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Malaysia Cultural, History & Nature Tour

Destination: Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Taiping, Penang

Malaysia Cultural, History & Nature Tour

$1800 per person

Tour Highlights: Kuala Lumpur Highlights Tour • Petronas Tower • Royal Selangor Pewter Factory • Saloma Theatre Show • Batu Caves • Batik Workshop • Malacca Cultural Tour • River Cruise • Taiping Lake Gardens • Perak Museum • Mangrove Forest • Charcoal Factory • Penang Hill Funicular Train • Spice Garden Cooking Class • Suffolk House • Penang Museum • Fort Cornwallis • Trishaw Ride.

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Cost based on a minimum 20 pax

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  • Included
    Accommodation (4 Stars)
    Airport Transfer
    Attractions & Tours
    Coach Transport
    English Speaking Guide
    Goods & Services Tax
    Gratuities (Driver & Guide)
    Meals

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and after immigration and customs formalities, our English speaking guide will be there to welcome and assist the group with the coach transfer and check in at the hotel.

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Day 2: Petronas Towers / Royal Palace / National Monument / KL Tower (B,L,D)

This morning we embark on the tour of Kuala Lumpur, the federal capital of Malaysia having its origins as a trading post and frontier town in the 1850s. Today it represents the modern face of Malaysia, epitomised by the iconic Petronas Towers which provide an unmissable photo opportunity. Starting from the confluence of the two rivers from where this city began and onto the splendour of the King’s Palace. Visit the National Monument at the Lake Gardens and we will not fail to notice the abundant greenery in the city. Proceed to the beautiful National Mosque and Royal Palace. Drive past the Railway Station and make a stop at Independence Square. We will then proceed to the Kuala Lumpur Communication Tower and enjoy a splendid buffet lunch. This afternoon is free and easy for your leisure.

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Day 3: Batu Caves / Pewter Factory / Batik Workshop / Saloma Theatre (B,D)

This morning we visit the Batu Caves which has a series of caves and cave temples. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India,] dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. Afterwards we visit the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory. Malaysian pewter is acclaimed internationally for its exquisite craftsmanship. Royal Selangor is the world’s largest pewter company, renowned for its innovative design and craftsmanship to create objects of desire in precious pewter. We have the chance to make our own treasure pewter at the school of hard knocks workshop. We then proceed to the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex, the city’s iconic art centre and included is our very own Batik Workshop. This evening we visit the Saloma Theatre, where you will enjoy a Malaysian and International cuisine along with a cultural show with upbeat traditional and cultural performances. The 18 member Saloma dancers will present a selection of Malaysia’s rich cultural heritage with contemporary and cultural performances.

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Day 4: St Peter’s Church / Red Square / River Cruise (B,L,D)

Today we enjoy a full day trip to Malacca a UNESCO World Heritage City and the oldest trading port in Malaysia. For centuries Malacca was an important trading post for spices and other goods, and its colonial era architecture reflects its Portuguese, Dutch, British and Chinese heritage. Among the sights are St. Peter’s Church (1710), the oldest Christian Church still in use in Malaysia; the 17th century Chinese cemetery; the Portuguese Settlement and the ruins of St. Paul’s Church lined with 17th century Dutch tombstones. We will also see “Red Square, the salmon pink Dutch administrative buildings which today house the Malacca Museum and government offices, and visit the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, where the three major doctrines of Chinese belief are followed under the same roof. After will enjoy a Malacca River Cruise. The Malacca River is the river that cuts across Malacca town, on its way to the Straits of Malacca. Following this will be visiting the Taming Sari Tower. From a height of 80 meters, the ride offers a spectacular and panoramic view of Malacca and a far with a host of interesting sights.

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Day 5 Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple / Ubudiah Mosque / Taiping Lake Gardens (B,L,D)

Early morning we check- out of the hotel and depart for Taiping. En route we visit the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple. It is said to be the biggest cave temple in the country, and is an impressive work of art with various statues of Buddha interspersed among the stalactites. Thereafter stop at the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar for a spell of photographing of the exterior view only of the Ubudiah Mosque, and the Istana. Arriving at Taiping one of Malaysia’s most well-preserved colonial towns and historical buildings and heritage landmarks. We proceed to check-in to the hotel. Free at leisure this afternoon to enjoy the natural beauty of the Taiping Lake Gardens, the first public garden established during the British rule in Malaya. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

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Day 6 Perak Museum / Mangrove Forest / Charcoal Factory (B,L,D)

Check – out of the hotel this morning after breakfast. We then take a short journey to the Taiping War Cemetery. Pay homage to the fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Second World War, as well as during the turbulent times of the Malaya Emergency and the Japanese Occupation. We then proceed to visit the Perak Museum. Housed in a 120 year old ancient British architectural building, the museum houses a collection of historical and archaeological artifacts. We then proceed to Kuala Sepetang which is a coastal town located in Perak, Malaysia. The 40,000-hectare Matang Mangrove Forest was gazetted as a permanent forest reserve in 1906. Today, it is recognized as the best managed sustainable mangrove ecosystem in the world. This mangrove reserve contains rich and diverse wildlife that provide nature lovers to visit and explore its wetlands and resources. Included in the tour is a visit to a Charcoal Factory. A family run charcoal factory located right in the heart of the mangrove forest. This enterprise is run by Mr. Chuah Chow Aun, the second generation of the family which has owned the business since the 1930’s. From there will continue on the north expressway & cross the Penang Bridge onto the island of Penang. Hotel check-in and dinner at the hotel.

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Day 7 Penang Hill / Kek Lok Temple / Suffolk House (B,L,D)
This morning depart for Penang Hill, by taking the Funicular Train Ride up to at an elevation of 833m above the sea level, a cool hill retreat from the tropical heat below for a panoramic view of Georgetown. We also have the chance to enjoy a buggy ride to explore the outskirt area’s of Penang Hill. After we proceed to Kek Lok Si, Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temple. Marvel at the 30-metre high statue of the Goddess of Mercy, the 7-tier 'Thousand-Buddha Pagoda' and the 'Pond of Longevity'. We then proceed to The Suffolk House. The Suffolk House stands as one of the oldest original surviving model of the Anglo-Indian mansion architecture in Penang being over 200 years old. Here we enjoy a guided tour followed by a set menu lunch. This evening, discover the character of George Town at night. Proceed to the Komtar Tower for dinner. Enjoy dining with a 360 degree view at the top of Penang.
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Day 8 Penang Museum / Trishaw / Peranakan Mansion (B, L, D)

This morning we commence our Georgetown Heritage Tour on a Trishaw. Established by Captain Francis Light in 1786, Light named the island Prince of Wales Island. A town was established and named Georgetown after Britain’s King George the third. Georgetown presents a range of historic British colonial architecture and which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Enjoy being on a Trishaw, a three wheeler light local transport and is the best way to see & explore the city of GeorgeTown in a much slower pace, with full view of the sights as it moves along. Wind through the narrow streets where Famous Heritage Landmarks of Penang are found. Start from Fort Cornwallis passing by the Clock Tower and then proceed to the Waterfront Jetties. From there go through the bustling Little India, the commercial & banking area, the St George’s Church, Old Chinese Temples and narrow streets dotted with boutique hotels and cafes. We proceed to the Penang Museum and learn more about the straits settlement history. Our final visit is to the Peranakan Mansion. Within the vicinity, check-out the murals of the street mansion which houses many priceless antique collections and artifacts, depicting an assimilation of culture and arts depicting the simple life style of Penang. This evening we head to Batu Ferringhi for dinner followed by the Night Markets.

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Day 9 Tropical Spice Garden / Cooking Class (B,L,D)

Today we proceed to the Tropical Spice Garden and participate in a Malaysian Local Cooking Class. Explore the award-winning tropical garden with over 500 Species of tropical Flora and Fauna. The unique experience begins with a guided tour of the spice terraces, the fresh ingredients for cooking. After that proceed to the cooking school. The Malaysian cooking demonstration will be conducted by there award-winning chef, in the kitchen overlooking the stunning view of the bay of Teluk Bahang. After, enjoy the the food you helped cooked afterwards. This afternoon is free and easy for your leisure before our farewell dinner at the

hotel.

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Day 10 Departure (B)

We check – out of the hotel and proceed to Penang international airport for departure home.

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