Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

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

Hangout @ Mt. Emily

Budget Hotel located at Mt. Emily Park in a quiet upscale residential area, close to Little India

Rucksack Inn @ HongKong Street

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

Attractions

Singapore Flyer, Singapore

The Singapore Flyer with a height of 165m is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. It opened in 2008 at the southern tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land area.

Henderson Waves, Singapore

Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge with a distinctive wave architecture connecting Mount Faber with Telok Blangah Hill Park

Attractions

Church of St. Francis Xavier, Melaka

Neo-Gothic Catholic church on Jalan Laksaman in the historical city center. The Church was built in 1856 by the Paris Foreign Missionary in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary.

Bird Watching / Bird Interpretive Centre, Fraser's Hill

Bird Watching is one of the most popular activities at Frasher's Hill. You can find information on flora and fauna,trails, the history of Frashers Hill and general information about birds at the Bird Interpretive Centre (BIC).