Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Singapore, Malaysia

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.



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Hotels in Singapore

Rucksack Inn @ HongKong Street

Hostel in downtown Singapore near Boat and Clarke Quark, one of three Rucksack Inn branches in Singapore

Beary Nice! by a beary good hostel

Backpacker Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Beary branches in Singapore

Attractions

Singapore River, Singapore

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

Little India, Singapore

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.

Attractions

National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur

The National Planetarium is a space science exhibition with a telescope and observation tower in the Lake Gardens.

Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple, Penang

Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added