KUALA LUMPUR – CAMERON HIGHLANDS
Depart in Kuala Lumpur for Cameron Highland located at 1542 meters 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. Immerse 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.
Overnight: Cameron Highlands
CAMERON HIGHLANDS – KUALA KANGSAR – PENANG (B)
Early morning set off to Penang. Stop at the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar to appreciate the view of the mesmerizing Ubudiah Mosque, the attractive Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan which was built without a single nail. 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 Centre 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.
PENANG: DISCOVERY TOUR OF GEORGETOWN (B)
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 South East Asia. Next, 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. Walk afterwards 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!
PENANG DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer to airport for your departure or onward flight