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.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Singapore, Malaysia

VivoCity

address: 1 Harbourfront Ave, Singapore 098585 - tel: (65) 6337 6860
center-court-VivoCity-Shopping-Mall-Singapore.jpg, Singapore's largest shopping mall, located at HarbourfFront with direct connection to Sentosa Island via Monorail or Boardwalk, also has a Golden Screen Cinema
Singapore's largest shopping mall, located at HarbourfFront with direct connection to Sentosa Island via Monorail or Boardwalk, also has a Golden Screen Cinema

How to get to VivoCity

BY BUS
Services:
10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, 855

BY MRT
Take the NorthEast Line, and alight at the HarbourFront Station (CC29, NE1).

VivoCity is also directly connected to Sentosa Island via the Sentosa Express (Monorail). The Monorail station is at 3rd floor of VivoCity
 

VivoCity Harbourfront
view from Sentosa Express with the Sentosa boardwalk below and VivoCity to the right, in the background you can see the cable car


Opening Hours
10am - 10pm daily

Links:

VivoCity website


Sentosa Station
Monorail Station on 3rd floor, departure for Sentosa Island via Sentosa Express


Food Republic, VivoCity
the popular Food Republic food court (another Food Republic can be found in the Pavilion Shopping Mall in Kuala Lumpur)


Food Republic Singapore
foods stalls inside Food Republic



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Hangout @ Mt. Emily

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Footprints Hostel

Hostel in Little India

Attractions

Kampong Glam / Arab Street, Singapore

Kampong Glam is a heritage neighbourhood in Singapore with many beautifully refurbished shophouses and the Sultan Mosque as it's landmark. The area around Arab Street host many middle eastern restaurants, textile and fabric shops.

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

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.

Attractions

Rock-climbing at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses.

Petaling Street (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown in KL is one of the oldest parts of city. The main attractions is the roofed street market along Petaling Street which is popular for selling for fake branded goods like bags, shoes, clothes and watches.