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A bit pricier than the average food court, but it's nicer and cleaner too. But good value compared to restaurants. A great variety of food can be found here, from Indonesian to Thai to Peranakan to Middle Eastern to ethnic Sabah fare. Nice outdoor seating too.
A lot of the budget accommodation is on and around Chulia Street. This is where most backpackers hang out due to the bars and cheap hostels. You'll also find excellent wan tan mee and kari mee here in the evenings where the hawkers wheel their carts out.
One of the largest Hindu pilgrimages outside of India, Batu Caves attracts Hindu devotees from across Asia and tourists from around the world. Witness the faithful praying and receiving blessings and meet monkeys along the 272 steps leading up to the caves, situated midway up the 400 million year old limestone mountains.
The night safari is essentially a zoo that you visit at night. You ride a tram through the park and view a bunch of animals under dim lighting. There is a show also. There are also a number of walking trails that you can take to see more animals. They call it Singapore's number one nightlife spot.
A huge and well-manicured park in Singapore, the Botanic Gardens is a great place for a long walk and a chance to see a lot of native flora. Also the location of the Orchid gardens. The Botanic Gardens have free entry.
Despite only making up 3%/of the population, the Chinese of Kuala Terengganu's Chinatown have one of the most authentic in Malaysia. Packed with old shop house, kopi tiams, and a beautiful temple, this Chinatown makes a good introduction to the small, but tight, Chinese community of Terengganu.
Bruges is a beautifully preserved medieval city in the Flemish part of Belgium. The Middle Ages made Bruges a rich place, with it weavers who turned English wool into clothing that was exported world-wide. But Bruges began to decline in the 15th century. As the most popular tourist destination in Belgium, Bruges can be overwhelmed with visitors. But a simple walk outside the center will lead you along quiet canals and narrow streets. Try Ghent as a less-touristed alternative to Bruges.
A well-situated small city in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland called Ticino. Although it's not a very large city, Belinzona has three castles! A walk/bus ride to the upper two castles offers nice view of the city and surrounding mountains. Bellinzona is a good stop off between Zurich and Milan.
Old restaurant serving up fine local beer and great food. They're really into medieval food here so there's lots of grains and meat. Set inside a really old wooden building with great atmosphere.
Nice hostel in an old building on the edge of old Cesky Krumlov. Dorms and private rooms, no bunk beds! Good value, friendly staff, kitchen, and free Wi-Fi make this a good choice to base yourself in CK for a couple days.
In Czech Republic's western half, Bohemia, gorgeous old Cesky Krumlov sits among the meandering arcs of the Vltava River. Its renaissance and baroque buildings are squeezed into the cobbled streets below the 16th century castle up on the hill. Tourists have discovered the place, but don't let that turn you off. This is a special town. My advice is to just enjoy Cesky Krumlov--and it isn't hard. Although there aren't many attractions to visit, best to stay here overnight and at least one full day to properly take in the small town atmosphere. This is the kind of town where you can show up at a 500 year-old pub and tourists and locals are drinking (and perhaps even singing and dancing) together in harmony.