Best of Malaysia
8 Days: Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands & Penang
Multiculturalism has made Malaysia as eclectic and surprising as its geographical diversity. Festivals, food and a happy, laid back attitude define the national identity. This itinerary explores the best of Malaysia from the towering skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur to the historic city of Malacca, the tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands, and the exotic island of Penang.
Day 1 – Arrive Kuala Lumpur
Arrive Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Check in & Unwind.
Day 2 – In Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur History and Heritage Tour (3 hours)
9.00 AM – Kuala Lumpur is rich with its history on how it developed from a small tin-mining settlement to a modern skyscrapers city. The city is further furnished by its wonderful architecture, prominent landmarks and unique building. You will be amazed to see the blend of Oriental and colonial part of the city intertwine with interesting Moorish, Mughal-Tudor and Islamic building.
Our first visit is to Istana Negara, it is the official residence of the Agong. The sprawling palace was built was completed in 2011. Ten minutes away is the National Monument that was erected in honor of the fallen heroes during World War II.
The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia houses thousands of artefacts and you will get to know more about the Islamic civilisation in this region.
On the way to the Independence Square, we will pass by the National Mosque and Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station. Set in front of the historic Sultan Abdul Samad Building, here it is the Union Jack flag was lowered on August 31, 1957.
Sunset @ Twin Towers with dinner (4 hours)
6.00 PM – As the sun starts to go down, we will be visiting the most iconic landmark in Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers is the most photographed landmark in Malaysia. Soaring to a height of 451.9 meters, the 88 storey twin towers structure is KL’s crown jewel. It is the world’s tallest twin towers. The 45-minutes guided tour allows you to enjoy the panoramic and aerial views of magnificent pink-tinged sunset and slowly transitioning to the night scene of Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy an authentic Malay dining experience in an award-winning restaurant. The Malay cuisine known for its spicy and aromatic, combining the rich tastes of the many herbs and spices commonly found in Southeast Asia.
Note: Petronas Twin Tower Skybridge is closed on every Monday and the visiting time is subject to availability
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 – Kuala Lumpur – Malacca- Kuala Lumpur
Full Day Excursion to Malacca with lunch
An excursion to the historical city of Malacca, a fascinating blend of oriental and occidental ideas. Tour begins with a visit to St Peter’s Church (1710) -the oldest Christian Church still in use in Malaysia. We then drive past the largest seventeenth century Chinese cemetery outside China, located at Bukit China or Chinese Hill. Stopping at the Foothill to view Sultan’s wall. Next, we proceeds to ‘Porta de Santiago’ and the ruins of St Paul’s Church, lined by seventeenth century Dutch tombstones. Next is ‘Red Square’, a salmon pink Dutch administrative building which today houses the Melaka Museum and other government offices. We will visit Christchurch before lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we visit the Abode of the Green Merciful Temple Clouds or the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the only temple where you can find three major doctrines of local Chinese belief under one roof; Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Take a stroll along Melaka’s Jonker Street, which ends by the banks of the Malacca river.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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.
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 and enjoy the temperate climate & scenery of Cameron Highlands.
Day 5 – In Cameron Highlands
Half day visit to Rose Valley. Followed by a visit to the Sungai Palas Tea Plantation for tea. Afternoon free at leisure (Note : Tea factory is closed on Mondays)
Day 6 – Cameron Highlands – Penang (7 hrs)
Depart Cameron Highlands via the Simpang Pulai Highway towards Ipoh.
Before reaching Penang, we will stop at the famous Cave Temple & the Ubudiah Mosque – a magnificent building with golden dome – and the former palace of the Sultan of Perak with its intricate woodcarvings. Cross into Penang and check into hotel.
Day 7 – In Penang
Visit Batik Factory to learn how local making the famous Malaysian Batik, you will also get the opportunity to make and create your own batik to bring back home. Next proceed for visit the Butterfly/Dragonfly Farm – one of the world’s largest with over 300 species of tropical butterflies. Set off to visit the Tropical Spice Garden – located in an eight-acre valley fronting the shores of Teluk Bahang. The Garden showcases a living collection of more than 500 varieties of local and imported flora from Malaysia and around the world, with particular emphasis on tropical herbs and spices. There are also wild animals, birds and insects set amongst lush conservation area .A visit to the Gift Shop is definitely recommended as they have an impressive selection of herbs and spices. Individually sourced and imported from the best point of origin – cinnamon sticks and black cardamoms from Sri Lanka, vanilla pods from Bali and cloves and nutmeg from Penang – the spices are neatly packed and sealed, ideal to purchase and take home for future use. Return to hotel
Day 8 – Depart Penang
Free till transfer to the airport for your onward departure flight
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|First Class Hotels|
|Kuala Lumpur - Dorsett Hotel|
|Cameron Highlands - The Lakehouse|
|Penang - Lone Pine Hotel|
|Deluxe Class Hotels|
|Kuala Lumpur - Shangri-La Hotel|
|Cameron Highlands - Cameron Highlands Resort|
|Penang - Eastern & Oriental|
|All private transfers & tours with English Speaking driver cum guide as indicated in the program|
|Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary|
|All entrance fees in the places of visit|
|Sightseeing as per the itinerary|
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