Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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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).
 

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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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HOSTELS
in Singapore
Betel Box
Backpacker Hostel in a traditional shophouse in the historical Joo Chiat Road / Katong with a Peranakan restaurant downstairs. Betel Box also offers tours, including the famous Food Walk
Moni Gallery Hostel
Hostel located at Lavender Street, north of Little India
Things to do & see
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Architecturally unique (durian shaped) Performing arts centre alongside Marina Bay, near the mouth of the Singapore River. It contains a concert hall, theatre, outdoor performing centres and the Esplanade Mall. ... more
Little India
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. ... more
Things to do & see
Henderson Waves, Singapore
Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge with a distinctive wave architecture connecting Mount Faber with Telok Blangah Hill Park ... more

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 ... more