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What to Expect

Peninsular Malaysia covers almost 40% of the area of the country. In this region you will find all the major stops in Malaysia, including Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang and on the east coast of Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu and Kuantan. The trip offers a mix of history, heritage and culture in Melaka and Penang, vibrant experiences in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and finally the pristine coastline and laid-back villages of the east coast.

What You Will Do

Day 1

Singapore – Johor Bahru – Malacca

(B)

Meet at your departure point – Parkroyal on Pickering at 8 AM and depart to Malacca with one stop in Johor Bahru to change vehicle. Continue the journey with estimated arrival time around noon, then take a tour of the historic sites: Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia; Kampung Kling Mosque; Jonker Street, also known as Antique Row; Baba & Nyonya Museum; Stadhuy’s Building; Malacca Clock Tower; Christchurch; and the famous Porta de Santiago.

Notes:• Transfer from individual hotels to Parkroyal on Pickering available with supplement

Day 2

Malacca – Kuala Lumpur

(B)

Depart by 8:30 AM to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Upon arrival you will be given a Tour of the King’s Palace, National Mosque & 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 in to your hotel, visit the tallest Communication Tower in South East Asia for a panoramic view of the city and the Petronas Twin Tower, the highest twin towers in the world.

Overnight at your hotel

Day 3

Kuala Lumpur

(B)

After Breakfast, we will go on a tour of the countryside: visit a Pewter Factory, which illustrates Malaysia’s status as one of the world’s biggest producers of tin; Batu Cave, the sacred cave temple for the Hindus (closed during three days around Thaipusam festival) and a Batik Factory.

Rest of the day is at your own leisure to discover the bargains, cozy cafes and restaurants of Kuala Lumpur.

Overnight at your hotel

Day 4

Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands

(B)

Depart by 08:30 AM for the Cameron Highlands, located at 1,542 metres 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 Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. Breathe in the cool, crisp air of the region and enjoy its wonderful scenery. Tour of Cameron Highlands consists of the tea plantation, tea factory, market place and butterfly farm.

Overnight at your hotel, • Tea factory operation is closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Day 5

Cameron Highlands – Penang

(B)

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 to these three interesting sites are from the outside. Discover interesting handicrafts of the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar by embarking on a River Cruise that is rich in history with live narration.

Disembark to visit the unique process of traditional keris (dagger) making. 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 that is developed to an international standard. The gallery was born from the ideas of His Majesty the Sultan Azlan Shah Muhibbuddin, opening the doors to the public into his life journey. Lastly visit the Labu Sayong Center, where uniquely shaped pots are made with deft hands and creative inspirations. 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 bridges in the world.

Overnight at your hotel

Day 6

Discovery Tour of Georgetown, Penang

(B)

09:00 AM, depart for a city, culture, and heritage tour of Georgetown, which was officially declared a UNESCO site in 2008. Visit the third longest Reclining Buddha figure in the world followed by Kek Lok Si Temple - also known as the Temple of 1,000 Buddhas - that was built in 1904. It is arguably the largest and most beautiful 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 surnames. 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 a harmonious existence, standing side-by-side for centuries. Visit the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan’s house. Enjoy a breezy trishaw ride - a 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!

Overnight at your hotel

Day 7

Penang – Kota Bharu

(B)

Depart at 8:30 AM, travelling west to east overland across Peninsular Malaysia through the main mountain range, which offers breathtaking views of the dense tropical rainforest whilst journeying through villages and plantations. En route, we will make a photo stop on Banding Island with its scenic views of the famous Temenggor Lake, which is a good spot for a lunch break (not inclusive in tour price) or enjoying the scenery of the calm picturesque lake surrounded by the grand and immense tropical rainforest in the background. Further, on, we will stop at the highest mountain point on this route, 1,050 metres above sea level overlooking the Thailand and Malaysian border, with a breathtaking view of the famous Titiwangsa mountain range with its dense tropical rainforest. Continue to Kota Bharu, Kelantan and check in upon arrival. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Overnight at your hotel

Day 8

Kota Bharu – Kuala Terengganu

(B)

At 8:30 AM, we start the day with a visit to the famous and colourful wet market of Kota Bharu and the traditional cottage industries such as silver handicraft and songket weaving. We continue our visit to see traditional Wau (kite) making. Thereafter, drive along the scenic coastline southward towards Kuala Terengganu, tasting some keropok, the very popular local chips made of fish or prawn. This is followed by witnessing trained monkeys plucking coconuts before we head to the hotel. Check in to hotel. Free and easy day at own leisure.

Overnight at your hotel

Day 9

Kuala Terengganu – Kuantan

(B)

Check out of your hotel after an early breakfast at 8 AM, then head towards Kuantan. Stop in Kuala Terengganu to visit Pulau Duyong, famous for its traditional way of boat making in the region. A must is the visit to the Islamic Civilization Park at the Waterfront Heritage City of Kuala Terengganu, showcasing twenty replicas of great Islamic monuments of the world, such as Alhambra Citadel of Spain, Taj Mahal of Agra India, Masjidil Haram of Mecca Saudi Arabia, Dome of the Rock Palestine and many more. Last but not least is a visit to the Grand Crystal Mosque, the icon and the highlight of the park. Proceed to Kuantan. En route, get a taste of “lemang”, rice cooked with coconut milk in bamboo, which is a popular Malay delicacy not to be missed.

As we head further south towards Cherating in the district of Kuantan, we will stop at a scenic coastal fishing village and visit a Turtle Information Centre, where you can learn more of this endangered species of the sea. This is followed by an afternoon tea break before visiting the final stop at homegrown Batik Gallery, the famous art textile made from wax, using hand-drawn or hand-blocking techniques. Continue to hotel and check in.

Overnight at your hotel

Day 10

Kuantan – Singapore

(B)

Overland to Singapore departs by 08:00 AM. Stop en route at the Royal Town of Pekan, where the Sultan resides. Visit the traditional Boat Museum. Approximate arrival time in Singapore is at 6:00 PM. At the border town of Johor Bahru, you will be accompanied by an English-speaking driver for the transfer with an authorized vehicle into Singapore.

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Choice of accommodation

Equatorial Hotel

Hotel Equatorial Melaka features a tennis court, an outdoor pool and 5 dining options including an authentic Peranakan restaurant. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and views of the Straits of Malacca or St. Paul’s Hill.

The air-conditioned rooms are well-lit and equipped with IPTV and internet access. In addition to a minibar (filled upon request) and tea/coffee maker, room service is provided.

Corus Hotel

Located in the Golden Triangle, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers a pool and free shuttle services to Bukit Bintang and Chinatown. Guests can enjoy meals from 5 dining options. Free WiFi is available in all rooms.

Hotel Corus is a 2-minute walk from Putra LRT. Petronas Twin Towers and KL City Centre are a 5-minute walk away.

Strawberry Park Resort

Nestled within lush tropical jungles and mountain ranges, Strawberry Park Resort features 7 dining options, an indoor swimming pool and a squash court. It offers luxurious suites fitted with a balcony, and provides free parking on site.

The resort is just a 5-minute drive to the Cameron Highlands Golf Course and a 10-minute drive to the lively weekend night market. The Butterfly Farm is within a 20-minute drive away, while the popular Sungai Palas Tea Plantation takes a 45-minute drive away.

Bayview Beach Resort

ituated along Batu Ferringhi Beach in Penang, Bayview Beach Resort offers rooms with private balconies that face the hills or the sea. It features an outdoor swimming pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Bayview Beach Resort is a 20-minute drive from Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a 45-minute drive from Penang International Airport.

The Grand Renai Kota Bharu

The Grand Renai (formerly known as Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel) is located in Kelantan’s commercial and shopping district. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, 4 dining options and tennis courts. Free parking is available.

The contemporary rooms at The Grand Renai come with a cable TV and tea/coffee maker. Bathrobes and a hairdryer are provided.

Grand Continental

Hotel Grand Continental is a short distance from Batu Buruk Beach and Shahbandar Park. Overlooking the South China Sea, it offers value-for-money accommodation, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Grand Continental Kuala Terengganu is a 20-minute drive from Sultan Mahmud Domestic Airport. Nearby attractions include China Town, the Floating Mosque and Pasar Payang, all located within 3 km from the hotel.

Swiss Garden Resort

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Nestled on Balok Beach, Swiss-Garden Beach Resort, Kuantan boasts 6 dining options, tennis courts and a free-form outdoor pool. It also houses a spa.

Swiss-Garden Beach Resort, Kuantan provides a free shuttle service to Kuantan Town, located a 15-minute drive away. Its convenient location offers easy access to many tourist attractions and batik souvenir shops.

Our ‘Peninsular Malaysia Wau-Trips’ package includes:

  • • Daily accommodations at above stated hotels
  • • • Daily breakfast only
  • • • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary on SIC Basis (minivan or coach)
  • • • A chauffeur-driven service in air-conditioned vehicle, with English-speaking assistance
  • • • Public Liability Insurance

Our ‘Peninsular Malaysia Wau-Trips’ package does NOT include:

  • • Visa fee / arrangements if applicable
  • • Any domestic or international flights
  • • Any alcoholic beverages
  • • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
  • • Personal health and travel insurance
  • • Gratuities/ tipping for driver and/or guide and porterage
  • • Any high season and peak/festive season surcharge (to be advised)
  • • Any additional excursion/optional tours/activites not mentioned in the itinerary
  • • Any Local Tax (Tourism Tax, Heritage Tax, etc) and Conservation Fees (to be paid by guest in destination)

Good to know

  • • • Suitable for FITs with minimum of 2 persons
  • • • Private basis tour is available. However, all boat, cruise and train (if any) will be on sharing basis.
  • • • We encourage you to travel light when travelling to the interior part of Borneo. Recommended items to bring are a sweater, hat, raincoat/disposable poncho, good walking shoes, long sleeve shirt, T-shirt, long trousers, shorts, torch, insect repellent, binoculars, camera and sunglasses. We reserve the right to change the itinerary due to the availability of lodges.

Terms & Condition

  • • Minimum 2 persons per booking
  • • Additional charges apply during high season and peak season period
  • • Price and booking confirmation are subject to room availability
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