SN07PEN – 7D6N Singapore to Penang Sojourn

This is an overland tour fo Peninsular of Malaysia. You will experience an unforgettable journey in your own privacy. This programme is easily expanded to give yourself more time at each destination. This is a popular tour and it can be enjoyed by all travellers. 

DAY 1    SINGAPORE – MALACCA (3.5 HRS)

Pick up at City Hotels at 0730 hrs. Cross the Johor Causeway which links Singapore to Peninsula Malaysia
After brief formalities, you will enter Johor Bahru – the southern most state of Malaysia. The Malacca Experience begins. Visit St. Paul’s Hill, Porta De Santiago, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Jonkers Street – popular for it’s antiques and local art & craft. In the evening, embark on the Malacca River Cruise. This cruise takes you to the back view of the Malaccan houses and the Kampung Morten. On weekends, there will be a night market along Jonker’s Street where you can see the variety of stalls offering local delicacies.

DAY 2    MALACCA – KUALA LUMPUR (2 HRS)

After breakfast, you rejoin the highway passing Seremban to Kuala Lumpur – the capital city of Malaysia. In the afternoon, our guide will give you an orientation tour of Kuala Lumpur where you will be introduced to the humble beginning of the city to what it is today – a modern cosmopolitan city.7D6N KUL
Major highlights of the tour: National Monument, Sultan Abdul Samad Building – Independence Square, the Selangor Club & the King’s Palace.  Enjoy a breath taking view of the city from the KL Tower. In the evening, you may want to join an optional tour for a taste of traditional Malay cuisine with a cultural show plus a visit to Chinatown.
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DAY 3    KUALA LUMPUR

After breakfast visit the Petronas Twin Tower for a photostop. Then we set off to Batu Caves – a daunting cave where you will climb 272 steps to reach the entrance of the main cave. This is where the Hindus have erected a sacred shrine devoted to Lord Muruga. Thaipusam Festival turns this cave into a frenzy and dramatic affair with colourful chariots hooked on to the body of the devotees paying their respect. Royal Selangor is the largest producer of pewter in the world and you have an opportunity to see the craftsman at work. This afternoon, you are free to explore the city. Shopping is great and it is easy to move around with taxis and the monorail.
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DAY 4    KUALA LUMPUR – CAMERON HIGHLANDS (4 HRS)

Travel to Cameron Highlands via the highway with a rest stop at Tapah. This is the town leading to Cameron Highlands and you will get to see the local fruits including the King of Fruits – Durian if in season.7D6N Cameron

On the way up to the mountain resort, we will stop at a small Aborigine village and a teahouse. Continue to drive up the road passing through Brinchang and finally the main town – Tanah Rata. Settle in your hotel of your choice and enjoy the peace & serenity of Cameron Highlands.
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 DAY 5    CAMERON HIGHLANDS – PENANG (7 HRS)

Visit one of the tea plantations owned by the Boh Plantations to watch the processing of black tea and later to sample various kind of tea in the teahouse. (Note: Tea factory is closed on Mondays). After the tea break, we head to local fruit / vegetable market to see the variety of produce from this area.

Depart Cameron Highlands via the Simpang Pulai Highway to Bukit Merah Laketown. Visit the Orang Utan Island & see the primates and the in-house infant care unit. (Visit subject to water level) Continue to Penang & cross the Penang Bridge into the island of Penang. Check into your hotel.
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 DAY 6    PENANG

Today you explore Penang – the Pearl of the Orient and the oldest British settlement in Malaysia. Visits include the Khoo Kongsi (Dragon Mountain Hall) clan house with its ancient design constructed to capture the splendour of an Imperial palace, the historical Fort Cornwallis and the Thai temple of Wat Chayamangkalaram, which houses a 32 metres reclining Buddha. In the afternoon, visit the legendary Snake Temple. The temple is filled with the smoke of burning incense and a variety of pit vipers. The vipers are believed to be rendered harmless by the sacred smoke. But it is not advisable to touch the snakes nonetheless. Local devotees believe that the temple’s snake population has come there of its own accord. The temple was built circa 1850 in memory of Chor Soo Kong, by a Buddhist monk who moved to Penang.

Returning to the city, we visit the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their 7D6N Penangmany customs and traditions. With over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, this Baba-Nyonya museum is also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of eclectic design and architecture. The Peranakans, also known as the Babas and Nyonyas, was a prominent community of acculturated Chinese unique to this part of the world, especially in the Straits Settlements (Penang, Malacca and Singapore) hence its other name, the Straits Chinese. Adopting selected ways of the local Malays and later, the colonial British, the Peranakans had created a unique lifestyle and customs which had not only left behind a rich legacy of antiques but its cultural influences like cuisine and language are still evident in Penang today.
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 DAY 7    DEPART PENANG

Free till transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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