Take your time exploring Singapore and Peninsula Malaysia with shopping time in Kuala Lumpur and a relaxing stay by the beach on Langkawi Island.
Singapore & Malay Peninsula 14 days
Day 1 – Arrive Singapore
Private vehicle transfer from Singapore airport to your hotel.
Stay three nights at the Oasia Hotel, superior room.
Day 2 – Singapore
0830hrs pick up from hotel for a seat-in-coach Singapore City Tour – full day tour.
Explore the city by driving round the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Cricket Club, historic
Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Next stop is the Merlion Park for impressive views of Marina Bay. See the statue of the Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown. Stop by a local handicraft centre and observe craftsmen at work. Proceed to the National Orchid Garden, located within Singapore Botanic Gardens, which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants. A visit to Little India will entrance you with the scent of joss sticks, jasmine and spices. Drop-off at Chinatown Visitor Centre for lunch.
1330hrs continue for seat-in-coach East Coast & Changi Tour** (pick-up at Chinatown Visitor Centre). Allow our guide to recount stories of collective spirits that rose through the darkest times of World War II as you proceed with your tour of Changi Chapel & Museum. A drive through the rustic and laid-back Changi Village gives you a chance to see the relaxing side of Singapore and provides a contrast to Tampines New Town, a typical heartland township of present day Singapore. Soak in the rich cultural heritage of the Malays at Malay Ethnic Area. After the tour, drop-off at hotel. (B)
** From 1 Apr 16, this tour is only available on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun.
Day 3 – Singapore
A day at leisure. (B)
Day 4 – Singapore – Kuala Lumpur
0630hrs Pick-up from your Singapore hotel, private transfer to Woodlands by Singapore vehicle with driver. After immigration clearance, passengers disembark and board a separate private Malaysia vehicle, with an English speaking driver/guide, to continue journey to Mersing. The transfer takes approximately 2.5 hours during normal traffic. En route, visit the picturesque Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque which is considered one of Malaysia’s most beautiful mosques with its colonial-influenced architecture. Also see the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple (entrance fee included), one of the oldest temples in the area. Continue onto Mersing that is 137 km north of Johor Bahru and 189 km south of Kuantan. On the way to Mersing, stop at Jemaluang on the east coast of Johore, Malaya, where Australian troops of the 22nd Infantry Brigade, including the 2/18th Infantry Battalion, successfully ambushed the invading Japanese troops, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. The resulting battle honour is unique to the 2/18th. You can see battered pill boxes en route to Kota Tinggi to Mersing. Next visit the fishing village and take a walk around Mersing town. View the town from the top of the hill at Masjid Jamek before continuing on to Kuala Lumpur, arriving late evening.
Stay three nights at the Swiss Garden Hotel, deluxe room. (B)
Day 5 – Kuala Lumpur City Tour
Morning at leisure.
Take an afternoon tour by private vehicle to orientate yourself in the city. See the National Monument, and the National Museum (includes entrance fee), and make photo stops at the Petronas Twin Towers, National Mosque, King’s Palace and National Gallery. Batik is one of the most popular traditional handicrafts in Malaysia. A batik painting workshop provides you with an opportunity to experiment with batik and produce your own piece of artwork. (B)
Day 6 – Batu Caves Excursion
After breakfast, embark on a private tour to visit the world’s largest pewter factory called Royal Selangor, then proceed to Batu Caves, a natural limestone wonder with 272 steps leading up to its main cave. Stop at a local cafeteria for a demonstration of Teh Tarik, or pulled tea, and Roti Canai, a type of pan fried flatbread which is a favourite breakfast choice for the local community.
Transfer back to your hotel and an afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 7 – Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands
Head on north, by private vehicle with your English speaking driver/guide, to the small town of Tapah at the base of the mountain range where the Cameron Highlands are situated. Here you’ll find a few families whose livelihood depends on weaving bamboo baskets used for vegetable packing. Make a short stop at the Lata Iskandar cascades and at Orang Asli huts along the winding drive up to Cameron Highlands, nestled on a plateau in the Titiwangsa Range. The plateau is marked by the rolling hill slopes of tea bushes. Other places of interest include Rose Valley and the local market.
Stay one night at the Strawberry Park Resort in a Studio Suite room. (B,L)
Day 8 – Cameron Highlands – Penang
Descend the highlands, by private vehicle with your English speaking driver/guide, for the city of Ipoh. Stop at Sam Poh Tong, a Chinese temple enclosed in a limestone cave. Learn about the mythical symbolism as you enter the temple which opens to a courtyard surrounded by limestone walls. Here find tortoises thriving in the ‘longevity pond’. In Kuala Kangsar make a brief stop at the gilded domed Ubudiah Mosque and Iskandariah Palace. The first rubber tree is also found here. Cross Penang Bridge to Penang Island. Rest of the day at leisure.
Stay three nights at the Holiday Inn Resort, Ferringhi Tower – hill view room. (B,L)
(Note – Local Government hotel fee of MYR3 per night in Penang payable direct.)
Day 9 – Penang
After breakfast, enjoy a private tour of Georgetown that is proud of its old colonial buildings. Fort Cornwallis and the Esplanade are only two of the many areas that still bear old Victorian and Edwardian names. The Khoo Kongsi Clan House was one of the venues used for the film Anna & the King. The house features elaborately engraved masonry and woodcarvings. Visit Kek Lok Si where the Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas is located. The afternoon is at leisure. (B,L)
Day 10 – Penang
A day at leisure. (B)
Day 11 – Penang – Langkawi
Check-out from hotel and take a transfer by private vehicle to the jetty for the ferry to Langkawi Island (expected departure time is 0830hrs). A 1115hrs arrive at Langkawi Kuah Jetty and take a private transfer to your resort. Rest of the day free to explore your surroundings and enjoy the resort facilities.
Stay three nights at the Berjaya Langkawi Resort Rainforest Chalet. (B)
Day 12 – Langkawi
Day at leisure. (B)
Day 13 – Langkawi
Day at leisure. (B)
Day 14 – Depart Langkawi
Free till check-out from hotel and private vehicle transfer to Langkawi International Airport for exit flight. (B)
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- Tour Prices
Tour prices valid to 31 October 2017.
Hotels Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller 4* Hotels $3835 $5956 $7340
Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.
- Price Includes:
- 13 nights in 4 star hotels as listed or similar
- 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches
- All transfers on a private basis
- Sightseeing tours in Singapore as listed on a seat-in-coach basis with an English speaking driver/guide, inclusive of entrance fees
- Remaining sightseeing as listed on a private basis with an English speaking driver/guide, inclusive of entrance fees.
Sole traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room. The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required. Surcharges apply for travel at Christmas/New Year and local festivals and holidays. Local Government hotel fee of MYR3 per night in Penang payable direct.
- Exciting cityscapes of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
- Refreshing tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands
- Historic Georgetown on Penang Island
- Beachside R&R on Langkawi