Faces of
Malaysia
Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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Sri Mariamman Temple

address: 244 South Bridge Road Singapore 058793 - phone: (65) 6223 4064
Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapores oldest and most important Hindu temple, right in the middle of Chinatown
Sri Mariamman Temple (photo:Zbigniew Malolepszy)
Singapores oldest and most important Hindu temple, right in the middle of Chinatown

Getting There
Take the MRT to City Hall Station (EW13/NS25), then take SBS bus 103, 166 or 197 or SMRT Bus 61 from North Bridge Road.

map and location of Sri Mariamman Temple



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Pantai Batu Buruk (Beach), Kuala Terengganu
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