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Colonial Singapore and Malaysia

12 Days 2 Countries 5 Cities

Explore the colonial heritage of Singapore and Malaysia in one comprehensive trip and discover the diverse culture of the region.

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12 Days 2 Countries 5 Cities

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    • Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow - You'll meet the villagers in a local Orang Asli community who will demonstrate how to cook in bamboo and invite you to take part in a popular Aboriginal game known as 'Jah re Noi'. Learn how your visit helps to sustain the community.
    • Visas are generally not required for Singapore and Malaysia for many nationalities. Please contact the relevant consulate/embassy for further information.
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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      • Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow - You'll meet the villagers in a local Orang Asli community who will demonstrate how to cook in bamboo and invite you to take part in a popular Aboriginal game known as 'Jah re Noi'. Learn how your visit helps to sustain the community.
      • Visas are generally not required for Singapore and Malaysia for many nationalities. Please contact the relevant consulate/embassy for further information.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      A melting pot of religion and cultures assembled over millennia, from Buddhism to Catholicism, the Dutch to the Chinese. Explore the colonial heritage of Singapore through the bustling streets of Chinatown and Little India, wander along the river to Malacca's Dutch Square and visit the cornerstone of the Malay-Chinese community represented by the seven-storey Pagoda of Rama VI.


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      Trip code: HSMY

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 11 buffet breakfasts

      • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest)

      • 5 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City Tour of Singapore, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur

        • Cruise along the Malacca River

        • View the Ubudiah Mosque and the Iskandariah Palace in Kuala Kangsar

        • Visit the Botanic Gardens in Singapore, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Twin Tower Sky Bridge, the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh, the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 buffet breakfasts

        • 2 lunches
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 5 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Singapore - Malacca (2 Nights)

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      Cameron Highlands - Georgetown (Penang) (3 Nights)

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      Georgetown

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      Arrive Singapore (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Singapore (3 Nights)

      Welcome to Singapore. Upon arrival, transfer to your centrally located hotel next to the Singapore River. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers.

      Hotel

      Novotel Clarke Quay

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Novotel Clarke Quay

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Singapore Day 2 - Singapore

      This morning start your city tour from where it all began for colonial Singapore at the Raffles Landing Site. This is where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819 in search of a new trading port for the British East India Company. Continue with a walk through the Colonial District which forms the very heart of Singapore. See the former Parliament House, the Victoria Theatre which was originally built as the Town Hall in 1862 and across the road the Old Supreme Court Building. Later discover the contrasts of Singapore with visits to Chinatown and Little India, a Cultural Insight. Chinatown has evolved since 1821 and was the area many Chinese immigrants headed for on arrival to the then British colony. Continue with a visit to Little India to discover a district rich in culture and deeply rooted in the traditions of the Indian community. Later visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and take a walk through the National Orchid Garden which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchids. The afternoon is yours at leisure.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Singapore Day 3 - Singapore

      Start your day with a visit to a typical Peranakan home and admire the many antiques and treasures worthy of any museum collection. The Peranakans are straits-born Chinese who are descendants of Chinese immigrants many of who married the local Malays in the region. Meet and chat with the hosts to learn about their heritage and culture while enjoying some typical Peranakan tea time treats, a Cultural Insight. This evening visit a Chinese calligrapher in Chinatown, a Local Specialist and see a demonstration on the art of Chinese Calligraphy. Enjoy dinner at a local Chinese restaurant before walking through the narrow lanes of the Night Market and test your bargaining skills with the street vendors selling everything from souvenirs to leather goods. Later take a trishaw ride from Chinatown back to your hotel.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 4

      Singapore - Malacca (2 Nights) Day 4 - Singapore - Malacca (2 Nights)

      This morning say goodbye to Singapore as you head for the border with Malaysia and then on to your hotel in Malacca. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before taking a boat cruise along the Malacca River. Sail past historic buildings, old warehouses (godowns), churches and villages. Return to the hotel for dinner and a relaxing evening.

      Hotel

      Casa del Rio

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Casa del Rio

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 5

      Malacca Day 5 - Malacca

      Start the day with a walking tour of the historical city of Malacca with a Local Specialist. From the river walk to Dutch Square which is surrounded by red painted buildings and reflects the history of Malacca; the Dutch administration, the British colonisation and the Chinese settlers. Proceed to the top of Malacca Hill and then onwards along the river to Kampung Kuli to discover some traditional crafts. Later visit a local family home in Kampung Cantik to enjoy your Be My Guest lunch followed by a walk around the village, with a Local Specialist. Learn about rubber tapping; a process by which latex is collected from a rubber tree and participate in the process of turning the coagulated latex into rubber sheets. Continue your village walk passing by quaint Malacca kampong stilt houses and discover the exotic nutmeg fruits, aromatic curry leaves, lemon grass and various seasonal fruits. Later take part in some fun activities with the locals.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 5

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      Malacca - Kuala Lumpur (2 Nights) Day 6 - Malacca - Kuala Lumpur (2 Nights)

      This morning travel to the capital, Kuala Lumpur and on arrival enjoy your city tour starting off with a photo stop at the Kings Palace. Next visit the National Mosque, Independent Square and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building a Moorish-style building built in 1897 and named after the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time. Later visit the impressive Sky Bridge at the 88 storey high Petronas Twin Towers which at approximately 452 metres is the tallest twin structure in the world. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.

      Hotel

      Melia Kuala Lumpur

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Melia Kuala Lumpur

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Kuala Lumpur Day 7 - Kuala Lumpur

      Leave behind the modern high-rise skyscrapers and discover another side to Kuala Lumpur. Wander the streets of a typical Malay village 'Kampung Baru' with its traditional small Malay houses. Try some Malaysian style sweets and cakes at local food stalls before venturing through the wet Chow Kit market where locals and hawkers haggle over prices. Later this morning travel outside the city to visit a village inhabited by the 'Orang Asli', an ethnic group which are widely regarded as being Malaysia's original inhabitants, a Cultural Insight. Take a walk around the village with a Local Specialist and observe the local people weaving various handicrafts. Enjoy a local style lunch all cooked in bamboo followed by some fun and games before returning to Kuala Lumpur for an evening at leisure.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Day 8

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      After breakfast drive into the countryside and make a short stop at the Selangor Pewter factory before continuing to the Batu Caves; one of Malaysia's most iconic sights. They are located on a limestone hill and consist of three major caves and a number of smaller ones which house temples that have been drawing Hindu pilgrims for more than 120 years. En route to the Cameron Highlands stop to visit a cottage industry to observe a Local Specialist making bamboo baskets followed by a photo stop at the Lata Iskandar Waterfall before continuing to Tanah Rata to check in at your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure followed by dinner at the hotel.

      Hotel

      Strawberry Resort Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Strawberry Resort Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Cameron Highlands - Georgetown (Penang) (3 Nights) Day 9 - Cameron Highlands - Georgetown (Penang) (3 Nights)

      Today explore the Cameron Highlands which at 1542 meters above sea level is Malaysia's most extensive hill station. Make a photo stop at a tea plantation before visiting a tea factory and meet a Local Specialist to gain an insight into how the tea leaves are processed to make the perfect cup of tea. En route to Penang visit the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh, a famous Chinese Buddhist Temple considered to be the largest cave temple in the country with impressive works of art and various statues of Buddha interspersed among the stalactites and stalagmites. Next make a stop at the majestic Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar with its golden dome and minarets and also at the Iskandarish Palace, the official residence of the Sultan of Perak. This two floor riverside palace was completed in 1933 and is an intriguing mix of Arab and art-deco architectural styles. Later drive over to Penang across the fourth longest bridge in Southeast Asia.

      Hotel

      Penaga Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Penaga Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Georgetown Day 10 - Georgetown

      This morning's historical tour of Georgetown starts with a photo stop at Fort Cornwallis where Captain Francis Light, the founder of the British colony in Penang, first landed in 1786. Continue to a local coffee shop where a Local Specialist will explain the traditional process of roasting the perfect coffee bean. Next visit Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese clan house which is a building where Chinese families of the same surname gather together to worship their ancestors. It is a magnificent building embellished with intricate carvings and woodwork. Later enjoy a trishaw ride around the town to view the many colonial buildings followed by a visit to the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion with a Local Specialist. Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure or take part in an Optional Experience.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 10

      Day 11

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      This morning travel to Ayer Itam and visit the Kek Lok Si Temple, a majestic Buddhist Taoist temple which is the cornerstone of the Malay-Chinese community that provided the funding for its two decade long building works. Its key features are the striking seven-storey Pagoda of Rama VI with its 10,000 statues of Buddha and the 36.5 metres high bronze statue of Kuam Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Later ascend Penang Hill, 830 meters above sea level, on a Swiss funicular railway that passes through hill farms and the lush tropical jungle with breathtaking views of Penang and the mainland. The afternoon is free at leisure and later in the evening enjoy a delightful Farewell Dinner with your fellow companions and Travel Director at a restaurant by the sea.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 12

      Depart Georgetown Day 12 - Depart Georgetown

      Transfer to Penang International Airport for your onward flight.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 12

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      • Authentic Accommodation
        Originally a three row, double storey building with traditional shophouses the Hotel Penaga was built in the 1920s and was renovated post war. It is now a stunning heritage hotel.

      • Be My Guest
        Enjoy lunch with a local family in the village of Kampung Cantik, Malacca

      • Cultural Insights
        In Singapore, visit Chinatown to learn about the Chinese immigrants and Little India for an insight into Indian culture and traditions. Enjoy some typical Peranakan tea time treats with a family in their home. In Malaysia, learn about rubber tapping and bamboo basket making. Visit a village inhabited by the ethic group 'Orang Asli'

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        in Singapore, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands and Georgetown

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City Tour of Singapore, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur

        • Cruise along the Malacca River

        • View the Ubudiah Mosque and the Iskandariah Palace in Kuala Kangsar

        • Visit the Botanic Gardens in Singapore, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Twin Tower Sky Bridge, the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh, the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 buffet breakfasts

        • 2 lunches
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 5 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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