Day 1: Singapore / Malacca
Your tour from Singapore starts with a relaxing train ride* on KTM's or Malaysian Railways' Express Rakyat. The journey takes you across the famous causeway and into the city of Johore Bahru. While on the train, admire the rural countryside, cultivated areas of oil palm, rubber and small holding of vegetable and fruit plantations. Disembark at Kluang, a town in the state of Johore, and continue the rest of your journey to Malacca by coach. You will arrive in time for lunch followed by a historical city tour on foot visiting the various heritage sites such as St Paul's Hill, Porta de Santiago, Cheng Hoon Temple and Jonkers Street, also known as antique street.
Day 2: Malacca / Kuala Lumpur
After breakfast, you rejoin the highway passing Seremban to Kuala Lumpur - the capital city of Malaysia. Your tour of this city of charming contrast will cover the sights of the National Palace, the National Museum, the National Monument (sculpted by the creator of the Iwo Jima monument in Washington DC), National Mosque, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Royal Selangor Club and passing by the Petronas Twin Tower - the second tallest building in the world.
Day 3: Kuala Lumpur
This morning tour of Kuala Lumpur suburbs will bring you to Batu Caves, reached by a straight flight of 272 steps. In some of today's stops, you will have the opportunity to see how Malaysian handicrafts, batiks and pewter wares are made. The afternoon is at your leisure to do some shopping or enjoy more of the multifarious sights of Kuala Lumpur.
Day 4: Kuala Lumpur / Cameron Highlands
Heading North, we journey briefly though Perak state to neighbouring Pahang state to visit Cameron Highlands, the center of tea production in Malaysia. Our trip to a tea factory and plantation reaches an altitude of over 1500 meters above sea level where abundant vegetables grow and flowers bloom in cool climate that can drop to 14 degrees Celsius. You also have the opportunity to see the Orang Asli (Malaysian Aborigine) complete with their blowpipes. Lunch at the restaurant in the highlands.
Day 5: Cameron Highlands / Penang
Our day begins with a pleasant drive down the Highlands and northwards to Ipoh, the city of millionaired who made their fortunes from mining tin in the rich mines of the Kinta Valley, the heart of tin dredging in Malaysia. En route we will visit Kellies Castle, built by a Scottish rubber tycoon, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. We move on to the royal town of Kuala Kangsar with its unique Ubudiah Mosque, a magnificent building with golden domes, and the Palace of the Sultan of Perak, the Iskandariah Palace at Bukit Candan. We continue north into the island of Penang.
Day 6: Penang
Today we explore Penang, the Pearl of the Orient, the oldest British Settlement in Malaysia. Our excursion will take us to Fort Cornwallis, the Esplanade and the old Town Hall. After a short drive bycoach, we will embark on a walking tour covering St George's Church, the oldest Anglican church in Malaysia, and diverse historic places of worship like Kuan Yin temple, the Hindu temple and the Kapital Keling Mosque. We will also drop by Little India and the Khoo Kongsi Dragon Mountain Hall clan house with its ancient features designed to capture the splendor of a Chinese Imperial Palace. Our final guided destination of the day will be the Chowrasta market to look for nutmeg and other local delicacies. After lunch, the rest of the afternoo is left for you to spend at your leisure.
Day 7: Penang / Pangkor Island
We depart Penang and return to the mainland, heading southward towards the town of Taiping which means "Everlasting Peace." The former capital of Perak and the oldest town established by the British on the Malay Peninsula, Taiping was once a thriving mining town. Nowadays, its unused mining pools have been transformed into 62 hectares of parks and lakes of the popular Taiping Lake Garden. Located within the vicinity of the Lake Garden is the Taiping War Cemetery maintained and managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commision (CWGC). It is the final resting place of the Allied personnel killed during the Malayan Campaign and the Japanese during the Japanese occupation of Malaya during World War II. We will visit the oldest museum in Malaysia, the Taiping Museum, as well as the Old Town Center before continuing our journey to the quaint town of Lumut for lunch and to board a ferry to the picturesque island of Pangkor.
Day 8: Pangkor Island
Day at leisure to laze around the resort's breathtaking 1.2 kilometer private beach or explore Pangkor, an island mainly populated by fishermen.
Day 9: Pangkor Island / Putrajaya
Depart by ferry back to the mainland and resume our journey southwards through one of the rice bowl regions of the country to Putrajaya, the Malaysia Federal Administration. After lunch, enter the expressway leading to Putrajaya visiting the Administrative center viewing the magnificently architectured building honoring the various Ministries, followed by a cruise on the Putrajaya Lake.
Day 10: Putrajaya / Singapore
On this final morning of your Jalan Jalan tour, you begin the home stretch of your journey to Singapore using the north-south highway to Johore Bahru. After your memorable tour of Malaysia, you will be transferred to your hotel in Singapore. Here we bid you "Semoga Bertemu Lagi" or farewell til we meet again. Arrival time back into Singapore is approximately 17:00-18:00.
Malacca - Hotel Equatorial
Kuala Lumpur - Hotel Istana
Cameron Highlands - Heritage Hotel Cameron Highlands
Penang - Bayview Beach Resort
Pangkor Island - Pangkor Island Beach Resort
Putrajaya - Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside
Day 01 : Singapore to Malacca
Day 02 : Malacca to Kuala Lumour
Day 03 : Kuala Lumpur
Day 04 : Kuala Lumur to Cameron Highlands
Day 05 : Cameron Highlands to Penang
Day 06 : Penang
Day 07 : Penang to Pangkor Island
Day 08: Pangkor Island
Day 09: Pangkor Island to Putrajaya
Day 10: Putrajaya to Singapore
Tour ends in Singapore
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- Pick up and drop off services from major hotels
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Touring by airconditioned coach with drinks aboard
- Meals: breakfast for Days 2 to 10, lunch for 10 days
- Meals and drinks not included in the description
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs
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- * Train schedule is subject to change. Arrival time at Kluang subject to immigration formalities and customs clearance. Train ride will be replaced by coach during major festivals of Hari Raya and Chinese Lunar New Year.
- Child fare is based on a child sharing a twin room with two adults.
- The total duration of the trip includes time for sightseeing and breaks before check-in at the hotel. It may be subject to change due to road, traffic and weather conditions.
- If any of the stated hotels are not available, an alternative hotel of similar standard will be arranged.
- This tour is also available in German for certain dates. Please inquire.