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.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Singapore, Malaysia

Singapore River

Boat-Quay-Singapore-River.jpg, 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
Business district and Boat Quay
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

How to get to Singapore River
Singapore is right in the downtown of Singapore with main attractions like Boat Quay, Clark Quay, downtown and the adjacent colonial quarter located along the river. The nearest MRT stations are "Clarke Quay" (NE5) and "Raffles Places" (EW14, NS26).
 

Links:

Riverside on Wikitravel


Boat Quay
view of downtown Singapore and Boat Quay with its many riverside restaurants (signature dish: Chili Crap) at night


Clark Quay
the nightlife district of Clark Quay


Hippo River Cruise, Singapore River
Hippo River cruise, one of several options to do a sightseeing cruise on the Singapore River

map and location of Singapore River



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Things to do & see
Singapore Zoo - Night Safari
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. ... more
Singapore City Gallery
A free interactive exhibition spreading out over 3 storeys telling the story of Singapore's physical transformation in past, present and future with several impressive miniature models of the island and city center. ... more
Things to do & see
Melaka River Cruise, Melaka
The Melaka River Cruise is 45min boat ride on Sungai Melaka with audio commentary. The cruise offers new perspectives of the historical city centre, Chinatown, Kampong Morten and other places in Melaka. ... more

Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands
Main town in the Cameron Highlands (with Brinchang to the north and Ringlet to the south). Most budget guesthouses are here and it is the starting point for many jungle trails. ... more