Faces of
Malaysia
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

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.

Singapore, Malaysia

MRT (Mass Rapid Transit)

MRT-Singapore.jpg, The modern and efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is probably the fastest way to get around Singapore. It consists of 4 lines with 3 more lines in the making or planning.
The modern and efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is probably the fastest way to get around Singapore. It consists of 4 lines with 3 more lines in the making or planning.

Lines:

North South Line (NS)
opened in 1987, 26 stations, 45km (Jurong East - Marina Bay)
operator: SMRT

East West Line (EW)
opened in 1987, 35 stations,57km (Changi Airport - Tanah Merah)
operator: SMRT

Nort East Line (NE)
opened in 2003, 16 stations, 20km (Harbour Front - Punggol)
operator: SBS Transit

Circle Line (CC)
opened in 2009, 30 stations, 36km
operator: SMRT

opening in 2013:
stage 1 of Downtown Line
operator: SBS Transit

Operating Hours
from 5.30am until midnight - 1am (depending on the station)

Planing your journey, Fares & Ticketing
You can check  the train fare calculator on the SMRT website to get prices (click on the the stations on the map to make a selection of your journey).
The Public Transport website of Singapore has a  fare calculator for MRT/LRT and Buses.
Another great sources for planning your public transport (MRT, LRT, Bus and Taxis) within Singapore is gothere.sg
Tickets can be bought at  ticketing machins at the station and from ticket offices.

For people living in Singapore are staying longer, the EZ-link card or NETS Flashpay card is handy as it stores value on it can be used for MRT and buses with 15% discount. The cards costs S$15 with a S$7 value preloaded on it (top-ups will be in increments of S$10 after that).
EZ-Link also offers a Singapore Tourist Pass for a price of S$10 per day for unlimited train and bus rides (2-Day-Pass: $16, 3-Day-Pass: $20). There is an aditional S$10 dollar deposit on the card which can be redeem within 5 days of expiration.
The Tourist Pass can be bought at the ticket offices of theses stations: Changi Airport, Orchard, Chinatown, City Hall, Raffles Places, Ang Mo Kio, HarbourFront, Bugis.
 

MRT & LRT System Map, Singapore
(click on map to the PDF Version)
green line: East West Line
red line: Nort South Line
purple line: North East Line
orange line: Circle Line


 

 



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