Singapore Travel Guides for Backpackers

A Short Visit/Tour to Governor’s House Karachi

Governor’s House is a place where everyone wants to visit and explore what’s inside. It has great importance as it is the official Governor’s residence and their business meeting place which is co-essential used for the events and parties for the Governor’s. In almost every country there is always a […]
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What to do in Buenos Aires: 7 places that will make you return

Buenos Aires is a great multicultural metropolis located in Argentina. Here you would find many things to do and many places to visit. It is the city that never sleeps, which always offers lots of flavours and colours. To begin with, of course, I recommend you to visit the typical […]
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Nuvasa Bay: A Sweet Spot in Batam Riau, Indonesia

Looking at it now, Batam Riau seems to be one of the fastest-growing tourism spots in Indonesia. No doubt it still isn’t very famous now… but it still grows at an unbelievably tremendous rate. How? Simple. It is an island about 30 kilometers from Singapore- a nation which happens to […]
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Hiking Napoleon's Hat Island

considered as the Singapore of Africa, Rwanda is one of the fast-developing and cleanest countries in Africa since the tragedy of 1994 where thousands of people where killed. Know as the country of thousand hills, Rwanda is home to different wildlife living in beautiful untouched forests, parks that house a […]
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What to Cover on a 5-Day Trip to Singapore

One of the world’s most prosperous economies, a melting pot of myriad cultures, an unparalleled urban feat, the country that is popular for its food. Whatever you choose to call it, you must agree on one thing: that Singapore is a country that you visit at least once in your […]
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Madagascar, Diego Suarez Bay: the snorkeling paradise

If you love snorkeling just like me, you will soon discover a hidden snorkeling paradise in Madagascar. I have traveled in so many places and swam in so many spots. But, until now, I only had two favorites and one of them is the Diego Suarez Bay, in the north […]
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Places not to be missed in Singapore

We know that Singapore is one of the largest tourism countries, not to mention that it is also the 5th most visited city in the world. Honestly, it will take more than a couple of weeks if you wanted to explore the whole city’s tourist spots. Yes. I’m just talking […]
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The Best of Singapore- for One Day or One Month

A city/country island in South East Asia, Singapore is one of the most popular tourist destinations these days. Some people like to visit this place for a week; some like the idea of settling here. So what makes this country irresistible? Singapore was one of the first international destinations that […]
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Everything You Should Be Doing in Montreal, Canada

In recent years, Montreal, Canada, has become a focal point for a lot of young people to visit thanks to our amazing nightlife. However, don’t be mistaken, even if you don’t want to come to grab a drink or hit up a nightclub, there are plenty of things to do […]
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Ideal Itinerary for Beijing Tour

One of my dream destinations is Beijing and it is primarily because of the Great Wall of China. This is why my friend, Feli, and I planned to celebrate our Y2015 birthdays here. However, we learned that it is not easy to communicate with the locals because only a few […]
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Singapore on A Budget: What To Do and Where To Go

A few months back, I took a trip to what was considered one of the most expensive cities in Asia. I have read a lot of stories about Singapore it has the cleanest streets, efficient modes of transportation, the tasty foods, and that going there would surely put a dent […]
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6 Best Dessert Cafe and Restaurant in Dublin, Ireland

When we go travel, our top bucket list apart of the tourist spot must be the cheap place to eat. However, this does not apply to travellers too, but also for a student like me. You ought to know that Dublin, Ireland is a very vibrant and multicultural city. You […]
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Singapore on a budget: food, things to do, and nightlife

I ended up in Singapore more out of convenience than any particular longing to travel there. Coming from New Zealand, but now living in England, when visiting home I face the joy of at least 24 hours of quality plane time. It struck me as silly to put myself through […]
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Exploring the Food, Culture & Art of Singapore

This young country was born from a fishing village, and having embraced the world market has sprouted skyscrapers and become a fast-paced, multicultural city with lots to offer prospective visitors. I spent a total of 10 days there in 2017 exploring food, culture and art, and the following are some […]
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Spending A Day at Singapore Zoo and Singapore Night Safari

  Welcome to bustling dynamic Singapore. Glittering skylines, some fantastic cityscapes, and stunning waterfronts. It’s like you have landed on the sets of some futuristic movie. Clearly, Singapore has proven to the image that the big things come in small packages. The Place To Visit #1. The Singapore Flyer I […]
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Explore a Different Singapore: Haw Par Villa and Chinese Gardens

Many would think of Singapore as an orderly, modern, concrete jungle decked with towering skyscrapers. However, there are destinations for travellers who wish to immerse themselves in a world beyond the realm of the Singapore everyday life. Perfect for a day’s itinerary on the sunny island, Haw Par Villa and the […]
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Things to do in Indonesia, Batam Riau

Speaking about Indonesia, it is a country consisting of over 17,000 islands, most of them usually uninhabited. Indonesia has some of the most spectacular underwater marine life. The staple food here is rice but many also do depend on fishing. But there also another set of people who depend on […]
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Youth travel guide to Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, the special administrative region within China is a mixture of the old and modern in one city. From dim sum to the neon lights at night to the mountains on Lantau Island, Hong Kong has it all. Having spent a full 5 days 4 nights in Hong Kong, […]
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Exploring London: Something for Everyone

London, the capital city of the UK, is a huge bustling city with plenty of things to explore, and something to cater to everyone’s interests. I hope that this article, based on my own experiences, will act as a guide for you to have the perfect holiday, no matter who […]
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Things to do in Singapore – An Expat Weekend Guide

So you are an expat 6 months into their new life and have started to find this tropical island somehow dry despite its high humidity. If that is the case, why not try some weekend activities of the locals? Here are some suggestions. Sing KTV in Singapore Singapore has a strong KTV […]
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Singapore: Get Closer to Nature

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and embrace the naturistic side of Singapore. Have you been to Singapore several times and have visited every famous tourist sightseeing places? Are you looking for a change of scenery and atmosphere? Are you looking for places to escape the hustle and […]
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Tips for first-time solo backpackers to South Africa


Wild Penguin at Boulder’s Beach This probably can be listed as one of the craziest things I have done in my early 20s. Waking up in one morning, I suddenly came up with a conclusion that I HAVE TO GO TO SOUTH AFRICA. Again, another impulsive decision. I make short trips […]
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Safari experience at Ranthambore

Planning a safari inevitably leads one to think of Africa, but… think twice! Asia has some wonderful opportunities. If big cats are your thing, think no more and head to India. Bengal tigers are definitely a big draw. In search of them, we headed towards Ranthambore National Park, covering 392 […]
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Singapore – Advice for a first time traveller

Singapore, the cleanest city in the world, boasting the worlds best airport, huge buildings and huge prices to match. There are a thousand claims and reputations surrounding this city but I’m here to officially give some advice for a first time traveller to help you along. First Impressions First impressions […]
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3 Kooky Things That Make Budapest a Gem

After I graduated from college, I circumnavigated the globe with my a cappella group. It sounds insane, and for good reason. It absolutely was. About midway around the world, we stopped for almost a week in Budapest, Hungary. Before arriving there, we had visited Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and […]
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Exploring Malacca: A Nyonya Town

While I have visited Malaysia several times, I have never truly seen the beauty of Malacca until this trip. The quaint city of Malacca has often been overlooked in comparison to the overwhelming flavors of Penang, the breath-taking scenery of Cameron Highlands, or the cosmopolitan skyscraper views of Kuala Lumpur. […]
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Singapore On A Budget: For Tourists and Locals Alike

Whether you’re living in Singapore or planning to visit for your next vacation, there are plenty of places to go to and things to do – for FREE or for a pretty low cost. Though Singapore is listed as THE MOST expensive city to live in (as of 2017 studies), […]
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Local people's daily life in Yangon

  Why Myanmar? Myanmar is not as popular as Thailand, Singapore or Malasia in southeast Asia, that is the very reason that lots of backpackers choose Myanmar as the destination. Yes, that’s the thinking pattern we backpackers have. Why you want to go traveling, probably because you get sick of […]
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Singapore: one city, many cultures

A lot has been written about Singapore, but I think the reason why is definitively worth a visit is represented by its multicultural environment. In a nutshell, visiting Singapore is like taking a look on several cultures and religions, all in one! Not bad for a city-state, right? Obviously, exploring […]
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Practical Things You Need to Know About Singapore

There have been many articles written about what to see and what to do in Singapore, but what about the nitty-gritty seemingly minute day-to-day things that actually do make up a big part of your travel experience? Culture shocks are fine, you are visiting a place to learn more about their culture […]
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Brunei: South East Asia’s Best Kept Secret

The beauty of Bandar Seri Begawan (“BSB”), Brunei is definitely one of Southeast Asia’s best-kept secrets, like being shared in hush-hush only to a privilege or lucky few. We were privileged and lucky, indeed, to have our Brunei vacation. On a random sale of Philippines’ Cebu Pacific airlines, I chanced […]
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Desaru: Discovering Surfing in Malaysia

Malaysia is a tropical climate country that does not have four seasons, but it has sunny days and rainy days throughout the year. During the Northeast Monsoon season, the sea will be raging and the tides will be high, which cause some parts of the beaches in Malaysia to be surfable.  Surfing […]
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Singapore: A Destination For Children Of All Ages

Generally thought of as a big business hub in South-East Asia, or as an ideal stopover between the lands ‘down under’ and Europe, Singapore actually has much to offer in terms of a proper holiday destination.  Families most would benefit from its compact size yet wealth of attractions, which suit […]
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Singapore on a budget

Singapore is one of the most modern and safest places to go in Asia. When arriving at Changi airport, you can already see it is very modern, organized and efficient. I was stunned to see that their MRT, Singapore's subway system, does not use any driver. Everything is automatic. And […]
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SINGAPORE: HOLLAND VILLAGE – Why you should plan an evening there

A little about Singapore Singapore, the tiny island off Malaysia, known for its planning ways, cleanliness, safety, development and of course the building with the ‘ship’ on top, has been successful in creating tiny towns within the tiny island. Having lived in Singapore for over two years, my impressions of […]
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Singapore Zoo and River Safari in a day

Today we’ve set our mind to visit Singapore Zoo and River Safari. Singapore Zoo was our first stop then River Safari for the boat ride just within the neighboring area. Let's start with Singapore Zoo.               Singapore Zoo was previously known as Singapore Zoological […]
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A Week In Tropical Paradise: Dos Palmas Island, Palawan

The Planning. My family and I always make it a point that we get to travel at the least once in a year. I’ve been dreaming to visit Palawan since forever, but my family was never a fan of beaches. So I thought I would have to wait until I’m […]
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Five Sensational Experiences to do in Singapore

How people see and take life in a country amazes me. As a culture-vulture kind of girl, I immerse myself with literature, food, art, and local experiences when visiting a particular nation. The city skyline and modern pace can only strike me with amazement, but I guess I’m that girl […]
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Top 5 parks to visit in Singapore

Occupying 719.1 square kilometres, Singapore is not an enormous country. (As a comparison, Australia is 7.692 million square kilometres.) However there is a lot squeezed into it: more than 5 million people, business hubs, a thriving arts scene, every imaginable type of food, a busy nightlife and continual construction. But because of […]
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7 Megalith Sites of Melaka: The Hunt into Myth

The Hunt Localisation “Melaka has what? What is this 'megaliths' you speak of?” I have a friend from uni who is incredibly proud of her home state of Melaka. So when I told her, out of the blue as I sometimes do, that I've taken it in my head to look for […]
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Making the most of my monsoon visa run in Penang, Malaysia

  Making the most of George Town, Penang in monsoon multicolour! November to March is monsoon season in Malaysia. It rains, and it rains hard! Not that this need be a problem – rain is more pleasant when it is warm! However, if you are visiting George […]
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Discovering Bintan Island in Indonesia

My husband and I landed in a very sleep Singapore, just before sunrise. The humidity hits you as soon as you step out of the cool confines of the air-conditioned airport. Our guide helps us with our bags as we hop into the car that will take us to the […]
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Eating My Way Through Singapore

My trip to Singapore was a welcome break from the craziness that is work. Armed with an appetite for adventure and an agenda that involves eating all the good stuff, I made my way to the city-state via a 3-hour plane ride from Manila. Hostel Check-in    First order of business: I […]
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Living the Mexican dream Part 1: Exploring Puebla

I was privileged to live in Puebla, Mexico for 5 months as part of an exchange program in my university. It is the 4th biggest city in the country after Mexico City, Ecatepec and Guadalajara. With nearly 2.5 million people living in the greater metropolitan area, it is among the […]
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HOW TO ENJOY BANGKOK IN 2 DAYS

I’m a sucker for cheap tickets. So, when Swiss Air had a sale on their Singapore to Bangkok flights, I immediately told my friends about it and of course, booked our tickets. That time, I no longer have available vacation leave so that left me with no choice but to […]
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Sin City – Cambodia Dirty South

I was not a seasoned traveller I visited Cambodia twice. Beginning with a cumbersome suitcase, so not cool among the backpacker community, I spent three weeks in the country arriving from Thailand via air, again frowned upon as a totally unnecessary waste of time and money when a couple of […]
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TRAVELLING MYANMAR DURING THE WATER FESTIVAL

MYANMAR DURING THE WATER FESTIVAL AND BUDDHIST NEW YEAR April 2016: “Some groups of people are just, inherently, cool! The Burmese men are such people. I never would have imagined that men could look so masculine in what we would call skirts (Longyi’s)… and many of them are very handsome […]
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Budget Travel In The Maldives

­A natural wonder and home to mesmerizing sunsets, white sand beaches, fresh seafood and plentiful marine life… Paradise? Yes. The 1200 islands belonging to Maldives are everything that anyone could hope for in an island getaway. The peaceful atmosphere combined with influence from surrounding countries in Asia and Africa, as […]
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SINGAPORE: A LAYOVER CHALLENGE

The plane landed at 8 o’clock in the evening on a Tuesday. Bags in hand and 18 hours to spare, every traveler who has had a long layover will ask themselves this question: What now? CHANGI TO THE CITY From the Changi International Airport, Singapore’s central where you can see […]
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Penang: Food Heaven of Malaysia

  Penang is one of the Malaysian state that is located northwest of Malaysia. Penang consists of two areas which are the island and the mainland that is attached to Malaysia Peninsula. For now, I will cover about the island since I’ve visited it numerous times.  The mode of transportation […]
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Kokura Adventure

Kokura Station Inside this once upon a Medieval Town The irony of being known as an ancient castle town when the place itself is now considered as one of the modern well-developed districts around Kitakyushu. It may seem located at the far side of Fukuoka, but […]
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Traveling To Singapore For The First Time

  My 1st experience traveling to Singapore. In February 2012, me and my friends had the opportunity to visit Singapore. We visited Little India, Bugis Street, Sentosa Island and China Town. We landed on Changi International Airport. After passing through the migration and take the suitcase the first time we […]
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Koh Phangan : The Highlights

Koh Phangan: Home to the Full Moon Party. After visiting Koh Phangan for the full moon party back in 2015, I went back a year later to find the island was a lot more exciting than I had thought! Here are a few of the experiences I feel that all […]
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Living in Singapore for a month

Last year, I was able to go to Singapore when I was one of the loan staff for our company’s international affiliate in SG. I, together with 10 other Filipino auditors stayed there for a month. Staying in the country for work is very much different than staying there for […]
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Singapore: An Urban Jungle Surprise

“Singapore is what your city could become if everyone obeyed the rules, did their jobs diligently, and just shut up. When your city gets to be this paragon of efficiency and discipline, would you still want to live there? Singapore is a model city, which is terrific if you happen […]
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Singapore: 6 Popular Places to Visit in Singapore

Singapore: 6 Popular Places to Visit in Singapore What comes to your mind when you hear the word Singapore? I bet that the first thing that will come into your mind is Marina Bay Sands Hotel. It is iconic because of its boat shaped infinity pool. Singapore is considered to be […]
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Goa: Living with locals

How to get around in Goa Goa is the smallest Indian State.  Living here is  just laid-back, that even on Sundays or holidays, the shops and market  in Margao are close.  At around 1:30pm-4:00pm that is lunch time or siesta  for the shop owners, which means that the shops are close […]
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One Way Among Seoul’s Thousands of Cafes

Walking the streets of Seoul, South Korea, people are bombarded with option after option if they want a cup of coffee. The hardest thing to find, actually, would be a standard cup o’ joe, but with a bubbling cafe culture diverse in different ways, you won’t miss percolator coffee all […]
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TAIPEI METRO – SHANDAO TEMPLE STA. : Getaway Inside the City

One of my Singaporean friends is coming to visit Taiwan this week. When we were discussing about her itinerary the other day, she mentioned that she would arrive Taiwan at around 6 on a Friday morning. The very first spot on her list is Fuhang Soy Milk (阜杭豆漿). She plans to go there right after […]
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Copenhagen, Denmark; Walks To Remember

As I’ve lived in Asia for the past 25 years of my life, it’s not always easy or possible to find the time and money to make a trip to Europe. Luckily for me, this summer presented the opportunity to spend a month traveling around Europe while supporting the facilitation […]
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One Day Trip to Oxford, England

What to do in Oxford, England In this post, I'll tell you how I traveled to Oxford, what I ate there, where to get a great view of the city, what I saw, and many more. Stay tune for a great story! To get to Oxford, I took an Oxford Tube bus from […]
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The Maldives on a Budget

Would you like to go to the Maldives but you’re not a millionaire? That’s not a problem! Let me show you how to travel the Maldives on a budget. The Maldives on a Budget When you think about the Maldives you probably picture an overwater bungalow, white-sand beaches with palm trees and […]
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Malaysia: Six days in Kota Kinabalu

  When you’re on the road, it’s so easy to get caught up in wanting to see as much as possible in a short space of time. I am guilty of doing this, and tend to move a pretty fast pace. After three weeks of being constantly on the move […]
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Singapore: Free trip by Transit Ticket

  Hello guys,,,I’m Citra from Indonesia. I want to share some of my traveling story. May it will be useful for you. Planning the trip I start my first traveling abroad by going to Singapore and Phuket. My and my 2 officemates are planning this trip for 4 months ago. […]
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Singapore : Las Vegas of Asia

BACKGROUND Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and also known as the Lion City, the Garden city, and the Red Dot, is a global city in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state. It lies 137 km north of the equator, at the southernmost tip of continental Asia and […]
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Hong Kong: Why not visit the oldest district?

Hong Kong, in many travelers’ mind, is either a busy commercial city or a paradise of shopping and eating. It’s somehow a fact and you must have great experiences for your holiday here. But, would you like to explore this tiny and beautiful city beyond that? Sham Shui Po, my […]
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Malaysia: The Capital City

As an eager and curious 18 year old, my first travel destination post high school did not disappoint. Malaysia was definitely a fascinating place to kick-start my travels – its capital city Kuala Lumpur filled with vibrancy, culture and friendly people. Getting there: The Road to Kuala Lumpur Being students […]
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