Faces of
Malaysia
Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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.

Singapore, Malaysia

Little India

address: Little India, Singapore 210665
Little-India-Singapore.jpg, Vibrant, colourful and culturally authentic neighbourhood of the Indian community in Singapore with plenty of shops, temples and restaurants. It is also a center of backpacker accommodations.
Vibrant, colourful and culturally authentic neighbourhood of the Indian community in Singapore with plenty of shops, temples and restaurants. It is also a center of backpacker accommodations.

How to get to Little India
Little India is relatively central located and can be easily reached on foot coming from Kampong Glam or Bugis Street.
The closest MRT station is Little India (NE7, North-East Line).

Street View
corner of Clive St. and Dunlop St. (Google Street view image)


flower garlands
stall selling flower garlands


Little India at night
fruit & vegetable shops at night in Little India


shophouses
shophouses



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Betel Box Hostel Tours Bistro Singapore
Hotels in Singapore

5footway.inn Project Chinatown

Hostel in Chinatown, one of three branches in Singapore

Hangout @ Mt. Emily

Budget Hotel located at Mt. Emily Park in a quiet upscale residential area, close to Little India

Attractions

Singapore Zoo - Night Safari, Singapore

The Singapore Zoo, considered one of the world's bests, is one of the main attractions in Singapore, it also hosts the Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and the popular Night Safari.

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

Attractions

Harmony Street, Melaka

Jalan Tokong Besi in Chinatown is also called Harmony Street because Temples and Mosques of the three main religions of Malaysia are located peacefully in the same small street.

Beserah Fishing Village, Kuantan

Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times.