Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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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Marina Bay Sands

address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956 - tel: +65 6688 8868 ‎
singpare-marina-bay-sands.jpg, Marina Bay Sands became Singapore's most prominent landmark with its SkyPark when it opened in 2010. It comprises of a casino, hotel, theatres, the ArtScience museum and a shopping mall.
Marina Bay Sands became Singapore's most prominent landmark with its SkyPark when it opened in 2010. It comprises of a casino, hotel, theatres, the ArtScience museum and a shopping mall.

How to get to Marina Bay Sands
MRT
Marina Bay Sands is directly connected to the MRT system with the "Bayfront" station (CE2) of the Circle Line Extention.
Buses:
97/97E, 106, 133, 502/502A, 518/518A, NR1 (Available on Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays), and NR6 (Available on Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays).
Watertaxi:
Singapore Cruise: from Clark Quarke, Boat Quark, Merlion Park (S$4)
HiPPO River Cruse Water Taxi: from Esplanade, Boat Quay, Riverside, Marina Bay South Dock

Links:

official website


Sands SkyPark
The SkyPark an architectural masterpiece sitting on top fo the three 55-storey hotel towers at a height of 191 meters. The SkyPark includes the world's longest elevated (infinity) swimming pool (only accessable to hotel guests), rooftop restaurants and an observation deck on the cantilever of the skypark.

operating hours:
Mo - Fri 9.30am - 10pm
Fri - Sun 9.30am - 11pm

ticket prices:
S$20 for adults
S$14 for children (aged between 2 – 12 years*)
S$17 for senior citizens (aged 65 years and above)
Children under 2 years may enter for free.

There are free daily guided tours at 10am, 2pm and 9pm with 50 guests limited to each tour. Registration starts at 9.30am on first-come-first-served basis. The SkyPark ticket office is located at B1, Tower 3.
 

Restaurants on SkyPark
If you dine at one of the two restaurants, you have free access to the observation deck:
KU DÉ TA  - from $88 per adult
Sky on 57 - minimum spend $50 (lunch) or $100 (dinner)
 

Sands SkyPark
view from the SkyPark observation to downtown Singapore, photo: billbe


Marina Bay Sands Hotel
One reasons to book one of the pricy 2500 hotel rooms in the three towers is the use of the infinity pool on the SkyPark deck which is reserved for hotel guest only.
Check prices and make a booking here
 


ArtScience Museum
The lotus-shaped museum is located right in front of the three hotel towers.
opening hours: Daily: 10am - 10pm, last admission at 9pm
ticket prices depend on the exhibition, more information here
 


Marina Bay Sands Casino
Visitors can enter the giant casino for free, Singapore residents have to pay $100 to get in (minimum age 16). There is a casual smart dresscode so don't try enter with shorts and flip-flops.
more information

 

Marina Bay Sands
the 3 towers of Marina Bay Sands Hotel at night


The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands
The Shoppes, the luxury shopping mall at Marina Bay Sands


bayfront, Marina Bay Sands
the Bayfront with the Art and Science Museum



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