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Singapore to Malaysia Heritage Trail

11 days from £2,895pp (excl. international flights)
Singapore  → Melaka  → Kuala Lumpur  → Cameron Highlands  → Penang

Experience the culture and heritage of these amazing countries

Embark on a captivating journey through Southeast Asia, beginning in Singapore and ending in Malaysia

Explore the transformation of Singapore from a fishing village to a modern metropolis, and then move on to Melaka for a historical tour, visiting landmarks like St. Peter’s Church and Jonker Street. In Kuala Lumpur, witness the contrast of modernity and colonial charm, from the PETRONAS Twin Towers to the outskirts of Ambassador Row. Traverse the scenic Cameron Highlands, with tea plantations and the Butterfly Garden, before concluding in Penang. Discover the Kek Lok Si Temple, take a Funicular Train to Penang Hill, and explore the vibrant streets of Georgetown. Each destination offers a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty, promising an immersive and unforgettable travel experience.

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The itinerary…

Day 1: Away we go

Head to your nearest international airport and board your flight to Singapore.

Day 2: Arrive Singapore

Skyline S Ingapore

Singapore Skyline

After you clear Singapore customs at Changi airport, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the Naumi hotel for check-in where you will stay two nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3: Singapore day tour

Gardens by the Bay at night Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Embark on a day of exploration in Singapore, starting with breakfast at the hotel. Discover the city's evolution from a fishing village to a modern metropolis on a morning tour through the Civic District, visiting iconic landmarks like the National Gallery and Merlion Park. Immerse yourself in culture at Thian Hock Keng Temple and Little India. After a self-guided lunch, reconvene at 2:00 pm for an extraordinary visit to Gardens by the Bay. Explore the climate-controlled domes housing diverse plant life and marvel at the iconic Supertrees that light up the night sky. This itinerary promises a perfect blend of history, culture, and futuristic wonders.

Day 4: Singapore - Melaka

Malacca Melaka Malaysia River

Melaka River

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Subsequently, you will be met in the hotel lobby to facilitate your transfer to Changi Airport for your onward journey to Melaka.

Meet our Malaysia driver at the airport for a 3 to 3.5-hour transfer. Upon arrival in Melaka, check in, and unwind for a leisurely day at the Casa del Rio Boutique hotel, where you will stay one night.

Day 5: Melaka day tour

Malacca Straits Mosque Melaka Malaysia

Malacca Straits Mosque

After a morning check-out from the hotel, head out for a full-day Historical Malacca Tour at 10:00 am. Guided by an English-speaking expert, explore landmarks like St. Peter’s Church (1710), the Chinese cemetery at Bukit Cina, and the iconic "Port de Santiago." Visit St. Paul’s Church ruins, the Dutch administrative building turned Melaka Museum, and the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and a stroll along Jonker Street. After the enriching tour, you will be transferred to Kuala Lumpur. Upon arrival the Hotel Stripes, where you will stay two nights, unwind for the night, savouring the memories of Melaka's rich history and cultural treasures.

Day 6: Kuala Lumpur city tour and night markets

Kuala Lumpur Sunset Malaysia min

Sunset over KL

After breakfast, it's time for a half-day orientation tour of Kuala Lumpur, marvelling at landmarks like the PETRONAS Twin Towers. Experience the city's juxtaposition of modernity and colonial charm. Relax at the hotel before an afternoon exploration of Ambassador Row's outskirts. Visit the Royal Selangor Pewter, witness the casting and engraving processes, and proceed to the Batik Factory to see the artful designs produced therein. Conclude at Batu Caves, climbing 272 steps to Lord Murugah's shrine. In the evening, partake in the Colours of KL Tour, exploring Chinatown's bazaar, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, and Jalan Alor's lively night market. Enjoy a diverse Hawkers' food dinner for a memorable night out.

Day 7: KL - Cameron Highlands

Tea Plantations in Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands

Commence your day with a hotel breakfast, followed by check-out and an 8:00 am departure for Cameron Highlands. Traverse the scenic route, with estimated travel time of four hours. Ascend to 5,000 feet, stopping at Iskandar waterfalls and a tea plantation for a delightful tea bush walk and afternoon tea. Explore the Butterfly Garden, and vegetable farms, and relish the cool, fresh air upon check-in at the hotel. Enjoy leisure time in the evening, with a recommended light sweater for cool nights. Indulge in an included afternoon tea at The Lakehouse, Cameron Highlands, as you immerse yourself in the beauty of this hill resort.

Day 8: Cameron Highlands - Penang

Penang Bridge Georgtown Malaysia

Penang Bridge

Begin your day with a hotel breakfast, followed by morning check-out for a scenic journey to Penang with an estimated travel time of four hours. At noon, check out and descend the winding road to Simpang Pulai, continuing north to Perak. Traverse the 13.5-kilometre Penang Bridge before arriving at your hotel in the late afternoon. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, immersing yourself in the charm of Penang. Check in to the Campbell House Boutique hotel, where you will stay two nights, providing a comfortable retreat after your picturesque journey.

Day 9: Penang exploration

Kek lok Si Temple Penang Long shot Malaysia

Kek Lok Si, Penang

Commence your day with a hotel breakfast, ready for a captivating half-day hill & temple sightseeing tour, featuring a Funicular Train ride to Penang Hill and an exploration of the Kek Lok Si Temple. Marvel at the breathtaking views and the Gigantic Goddess of Mercy Bronze Statue. In the afternoon, explore the streets of Georgetown at your leisure, trying hawker food and looking out for the impressive street art.

Day 10: Leaving Malaysia

Chinese General Monkey Mural in China House Penang Island Penang Malaysia min

Penang street art

Enjoy a day at your own pace until it's time for your departure transfer to Penang International Airport for your journey back home.

Day 11: Arrive home

Land back in your home country filled with wonderful memories of an amazing trip.


Duration: 10 nights

Location: Singapore holidays, East and Southeast Asia

Price: £2895pp

From £2,895 pp based on two people sharing during low season, excluding international flights.

The trip includes all accommodations and activities specified above. Rooms and meals are as follows:

  • 2 nights at The Nuami Hotel Singapore – Oasis room, breakfast included.
  • 1 night at Casa Del Rio Melaka – Deluxe Lago Room, breakfast included.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Stripes KL - Studio room, breakfast included.
  • 1 night at The Lakehouse, Cameron Highlands - deluxe room, breakfast included.
  • 2 nights at Campbell House, Penang, Deluxe superior room, breakfast included.

Also includes

  • All transfers, private guides and fees where stated as included.
  • Internal flights between Singapore and Johor Baru checkpoint .

This trip excludes:

  • Single Supplements.
  • International flights to/from Singapore/Malaysia.
  • Meals not mentioned as included.
  • Park fees not mentioned as included.
  • High season supplements
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