which also links four shopping centres –Citylink, Raffles City, Marina Square, SuntecCity and MilleniaWalk.
There are also several bus lines that stop right outside Esplanade Mall along Raffles Avenue.

Links:

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay official website


map and location of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay



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