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Malaysian Connector: Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,046

A journey through the heart of Malaysia travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang while enjoying not only the varied and colourful countryside but also stopping in interesting destinations.


Malaysia includes modern cities, first rate beach resorts, lush jungles, verdant rainforests and numerous National Parks. The influences of the ethnic mix also add to Malaysia’s attraction with its Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures.

Begin your journey from Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, visiting a pewter factory and the Batu Caves, a series of cave temples and a sacred Hindu shrine. Later head north to the CameronHighlands stopping en route to see the cottage industry of basket weaving followed by the Lata Iskandar Waterfalls.

On arrival in the Cameron Highlands, check into your hotel. The Cameron Highlands is the largest hill station in Malaysia originally founded by the British. A series of rolling hills, it is made up of forests, tea plantations, strawberry farms and natural scenery such as waterfalls.  Because of its climate, it attracts over 700 different species of birds and has a wide variety of colourful flowers. Start off with visits today to a tea plantation and factory and a butterfly farm. Overnight in the CameronHighlands.

Depart with a day of sightseeing en route to Penang.  Visit the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple built into a hillside, the royal town of Kuala Kangsar with its massive marble structure, the Iskandarian Palace, home of the Sultan of Perak and the town of Kuala Sepetang where you will visit the scenic mangrove swamps. Eventually cross over the causeway into Penang for overnight.

Two major attractions in Penang are Georgetown, the main city where its old historical centre is a UNESCO world heritage site with its British colonial architecture and the several beaches, mainly in the north of the island. The next day, begin your exploration of Penang. Start with Georgetown visiting the Reclining Buddha, gold plated and 33 metres/107 feet in length, the Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia, Fort Cornwallis, the largest standing fort in Malaysia and Khoo Kong Si, the largest Chinese Clan House. You will also have a ride in a Trishaw through the streets of Georgetown.

The following day concludes your tour of Malaysia.

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,046

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Day 1

Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands

Depart by 0830 hours for Cameron Highland located at 1542 meters above sea level and noted for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. Followed by Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. Be immersed 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.

Duration1 Night
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Strawberry Park Resort

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  • Strawberry Park Resort



    Strawberry Park Resort is perfectly situated in the midst of a 7-acre land slope between Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The cool temperature in Cameron Highlands makes it a perfect retreat for occasion creators and business explorers alike. This resort is an ideal spot for local ...

    Strawberry Park Resort is perfectly situated in the midst of a 7-acre land slope between Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The cool temperature in Cameron Highlands makes it a perfect retreat for occasion creators and business explorers alike. This resort is an ideal spot for local and international travellers.

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Day 2

Cameron Highlands to Penang

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.

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Duration2 Nights
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Holiday Inn Resort Penang

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    Holiday Inn Resort Penang



    Holiday Inn Resort Penang is located in the heart of Batu Ferringhi and only 18 km from the city centre of historical Georgetown. There are 358 spacious and well-appointed guest rooms in the Beach Wing and Ferringhi Tower connected by an overhead covered walkway. The ...

    Holiday Inn Resort Penang is located in the heart of Batu Ferringhi and only 18 km from the city centre of historical Georgetown. There are 358 spacious and well-appointed guest rooms in the Beach Wing and Ferringhi Tower connected by an overhead covered walkway.

    The hotel features 2 restaurants, lobby lounge, pool bar and 24 hour room service.
    The resort's recreational facilities include a fully equipped gymnasium, swimming pool, games room, a host of water sports activities such as para-sailing, jet skiing, boat ride, catamaran and banana boat ride. Daily activities are organized for guests such as beach volleyball, water polo, aqua-aerobics, water basketball, cooking class, village walk, adventure walk, telematches, and many more. Traditional Malay Massage and Foot Reflexology are available. For children, the Dolphy Kids Club offers a host of fun and exciting and educational activities.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Bicycles
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Volleyball
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities

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Day 3

Penang Sightseeing

09:00 hrs, depart from 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!

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Day 4

Depart Penang

Your day is at leisure until you transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated
  • Entrance fees to places visited (unless stated otherwise)
  • Transfer & Tours on Private basis, except Tour of Kuala Kangsar on Seat In Coach basis only
  • English speaking driver/guide

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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