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The Best of Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore and Malaysia

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From sophisticated Singapore to the beaches and temples of Penang

Combine fast-paced cities with the easy, breezy hills of Malaysia’s tea country.

Your adventure begins in Singapore, home to solar-powered ‘supertrees’, shopping malls, leafy botanical gardens and a medley of Chinese, Indian, Malay and English influences.

After a few days seeing the sights, we’ll cross the border into Malaysia. As well as uncovering the history and culture of Kuala Lumpur, we’ll have time to relax with a cuppa in the Cameron Highlands and a cocktail by Penang’s beach.


A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service

A suitcase with a tick Included travel insurance

A bed 10 nights in hotels and 2 in flight

A plate with a knife and fork 14 meals: 10 breakfasts (days 3-12) 4 lunches (days 5, 7 and 9-10)

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  • International flights
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

A camera Excursions and visits

  • City tours of Singapore, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Taiping and Penang
  • Boat cruise on Malacca River
  • Visits to BOH tea plantation; Kea Farm Market Place and the Time Tunnel Museum; and Bukit Merah Orang-Utan Island

Prices are based on return flights with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow - inbound via Singapore. Supplements may apply from other airports

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Day 1 UK to Singapore

Our VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your overnight flight to Singapore.

Day 2 Singapore

On arrival at Singapore Changi Airport, we transfer to our hotel.

Day 3 Singapore

Singapore is one of Asia’s most electric cities with astounding skyscrapers, a multi-cultural population, historic architecture, stunning gardens and vibrant way of life. We’ll get to know it better on a tour, beginning with phenomenal panoramic views of the city from Singapore’s most iconic building - Marina Bay Sands.

We’ll continue on through the Civic District to Merlion Park - dominated by its iconic fountain, a mythical creature with the head of a lion and body of a fish. Then we’ll explore Thian Hock Temple, the beautiful National Orchid Garden, and Little India.

Day 4 Singapore

Explore Singapore at leisure today. Enjoy more time in the bustling city centre, perhaps at the National Museum of Singapore.

If you fancy spending the day at a slower pace, visit the beautiful Gardens by the Bay, a nature park spanning 250 acres in the central region of the city.

Day 5 Malacca

We transfer to Malaysia’s third-smallest state, Malacca, rich in cultural heritage following the colonial rule of the Portuguese, Dutch and English.

We sit back and relax on a boat cruise along the Malacca River, a modern waterway providing great views of the city and its flourishing gardens, from a different perspective.

Day 6 Malacca to Kuala Lumpur

We get to know Malacca City, heading first to the base of Bukit Cina for a view of the Sultan’s well.

We’ll pass the Portuguese fortress of Porta de Santiago, St Paul’s Church, and the ‘Red Square’ of Dutch administrative buildings. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum is next, before we visit Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, located along famous Jonker Street, a thriving business street during the 17th century.

This afternoon we drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Day 7 Kuala Lumpur

We start our day with an exciting tour of vibrant Kuala Lumpur. We make a photostop at the iconic Petronas Twin Towers reaching for the sky at 451.9 metres tall.

The fascinating Chinatown district and modern Parliament House are next and we’ll stop at the War Memorial, New King’s Palace, and Federal Court.

After a drive past the Masjid Negara, Malaysia’s national mosque set among 13 acres of landscaped gardens, the rest of the day is free.

Day 8 Cameron Highlands

We leave Kuala Lumpur for our journey to the lush green Cameron Highlands in Pahang, where 19th-century English colonial officers found cool sanctuary away from the humidity and heat of the lowlands. Here you’ll find quaint villages, tea plantations and lovely colonial architecture and we visit the BOH Tea Plantation where slopes are filled with tea plants as far as the eye can see.

We discover the plantation’s history, founded in 1855, and learn about the harvesting and production process. Spend time relaxing in the café with breathtaking panoramic views whilst you sip a delicious cup of BOH tea.

We’ll then visit Kea Farm Market Place and the Time Tunnel Museum, for a fascinating glimpse into some of the region’s colonial history.

Day 9 Taiping to Penang

We journey from the scenic Cameron Highlands to Taiping, Perak’s state capital city, where many historical buildings and heritage landmarks hark back to the colonial era. At the British Commonwealth War Memorial, the tranquillity of the stunning Lake Gardens is perfect as you stroll around.

We continue to Bukit Merah, for a journey by boat to its Orang-Utan Island at Semanggol, an Orang-Utan rehabilitation and educational centre located on a jungle island of 4,000 hectares, allowing this endangered species to roam freely. Our knowledgeable guide will tell us all about them, as we view the gorgeous baby Orang-Utans in the quarantine area. Then, we walk through a 200-metre viewing tunnel to observe these primates in their natural habitat.

Day 10 Penang

Known as the Pearl of the Orient, we begin our exploration of cosmopolitan Penang. We’ll discover the popular seafront and water villages of Chinese clan houses. And a stroll along the ‘Street of Harmony’, paves the way to the Goddess of Mercy Temple.

We’ll also visit the Penang State Museum and Gallery and the incredible gold-plated Reclining Buddha Temple, sitting blissfully within a serene Thai temple.

Day 11 Penang

A day at leisure to explore more of Penang, or simply relax on the beach. Perhaps enjoy lunch at one of the beachfront restaurants, accompanied by the sea’s hypnotising soundtrack.

Day 12 Penang to UK

We transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.

Day 13 UK

Arrive in the UK.

The Best of Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore and Malaysia