The Orang Asli kept to themselves until the first traders from India arrived in Malaysia in the first millennium AD The Orang Asli kept to themselves until the first traders from India arrived in Malaysia in the first millennium AD

Malaysia Luxury Holiday – Malaysian Discovery

This Malaysia Luxury Holiday is a perfect introduction to Malaysia

Lush tropical rainforest, beautiful mountain scenery, idyllic beaches and classical sights of a bygone era are all encountered on this tour spanning Malaysia’s most popular regions. Enjoy an introduction to the eclectic and stylish city of Singapore, offering the opportunity for some fine dining and shopping at the start or end of your tour.

 

Overview of Tour

 

  • Shopping and sightseeing in dynamic Singapore
  • Take a train through rubber and palm oil plantations
  • Discover the quaint port of Malacca visiting St Paul's
  • Spend two nights in exciting Kuala Lumpur touring the main sights
  • Take the 272 steps to the Batu Caves
  • Journey to the Cameron Highlands, the capital of Malaysian tea production
  • See the Orang Asli (Aboriginals)
  • Visit Kellies Castle and the Cave Temples in Ipoh
  • See the Ubudiah Mosque and the Palace of the Sultan of Perak
  • Two nights in Penang, touring the main highlights
  • Two nights on Pangkor Island

 

Itinerary

DAY 1 - SINGAPORE
Arrive in Singapore and transfer to The St Regis Singapore for one night.

 

DAY 2 - SINGAPORE TO MALACCA
Journey north by train (coach replacement during Hari Raya and Chinese New Year) across the near mile-long causeway, which connects Singapore to the Malaysian mainland where you will pass through miles of lush rubber and palm oil plantations. From Kluang, continue by coach to Malacca in time for lunch and a tour of this quaint old port steeped in colourful history on foot, visiting St Paul's, Porta de Santiago and Jonkers Street. Overnight in Malacca (approx. 260 km).

 

DAY 3 - MALACCA TO KUALA LUMPUR
Drive inland for two nights at the Cyberview Lodge Resort near Kuala Lumpur, touring the main sights including the National Palace, National Mosque, National Monument and passing by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers (approx. 160 km).

 

DAY 4 - KUALA LUMPUR
Explore the Batu Caves, which are reached by 272 steps, before then gaining an insight into the production of some of Malaysia's artisanal handicrafts.

 

DAY 5 - KUALA LUMPUR TO CAMERON HIGHLANDS
Drive north to the cooler elevations of the beautiful Cameron Highlands, the centre of Malaysia's tea production and 1'200-1'800 meters above sea level. On the way up, stop at a look-out point to view a hut occupied by Orang Alsi (Malaysian aboriginals) that live deep in the forest and then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy views of the tea plantation from a look-out point before an overnight in the stunning Cameron Highlands (approx. 250 km).

 

DAY 6 - CAMERON HIGHLANDS TO PENANG
Enjoy the cool morning air of the Cameron Highlands then continue to downhill to the rich city of Ipoh, the historic home of tin mining. En route you will visit Kellies Castle with its historic Scottish roots and the Cave Temples in Ipoh before lunch at a local restaurant. Stop at the magnificent gold-domed Ubudiah Mosque and the Palace of the Sultan of Perak. Cross the impressive Penang Bridge to Penang for two nights at Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort or the Parkroyal Penang (approx. 310 km).

 

DAY 7 - PENANG
Today enjoy a tour of famous Penang, the oldest British settlement in Malaysia and the 'Pearl of the Orient'. Visit the Penang Snake Temple and explore the sights of Georgetown including the Khoo Kongsi clan house and historic Fort Cornwallis. The remainder of the day is free to relax on the beach. There is an opportunity to extend your stay in Penang and spend an extra seven nights on the beach before continuing to Pangkor the following week.

 

DAY 8 - PENANG TO PANGKOR
Travel south by road passing rice fields, stopping at Taiping to visit the lush Lake Gardens and the Taiping War Cemetery. Take the ferry (approx. 30 minutes) to the tropical shores of Pangkor Island for the next two nights. Enjoy time at leisure to relax on the beach, enjoy some watersports or perhaps explore the island's tropical interior (approx. 250 km).

 

DAY 10 - PANGKOR TO PORT DICKSON
Depart from Pangkor Island by ferry to the mainland and travel south to the popular weekend resort town of Port Dickson for a one night stay (approx. 340 km).

 

DAY 11 - PORT DICKSON TO SINGAPORE
Drive south this morning to Singapore, arriving early evening and return to The St Regis Singapore for two nights (approx. 310 km). The next day is free to explore Singapore at your leisure.

 

DAY 13 - DEPART
Transfer to the airport in time for your onward flight. Alternatively you may wish to extend your stay for relaxation at a Malaysian Beach Spa Resort.

 

Luxury Spa Singapore – The St Regis *****

Luxury Spa Singapore – The St Regis *****

Luxury Spa Singapore means spa treatments accented by a glass of chilled champagne, a handful of handcrafted chocolates and exotic teas grown in the south of France. That’s what to expect from Singapore’s newest and most opulent health and beauty experience, the Remède Spa at the incomparable St Regis Hotel.    >>>

Yoga Retreat Malaysia – Cyberview Lodge Resort + Spa ****

Yoga Retreat Malaysia – Cyberview Lodge Resort + Spa ****

Yoga Retreat Malaysia at the Cyberview Lodge Resort in a world class spa retreat that defies expectations. Located in the futuristic town of Cyberjaya, just 20 minutes from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and the famed Sepang racing circuit, Cyberview Lodge Resort & Spa is shrouded from all the commercial  >>>

Yoga Malaysia Retreat – Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort + Spa ****

Yoga Malaysia Retreat – Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort + Spa ****

Yoga Malaysia Retreat at the Shangri-La group’s CHI, The Spa. Based on the healing rituals and ways of life in the Himalayan regions and China, its unique ‘spa within a spa’ design philosophy, use of premium organic products and expert therapists have established CHI as a leader in traditional holistic wellness.  >>>

Malaysia Spa Resort – Parkroyal Penang ***

Malaysia Spa Resort – Parkroyal Penang ***

The Malaysia Spa Resort at the St Gregory has been regarded as a leader in holistic health and wellness for a decade. Successful expansion has led to a current total of 11 spas across the Asia Pacific region, with six of those in health-conscious Japan. However, unlike most spa and beauty  >>>

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