Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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



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Hotels in Singapore

Fernloft East Coast

Hostel in Eastern Singapore close to the beach and not far from airport, one of three Fernloft branches in Singapore

Wink Hostel

boutique flashpackers hostel in Chinatown

Attractions

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore

One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore. The temple, built in 2007, also contains a museum is located in the the Chinatown district.

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Sentosa, which means tranquillity in Malay, is a popular resort island at the harbour in Singapore with beaches and countless of rides, attractions and things to do

Attractions

Cherating Beach, Cherating

mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right

Komtar Tower, Penang

Penangs tallest building and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, the complex also hosts a shopping mall and a local bus terminal. The tower is worth visiting for its observation on the Level 65 and the daring skywalk on Level 68.