Backpacking in South East Asia, and the best hostels

The Shophouse

The Shophouse, one of our favourite budget places in Singapore

Prabhu is a prolific backpacker. He has good experience traveling around South East Asia. We talked about budget stays in Singapore, backpacker places in Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The appeal of Indonesia and diving trips to Malaysian islands.

01:11 – Prabhu’s top budget accommodation picks in Singpore and why?  Shophouse, Hong Kong Street – Rivercity Inn, Lavender Street – Rucksack Inn

2:14 – Why stay in hostels?

2:55 – Favorite hostels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Sunshine Bedz

04:15 – Favorite backpacker hangout  – Discovery Cafe in Melaka (Malaysia)

05:00 – Old Penang Guesthouse in Penang

05:35 – Backpacking in Vietnam – The Old Quarter of Hanoi

06:20 – What is the main difference staying in the hostels in Singapore versus staying in hostels in other destinations in South East Asia

07:20 – Beginning backpacking in Seam Reap –  7 USD for stay with a pool – Jasmine

08:43 – Traveling in Indonesia – Local hostel owner most keen to show the city

12:00 – Travel experience in Indonesia from a Indian traveler’s point of view

13:40 – Owners running a guest house  just to meet other travellers

14:25 – How does one connect with locals while traveling

16:00 – Hanoi Morning Tours

17:57 – Diving trips out of Singapore – How to plan weekend dive trips to Malaysia (Tioman and Pehrentians) over a weekend

21:20 – Traveling to Sarawak and Sabah (Borneo)