Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

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

Tree In Lodge

eco-friendly Hostel in Bugis located near Beach Road and close to Bugis MRT station

The Mitraa

Hostel located just north of Little India, near Lavendar Street

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

Singapore River, Singapore

The mouth of the Singapore River was the old Port of Singapore. It houses many of Singapore′s top historical and cultural attractions and nightlife. Famous spots: Boat Quay, Clark Quay, The Merlion, Fullerton Hotel

Attractions

Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake).

Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Founded in 1873, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. It is situated at edge of Chinatown on Jalan Tun H.S.Lee (fomerly Jalan Bandar / High Street).