Highlights of Singapore and Malaysia

9 Days / 8 Nights

  Singapore - Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves - Malacca - Langkawi

9 Days / 8 Nights

Highlights of Singapore and Malaysia

  Singapore - Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves - Malacca - Langkawi

Enjoy the best of Singapore and Malaysia on this compact 9-day getaway. Visit Singapore’s exquisite Marina Bay Waterfront, hit the shops on Orchard Street and snap some photos at the Singapore Botanical Gardens before heading over the border to Malaysia. Duck beneath Malaysia’s modern exterior as you wander the streets of historic Malacca, savour views from Kuala Lumpur’s highest towers and get up close with local wildlife in sleepy Langkawi.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experiencing the metropolitan magic and futuristic ambiance of Singapore by traditional boat
  • Visiting the UNESCO site of Singapore Botanic Gardens and seeing the world's largest orchid collection
  • Seeing the highlights of Malacca, its unique colonial architecture and romantic ambiance
  • Experiencing the bustle and authentic vibes of Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur
  • Soaking up the tropical atmosphere of Langkawi, its clear jade waters and unique karst mountains
  • Going on a mangrove safari in Langkawi's thriving species-rich wetland ecosystem

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
  • Other meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
    Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
  • Flights to tour destinations (Economy Class)
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Singapore

DAY 1 - Singapore

Arrive in Singapore and meet with your driver before making your way to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the bustling streets of Singapore or simply relax and unwind at your hotel.

DAY 2

DAY 2 - Singapore

In the morning, embark on a half-day tour taking in the best of Singapore. Once a sleepy fishing village, this small island city-state has since transformed itself into a bustling metropolis.

Start with a traditional bumboat ride along the Singapore River before disembarking at Merlion Park to visit its namesake statue set against the backdrop of Singapore’s grand waterfront, Marina Bay. Snap a photo with this national icon before making your way through the Civic District to marvel at the city’s historic architecture. Afterwards, hit the glitzy shopping malls on Orchard Road.

Finally, make a pit stop at the National Orchid Gardens, located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens and home to the world’s largest orchid display. Spot Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim, before heading back to your hotel. Spend the night in Singapore.

DAY 3

DAY 3 - Malacca

After breakfast, make your way to the Johor Bahru Causeway for your journey onwards to Malaysia.
At the causeway, meet with your guide before making your way by private vehicle to the historic state of Malacca, around 2 hours drive away. Make a pit stop for lunch before embarking on your city tour of Malacca.

Home to a vast array of Portuguese architecture, the town is also home to descendants of Chinese settlers that have over generations influenced local cuisine, known as “Nyonya”. Start with a visit to St. Peter’s Church, dating back to the 17th century, before heading to the famous Port De Santiago, built by the Portuguese and some of the oldest surviving European relics in the whole of Asia.

Wander through the ruins of nearby St. Paul’s Church, lined with 17th-century tombstones, before exploring pink administrative buildings built by the Dutch and now home to the Malacca Museum.

Later, pay a visit to Christchurch before settling down for lunch at an authentic Peranakan restaurant, famous for dishing up fusion Chinese, Malay and other cuisine. Afterwards, head over to Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, one of the only places where the three pillars of Chinese spirituality, Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, can be found under one roof.

In the evening, take a stroll along Jonker Street to the majestic riverbanks of Malacca before enjoying a relaxing boat tour around this charming UNESCO listed city. Disembark at Casa Del Rio for an evening of leisure.

DAY 4

DAY 4 - Kuala Lumpur

After breakfast, begin your journey to the bustling metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur with a visit to Batu Caves, a series caverns and caves temples in the Gombak north of Kuala Lumpur. Situated on the banks of the Batu River, it is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India and is the focal point for the Hindu festival of Thaipusam.

DAY 5

DAY 5 - Kuala Lumpur

In the morning, embark on a half-day tour of Malaysia’s most iconic towers. Start at the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest set of twin towers in the world and inspired by the vision of former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad. Now an internationally recognised masterpiece, this iconic tower powerfully captures the aspirations of a nation hurtling into the future.

Afterwards, head to the Menara Kuala Lumpur, or KL Tower, for an extravagant lunch 285m above ground at the revolving restaurant, Atmosphere 360. Savour spectacular views of the city whilst tucking into a glorious spread of modern and authentic Malay and international cuisine. Take your pick of a delicious range of appetizers, including Thai papaya Salad and Vietnamese spring rolls, before heading over to the hot food counters for freshly made lamb masala, stir fried chilli crab and other a-la minute dishes.

Spend the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Spend the night in Kuala Lumpur.

DAY 6

DAY 6 - Langkawi

After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing morning at your hotel before making your way to Kuala Lumpur International Airport for your flight to Langkawi. Arriving in Langkawi, meet with your guide at the airport and make your way by private vehicle to your hotel. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing at your resort or take a stroll through the surrounding nature reserve.

DAY 7

DAY 7 - Langkawi

After breakfast, embark on a five-hour safari of Langkawi’s mangroves, home to a thriving ecosystem of monkeys, kingfishers, monitor lizards and mud crabs congregating along the riverbanks. Start at Kilim and weave your way up the eastern path of the mangroves by boat, stopping at the Bat Cave to see thousands of bats dangling from the ceiling.

Later, get up close with local marine life at a fish farm. Wade into the water and hand-feed majestic stingrays in their natural habitat before snapping photos of native White Head Eagles diving to the water to collect food. Finish your journey at the white sands of Tanjung Rhu Beach and unwind as you take a dip in the gentle surf.

Tuck into a tasty seafood lunch at the Floating Fish Farm Restaurant before heading back to your resort for an afternoon and evening of free time. Spend the night in Langkawi.

DAY 8

DAY 8 - Langkawi

Spend the day relaxing at your resort or enjoying a swim at the beautiful beaches on your doorstep.

 

DAY 9

DAY 9 - Langkawi

After breakfast, enjoy a final dip in the surf before making your way back to the airport for your flight home.

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