SINGAPORE - JB SENTRAL - TAMPIN - MALACCA
Meet at the departure point – Parkroyal for picking up for your overland transfer to Johor Bahru (JB) Sentral. Upon arrival, change to the train departing from JB Sentral to Pulau Seban/Tampin, Malacca. Enjoy the rural scenery as the train passes through villages and plantations. Meet with your driver and guide and proceed to the City of Melacca for a tour of the historic sites such as Cheng Hoon Teng Temple – the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia - Kampung Kling Mosque, Jonker Street (Antique Row), Baba & Nyonya Museum, Stadhuy’s Building, Malacca Clock Tower, Christchurch and the famous Porta de Santiago.
MALACCA - KUALA LUMPUR (B)
Depart to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Upon arrival, you will be given a tour of the King’s Palace (photo stop), National Mosque & Railway Station, National Monument, Independence Square, Sultan Abdul Samad building (photo stop), Selangor Club (photo stop), St Mary’s Church and the world’s tallest free-standing flagpole. Tour resumes for visit to the Seri Mahamariaman Temple and the colourful Chinatown for bargain hunting. Before checking into 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 tower in the world.
Overnight: Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR (B)
After Breakfast, take a tour to the countryside, visiting a pewter factory showing Malaysia as one of the biggest producers of tin. Also visit the impressiv Batu Caves – the holy, sacred cave temple for the Hindus - and a batik factory. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to discover the good bargains and cosy cafes and restaurants of Kuala Lumpur, the happening City.
Overnight: Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR - CAMERON HIGHLANDS (B)
Today, drive up to the Cameron Highlands which are 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 - 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 of these three interesting sites are from the outside. Discover interesting handicrafts of the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar by embarking on a river cruise. Disembark then 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.
PENANG: DISCOVERY TOUR OF GEORGETOWN (B)
Start your day with 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, you visit the 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. Afterwards, walk along the 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)
After Breakfast Tranfer to airport.