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From the busy city streets of Singapore to the brilliant white sand beaches of Langkawi and Thailand’s Satun province, this journey offers a well-rounded look at the region’s urban and rural life, cultural and adventure pursuits. Start the experience in style by enjoying tea at the iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore before exploring more of the city and heading to historic Malacca. Steeped in culture and tradition, Malacca will surely charm before continuing on to the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Take in the well-known city sights along with some surprising ones, like the millions of dazzling fireflies found just 90 minutes outside the city. After Kuala Lumpur, journey on to the impressive Batu Caves and lush Cameron Highlands to explore the area’s dense jungle and fertile plantations. Head back to civilisation with a couple days spent in another destination known for its history and rich mix of cultures – Penang. Try the city’s famous street food before getting ready for another change of scenery and moving on to the tropical shores of Langkawi. After a couple leisurely days on the beach, end the experience with a transfer to Thailand, ending in either Satun or on Lipe Island.
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Singapore / Johor Bahru / Malacca (250 km)
Meet at departure point – Parkroyal on Pickering at 0800hrs and depart to Malacca with 1 stop in Johor Bahru to change vehicle. Continue the journey with estimated arrival time around noon, tour of the historic sites such as Cheng Hoon Teng Temple – the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia, Kampung Kling Mosque, Jonker Street (Antique Row), Baba & Nyonya Museum, and Stadhuy’s Building, Malacca Clock Tower, Christchurch and the famous Porta de Santiago. Overnight.
- Transfer from individual hotels to Parkroyal on Pickering available with supplement
- Kindly be informed that a MYR2.00 Malacca Heritage Tax per room per night has been enforced since 1st April 2012. As this is a mandatory State tax, it will be collected by the respective hotels upon the guest’s check out.
Malacca / Kuala Lumpur (147 km)
Depart by 0830 hours to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Upon arrival you will be given a Tour of the King’s Palace (photo stop), National Mosque & Railway Station, National Monument, Independence Square, Sultan Abdul Samad building (photo stop), Selangor Club (photo stop), St Mary’s Church and the world’s tallest free-standing flagpole. Tour resumes for visit to the Seri Mahamariaman Temple and the colourful Chinatown for bargain hunting.
Before checking in your hotel, visit the tallest Communication Tower in South East Asia for a panoramic view of the city and the Petronas Twin Tower, the highest twin tower in the world. Overnight.
After Breakfast, we will go on a tour of the Countryside, visiting a pewter factory showing Malaysia as one of the biggest producers of tin, Batu Caves – the holy, sacred cave temple for the Hindus (except three days of pre and post during Thaipusam festival) and a batik factory.
Rest of the day is at your own leisure to discover the good bargains and cozy cafes and restaurants of Kuala Lumpur, the happening City. Overnight
Kuala Lumpur / Cameron Highlands (220 km)
Depart by 0830 hours for Cameron Highland located at 1542 meters above sea level and noted for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. Stop on the way for a visit to see the cottage industry of basket weaving followed by Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. Immerse in the cool, crisp air of Cameron Highlands with its wonderful scenery. Tour of Cameron Highlands consists of the tea plantation, tea factory, market place and butterfly farm. Overnight.
- Tea factory operation is closed on Monday and public holidays.
Cameron Highlands / Penang (330 km)
Early morning set off to Penang. Stop at the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar to appreciate the mesmerizing Ubudiah Mosque, the attractive Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan which was built without a single nail. The visits of these 3 interesting sites are from the outside.
Discover interesting handicrafts of the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar by embarking on a river cruise amidst a rustic ambiance that is rich in history with live narration.
Disembark to visit the unique process of keris (dagger) making, a dying art. Synonymous with the Malay culture and way of life, the Keris is a status symbol for Malay Royalties and Dignitaries. Then proceed to visit the The Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery, a gallery with beautiful and interesting architecture was developed according to the standards of other international galleries. The gallery was born from the ideas of His Majesty the Sultan Azlan Shah Muhibbuddin with a reflection to opening the doors to the public into his life journey. Lastly visit the Labu Sayong Center where unique shaped pots are made with deft hands and creative inspirations mostly by womenfolk. The cool water from the pots is believed to have healing properties.
Cross over to Penang, better known as the “Pearl of the Orient” via one of the longest bridge in the world. Overnight.
• Keris making is a cottage industry craft making activities operated by villagers as part of family tradition. The visiting hours varies from time to time and will not be available during the fasting month, local public holidays or if any family occasions take place on the visiting day
• Kindly be informed that a MYR3.00 Penang Local Government Fee per room per night has been enforced since 1st June 2014. As this is a mandatory State Fee, it will be collected by the respective hotels upon the guest’s check out.
Friday - Discovery Tour of Georgetown, Penang
You will depart from your hotel for a City, Culture, and Heritage tour of Georgetown, which has been official declared as a UNESCO SITE in 2008. Visit the 3rd longest reclining Buddha figure in the world followed by Kek Lok Si Temple, also known as Temple of 1000 Buddhas that was built in 1904. It is the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple complex in SouthEast Asia. Next we visit Fort Cornwallis, the landing site of Captain Francis Light in 1786 when he arrived to start the first British colony in Penang.
The tour carries on with a visit to the water village of The Clan Jetties at Weld Quay, so named as residents of each jetty share similar surname. We next take you along Pitt Street, also known as “The Street of Harmony”. Here churches, Chinese temples, mosques and Hindu temples are built along the same street in harmonious existence side by side for centuries. Visit the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan’s house. Enjoy a breezy trishaw ride, a still popular mode of transport in Georgetown. Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your own leisure. In the late evening, you can explore the nightlife along Batu Ferringhi, Penang style! Overnight.
Sat - Penang / Airport
Transfer to airport. Tour Ends.