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Malaysian Connector: Singapore to Penang

Duration
7 Days
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US$ 945

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


If you happen to be travelling from Singapore to Penang, why not add a tour through Malaysia? 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.

Set off by overland vehicle from Singapore, cross the causeway into Malaysia and travel through rural areas with views of plantations and small villages en route to your first stop, Malacca. Start with a tour of the city which includes the Cheng Hoon Temple built in 1685 and the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia combining Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism, the Kampong Kling Mosque with its interesting architectural style, the Baba and Nonya Museum, a showcase for the local history of ethnic Chinese Malays and the Porta de Santiago, the remains of a Portuguese fortress. There will be time to visit Jonkers Street with its decorated houses and antique stores. Overnight in Malacca.

The next day, continue by overland vehicle to the capital, Kuala Lumpur. On arrival, your tour of the city includes the King’s Palace, an impressive white building standing in its own grounds, the National Mosque, the interestingly designed main Railway Station, the National Monument dedicated to those who fell during World War Two, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a major architectural landmark, China town and the Seri Mahamariaman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple. 

The next day continue your sightseeing in 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 Cameron Highlands 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 Cameron Highlands.

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 morning your tour of Malaysia concludes.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 945

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Day 1

Singapore to Tampin to Malacca

This morning, meet at the Parkroyal on Pickering at 8:00am for your overland transfer from Singapore to Malacca, changing vehicles in Johor Bahru. Upon arrival in Malacca (or "Melaka"), enjoy a guided tour of historic sites including the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia. Continue to the Kampung Kling Mosque, Jonker Street (Antique Row), Baba and Nyonya Museum, Stadhuy's Building, the Malacca Clock Tower, Christchurch and the famous Porta de Santiago. The evening is at leisure in Malacca.

Duration1 Night
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Equatorial Hotel Melaka

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    Equatorial Hotel Melaka



    Malacca, just one and a half hours South of Kuala Lumpur and a two hour drive from Singapore is rich in history, culture, heritage and tradition. Boasting famous historical sites which date back to the 1500s, Melaka is a potpourri of unique cultures and cuisines. ...

    Malacca, just one and a half hours South of Kuala Lumpur and a two hour drive from Singapore is rich in history, culture, heritage and tradition. Boasting famous historical sites which date back to the 1500s, Melaka is a potpourri of unique cultures and cuisines. Standing in the hub of Melaka city is the Hotel Equatorial Melaka, is within walking distance to the main business, shopping and entertainment districts.

    Bringing you the allure of historical Melaka with modern day conveniences, this 5-star 22-storey international business hotel features 496 luxuriously furnished rooms with each room offering a generous view of the Straits of Melaka or historical St. Paul's Hill.

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Day 2

Malacca to Kuala Lumpur

Depart at 8:30am for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital city. Upon arrival you will be given a tour of the King's Palace, National Mosque and Railway Station, National Monument, Independence Square, Sultan Abdul Samad building, Selangor Club, St. Mary's Church and the world's tallest free standing flagpole. The tour resumes for a visit to the Seri Mahamariaman Temple and the colourful Chinatown for bargain hunting.

Before checking into your hotel, visit the tallest Communications Tower in South East Asia for a stunning panoramic view of the city and the Petronas Twin Tower, the highest twin tower in the world.

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Duration2 Nights
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Corus Hotel

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    Corus Hotel



    The Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur is strategically located within a 5 minute walk to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC shopping mall. The hotel is just next door to the KLCC LRT Station for easy access to the airport and other city attractions. ...

    The Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur is strategically located within a 5 minute walk to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC shopping mall. The hotel is just next door to the KLCC LRT Station for easy access to the airport and other city attractions.

    The hotel's 388 comfortable guestrooms are well-equipped with broadband internet access and cable TV. Scheduled shuttle trips to and from major shopping areas are provided to cater for leisure guests.

    Leisure seekers can swim in the pool surrounded by a garden terrace, exercise in the gymnasium by the poolside or be pampered at Danai Spa or our pavilion in the garden terrace. The hotel also offers both Chinese and Japanese cuisine at its popular restaurants, or continental and local authentic specialities at Dondang Sayang Coffee house.

    Facilities

    • Babysitting Service
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Foreign Exchange
    • Gym/ Fitness centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service
    • Tour Desk

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Day 3

Kuala Lumpur

After breakfast, you will go on a tour of the Countryside, visiting a pewter factory, the Batu caves - the holy, sacred cave temple for the Hindus, and a batik factory. The rest of the day is at your leisure to discover the good bargains and cozy cafes and restaurants of Kuala Lumpur, the happening city!

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Day 4

Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands

Depart at 8:30am for Cameron Highlands, located at 1542m 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 Iskander Waterfall. Be immersed in the cool, crisp air of Cameron Highlands with its wonderful scenery. Your tour of Cameron Highlands consists of the tea plantation, tea factory, market place and a butterfly farm.

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Duration1 Night
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Strawberry Park Resort

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    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 5

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. Witness a demonstration of Tekat making, where gold threads are intricately embroidered into velvet cushions, an item previously reserved only for the Royalties. 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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Bayview Beach Resort

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    Bayview Beach Resort



    The Bayview Beach Resort, a member of the Bayview International Hotels and Resorts, opened in October 1990. It is located at the famed Batu Ferringhi Beach, on the northwest coast of Penang Island and is set on a stretch of white sandy beach. It is ...

    The Bayview Beach Resort, a member of the Bayview International Hotels and Resorts, opened in October 1990. It is located at the famed Batu Ferringhi Beach, on the northwest coast of Penang Island and is set on a stretch of white sandy beach. It is 18km from Georgetown and 33km from the Penang International Airport.

    All furnished rooms and suites have their own balconies, radio, TV with in-house movies, refrigerators, coffee and tea making facilities and en suite bathrooms with hairdryers.

    All the convenience of a city hotel within a resort.

    Facilities

    • Bicycles
    • Boutique(s)
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Squash courts
    • Tennis
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 6

Discovery Tour of Georgetown, Penang

Depart your hotel at 9:00am for a City, Culture, and Heritage tour of Georgetown, which was officially declared 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, built in 1904. It is the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple complex in South East Asia. Next, visit Fort Cornwallis, the landing site of Captain Francis Light when he arrived to start the first British colony in Penang in 1786. 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 a similar surname. Continue along to Pitt Street, also known as "The Street of Harmony". Here churches, Chinese temples, mosques and Hindu temples are built side by side in harmonious existence for centuries. Visit the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan's house and 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 7

Depart Penang

Transfer to airport for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Sunday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Guided touring as per itinerary
  • Overland travel as per itinerary
  • Meals as specified

PRICE EXCLUDES:

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

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 enquire.

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18 Mar 2018
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