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Highlights of Singapore & Malaysia

11 days with SITA World Tours   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive Singapore 
Arrive Singapore. Meet & transfer to hotel. Rest of day at leisure.
 
Day 2: In Singapore 
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 at the Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out this picture-taking opportunity with 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 up-close. Proceed to the National Orchid Garden, located within Singapore Botanic Gardens, which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants.
 
Next visit – Gardens By the Bay - Spanning 101 hectares, and just five minute walk from the downtown marina Bay Area, Gardens By The Bay is home to over a quarter of a million rare plants. The entire park comprises three gardens: Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. Bay South, the largest waterfront garden, is where you'll find the futuristic-looking Supertree, vertical gardens measuring up to 16 storeys that add a surprising and surreal feel to the landscape The Conservatories, featuring the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome , are another key feature, offering reprieve from the tropical heat amidst flowers and lush vegetation. Bay East is a unique mix of pretty pavilions, lush lawns, tropical palm tress and natural blossoms of all kinds, It also offers an amazing view of the Marina Bay Financial district skyline along its two-kilometre waterfront promenade
 
You will get the opportunity to visit the sky deck at Marina Bay Sands, and spend a moment to enjoy the aerial view of Singapore City, before going back down to have a lunch in a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
Day 3: Singapore - Malacca
Morning is free at leisure. Cross the Johor Causeway and travel to Malacca. Arrive in the late afternoon, check into hotel and rest of the day is free at leisure. (Breakfast)
 
Day 4: In Malacca 
After breakfast, proceed for Melaka Heritage Walking Tour inside UNESCO World Heritage Site. Followed by an exclusive hand-on interactove cooking class with a local chef. With the assistance of the chef, you will be able to craft and enjoy delectable Nyonya creations such as Ayam Pongteh (chicken and potato stew), Udang Lemak Nenas (prawn and pineapple stew) and Apam Balik Nyonya (nyonya style pancakes). Afternoon free at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
Day 5: Malacca-Kuala Lumpur
Morning departure by road to Kuala Lumpur. Afternoon proceed for Half Day Batu Caves Tour (3 Hours). The highlights of this tour are the Batu Caves and Pewter Workshop. The main cave, Temple cave is a large cavern with a vaulted ceiling about 100 m above the floor. Many Hindus pay their devotions to the Lord Murga by climbing the 272 steps to reach the entrance. Then, visit a pewter workshop to see the actual process of making these wares. There will be a visit to a handicraft centre. Transfer to hotel and rest of the day at leisure. (Breakfast)
 
Day 6: In Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur History and Heritage Tour (3 hours)
9.00 AM – Kuala Lumpur is rich with its history on how it developed from a small tin-mining settlement to a modern skyscrapers city. The city is further furnished by its wonderful architecture, prominent landmarks and unique building. You will be amazed to see the blend of Oriental and colonial part of the city intertwine with interesting Moorish, Mughal-Tudor and Islamic building.
 
Our first visit is to Istana Negara, it is the official residence of the Agong. The sprawling palace was built was completed in 2011. Ten minutes away is the National Monument that was erected in honor of the fallen heroes during World War II.
 
The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia houses thousands of artefacts and you will get to know more about the Islamic civilisation in this region.
 
On the way to the Independence Square, we will pass by the National Mosque and Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station. Set in front of the historic Sultan Abdul Samad Building, here it is the Union Jack flag was lowered on August 31, 1957.
 
Sunset @ Twin Towers with dinner (4 hours)
6.00 PM - As the sun starts to go down, we will be visiting the most iconic landmark in Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers is the most photographed landmark in Malaysia. Soaring to a height of 451.9 meters, the 88 storey twin towers structure is KL's crown jewel. It is the world's tallest twin towers. The 45-minutes guided tour allows you to enjoy the panoramic and aerial views of magnificent pink-tinged sunset and slowly transitioning to the night scene of Kuala Lumpur.
 
Enjoy an authentic Malay dining experience in an award-winning restaurant. The Malay cuisine known for its spicy and aromatic, combining the rich tastes of the many herbs and spices commonly found in Southeast Asia. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Note: Petronas Twin Tower Skybridge is closed on every Monday and the visiting time is subject to availability
 
Day 7: Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands
Travel to Cameron Highlands via the highway with a rest stop at Tapah. This is the town leading to Cameron Highlands and you will get to see the local fruits including the King of Fruits – Durian if in season. On the way up to the mountain resort, we will stop at a small Aborigine village and a teahouse. Continue to drive up the road passing through Brinchang and finally the main town – Tanah Rata. Settle in your hotel and enjoy the temperate climate & scenery of Cameron Highlands. (Breakfast)
 
Day 8: In Cameron Highlands 
Half day visit to Rose Valley. Followed by a visit to the Sungai Palas Tea Plantation for tea. Afternoon free at leisure. (Breakfast)
 
Day 9: Cameron Highlands - Penang
Depart Cameron Highlands via the Simpang Pulai Highway towards Ipoh. Before reaching Penang, we will stop at the famous Cave Temple & the Ubudiah Mosque - a magnificent building with golden dome - and the former palace of the Sultan of Perak with its intricate woodcarvings. Cross into Penang and check into hotel. (Breakfast)
 
Day 10: In Penang
Visit Batik Factory to learn how local making the famous Malaysian Batik, you will also get the opportunity to make and create your own batik to bring back home. Next proceed for visit the Butterfly/Dragonfly Farm - one of the world's largest with over 300 species of tropical butterflies. Set off to visit the Tropical Spice Garden - located in an eight-acre valley fronting the shores of Teluk Bahang. The Garden showcases a living collection of more than 500 varieties of local and imported flora from Malaysia and around the world, with particular emphasis on tropical herbs and spices. There are also wild animals, birds and insects set amongst lush conservation area .A visit to the Gift Shop is definitely recommended as they have an impressive selection of herbs and spices. Individually sourced and imported from the best point of origin - cinnamon sticks and black cardamoms from Sri Lanka, vanilla pods from Bali and cloves and nutmeg from Penang - the spices are neatly packed and sealed, ideal to purchase and take home for future use. Return to hotel. (Breakfast)
 
Day 11: Depart Penang
Free till transfer to the airport for your onward departure flight. (Breakfast)
All This Included
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis from choice of hotels
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All private transfers & tours with English Speaking driver cum guide as indicated in the program
  • All entrance fees in the places of visit
  • Present applicable govt. taxes
Accommodations
Singapore: Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Malacca: Casa Del Rio
Kuala Lumpur: Dorsett Hotel
Cameron Highlands: The Lakehouse
Penang: Lone Pine Hotel
Notes
  • Hotel upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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